This article is guest posted by Melvin.
I know many people are blogging for the sake of money. But many people are blogging too just for the sake of sharing what they want to. In short, they do blogging because this already a part of them, a part of you. But it’s really sad how people forget to brand their blog. Many people just put up a blog, get a free theme, make posts and publish. They don’t care if their template is the same with someone or they’re blog is not unique. This is the truth that people should understand. Blogs represent themselves and every part of it is all about you, yes YOU!
That’s why Carl ordered a custom theme and logo. It’s about how you will make yourself stand out from others. It’s not really about making your’s making better than theirs but its more of being unique. People will more likely appreciate you if you are unique. So going back to branding your blog here are things that I have compiled to help you become better with others.
- Buy a theme! This is the most basic thus far. I’m not saying that you should head on and order a custom theme that worths $1000. What I mean is there are pretty much of great themes out there that is customizable. If you don’t have the money then there’s always someone there to help you for a cheap price.
- Logo. I know a logo is expensive as well. Big problem? Not quite. Head on to Digital Point Forums Contest Section and run a contest there about your logo. The price oftentimes is just $10 to $20 and the quality is very high. That’s why when someone told me to get a logo, I immediately get one for my blog
- Favicon. Many are forgetting to use a favicon. This is literally just an icon on the side of your URL. This one also makes you different from each other. You can do it your self or you can get someone to do it for you.
- Gravatars. This one can be optional. Gravatars are basically you’re picture when you comment on sites. Most sites run a gravatar plugin to their commenting system. You can see how much traffic shoemoney got from his gravatar alone on digital point forums.