Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Effortless Ways to Refresh Your Blog

Effortless Ways to Refresh Your Blog
Hello lovelies now before you read on I want you to go grab your cups of teas as I am about to talk about an in-depth, obliging post related to all of our wonderful blogs.

Ever go through fazes of feeling not so much bored but as though your blog needs some extra TLC and a bit of an update/refresh? I am really satisfied with my blogs overall design but of course there has been times where I feel not 100% satisfied with parts of my blog that don't require much effort, maybe I am just picky ey? 

I think it is so important to feel 100% satisfied and content with not only your blog posts but your overall design, pages, layouts etc. I do notice a difference if I am not feeling 100% with my blog as when I write a blog post it doesn't sound 100% me. Today I wanted to share with you all some effortless ways to refresh your blog that help you feel more confident and cheerful about it. Without the hard work of html...

Update, Update, Update | The word update can sound a bit draining but it is such a simple, effortless way to have a positive feeling towards your overall blog. If you don't have an about me page maybe think about creating one, if you have one update it to sound more fresh and now. Update any contact details, bio's, images etc to sound more up to date! I like to do this occasionally and it does have a refreshing effect!

Remove Any Unwanted Widgets | I have came across lots of blogs with hundreds of widgets down their sidebar some of which don't even seem in use. Maybe clear up your sidebar a bit? Change things around? Do you really need the Twitter widget if you have the icon? I like having all my social media widgets on top to make it easier for readers to search, maybe do this if you haven't already? Just play around with your sidebar, widgets are so simple to add and remove. Too much can look too cluttered for me personally.

Change Font, Sizing, Colour | I went through a faze of writing in pink when I first started blogging, colourful times I know. I think it is very refreshing to update your fonts every now and then or even just the colour can make a bit of a difference. Black and grey have a very professional feel to them and I like to highlight any links in pink to add a spec of colour to my posts. Keep it simple.

Add Widgets | Similar to the second tip but if you feel like your blog is lacking a bit of personality or just looks quite bland down the sidebar why not consider including your favourite bloggers buttons? I love having other blogs down my sidebar as they are so appealing to have and also show you are very user friendly with other peoples blogs. Also maybe even consider advertising bloggers on your sidebar too? This could earn you a few pennies as well.

Have A Theme | When I first started blogging my photography didn't have a theme, my photos weren't all the same size, my font would change frequently and my structure in blog posts would change a lot. I think it is very refreshing to try and keep everything similar so your brain is a lot more relaxed about how things look. Plus continuity is always a winner it helps readers familiarize with your personality more.

I hope these effortless tips helped you feel a lot more positive towards your blog!

Any effortless tips you know to refresh blogs??
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  1. These tips are really helpful! I love to change around my blog around after a bit!

    http://oliviaredfern.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou Olivia glad you found it useful. Yeah it definitely gives you a positive attitude about it


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  2. Thanks Hun it's about time I had a clean up of my blog it's looking rather tired to be polite about it lol
    http://www.dream1ncolour.com/

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    1. No I agree mine did too especially the sidebar it drove me crazy!


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  3. Love this, you can instantly tell when someone is hoarding sidebar widgets and if it's slowing you site down then it's not good for anyone! Great tips :).

    Jess
    Philocalist.co.uk

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    1. I agree, it puts me off blogs a bit if they are covered in ads, links etc down the side


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  4. Katie, your blog is honestly becoming one of my top 5 favourite ones! I just love it and it reflects everything that appeals to me. I know it sounds big but I genuinely mean it :) Lovely design, thoughtful content and great tips. I'm a newbie but it's always a learning curve so I am excited about useful tips in the blogging world :) Thanks for this post. xox N.
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw thanks so so much lovely that means a lot I do try! I already follow your blog keep up the good work you write some really interesting bits!


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  5. I love this post so many great tips and I totally agree with you on them all! It so hard to keep your blog fresh all the time and I always find myself changing up some of the things you mentioned to just refresh things! X

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    1. Yeah they don't take a lot of time either which is the best part, I mean at the end of the day we have to feel 100% ourselves about it before readers do


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  6. Lovely post! This has really helped me and I'll definitely be following some of your advice! xx

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    1. Glad you found this useful!


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  7. Great ideas for refreshing your blog, i really need to change up my widgets!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Taking all this information in, I'm somewhat happy with how my blog looks but there are some things I want to change (widgets are my number one worst enemy)

    I can't wait for the day I'm satisfied with how my blog looks :)

    www.laurcaud.co.uk

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    1. I know that was my problem too!Tiny little detail makes such a big difference


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  9. Definitely think removing widgets from the side bar and keeping the blog space clear and uncluttered
    Joey x

    https://northernmagpie.squarespace.com

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    1. There's nothing worse than seeing a cluttered blog especially if you are reading that persons posts and it slows down


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  10. Great tips, I definitely agree with you! I think changing things like the About Me page of your blog can really help you to feel more positive about things (even if I don't like writing them!).

    vvnightingale.com

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    1. I am not the best at writing my about me page but it is nice to keep it looking up to date. Mine used to say I was a student


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  11. This was such useful advice. Your blog looks so professional so it was great hearing your tips. My blog is in definite need of tlc! xxx

    http://izzyk1998.blogspot.co.uk/
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    1. Thank you Izzy so nice of you to say and I am glad you found it useful


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  12. Great tips Katie! I find that a little refresh does the world of good!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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    1. Those little changes have such a big effect


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  13. I think everything feels like their blog needs to be refreshed every once in a while. If I didn't have to study, I would be changing my blog every single day... Great post, Katie! I loved it!

    Lots of love, Be || lovefrombe

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    1. I agree we are never satisfied perfectionists! I love your blog though!


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  14. These are really great tips. I'll definitely be taking these on board :)

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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    1. Glad you found them useful!


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  15. These are great tips! I definitely agree its important to make sure that you keep changing up your photography style until you find something that suits you x

    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah I think you have to be happy in yourself with your blog before anything


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  16. Definitely going to use some of these tips, especially the first one! An update usually makes me feel way more refreshed!
    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. I love to update my blog and keep it active all the time


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  17. love all of these tips!! I totally agree, too many widgets are so off putting.
    Can't wait to read more of your posts!

    Love

    Ana

    RavishingRoses

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    1. Glad you liked this lovely got a few more blogging tips in the future


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  18. always the best tips

    www.wonderlandclothing.com

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    1. I think they make such a difference


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  19. I commented earlier today but just also wanted to let you know that I tagged your lovely blog in my post for the Liebster Award here:
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/tag-liebster-award.html
    Would love to read your answers to the questions and just help each other grow :)
    xox N.

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    1. Thanks lovely I will give it a read sometime!


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  20. Totally agree I find even switching widgets around is a great way to create a fresh look! X

    Dungaree loving over on-
    hailandharmony.blogspot.ie
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    1. Me too! I recently done this myself it always looks a lot refreshing


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  21. Thanks for these tips, I'm off to have a look at my blog and see what I can update.

    Rosy | sparklesoflight76.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Glad you liked them hope it goes well!


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  22. Lovely tips Katie, updating your blog can be so refreshing; even if it is just a quick profile picture change! And yes I feel you with the pink, my entire blog theme was pink when I first began but now I realise black, white and grey is so much more professional!

    Toni x
    www.clarkecouture.co.uk

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    1. They are a lot more easier to read too we are used to reading those colours so it makes a difference


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  23. These are such great tips! :) I catch myself glancing at my widgets all the time- I always want to make sure I don't have any unnecessary ones. It's easy to go a bit crazy and want to add every available widget but less is more, in my opinion.


    Victoria
    treelinedavenue.com

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    1. I agree less is definitely more, it can sometimes look too cluttered

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