Last week we wrote about visuals in blog posts. Today we’ve got a treat for you. We contacted Alina, a blogger whose beautiful pictures draw attention of a few thousand of Instagram users worldwide. She’s going to share some of her secrets about creating really jaw-dropping visuals.
Our trip will soon come to an end. Before it happens, I want to teach you one or two more tricks. Today let’s talk about ornamenting our posts with graphics.
Movies prey on our fear of darkness, uncertainty and supernatural. That’s what still terrifies most of the population. But now imagine the horror movie made solely for writers.
The fourth part already – time is flying when on a trip. Today we’re going to set our nets and catch some links. These are essential tools on your blogging adventure.
We might say there are three kinds of links you want to paste in your posts. Three kinds of little fish swimming in the ocean of the internet. Your job is to catch them and use accordingly to your needs.
Links to your posts
You want people to spend as much time as they can on your blog, isn’t it? You also feel the urge to share with the world the amazing content you created. Don’t forget then to weave in your text some links to previous posts on similar subject. This way you encourage your reader to spend more time on your blog.
External links add to the credibility of your text. Also, they provide further information to people interested in the subject. This is appreciated by dedicated readers. Links to articles to other blogs or websites can help in building connections and improving your visibility. Just let the authors know that you recommend their website – maybe they will return the favour.
That’s the way to earn some extra cash on your blog. Basically, it’s a form of partnership, which lets you earn a small commission for every purchase made using your link. There are plenty of affiliate programmes out there, so it can be confusing for a beginner. If you want to consider your options, have a look at this list of top 15 affiliate programmes every blogger can benefit from.
One golden rule is: whenever you place a link on your blog, make sure that your reader will open it in a separate window. To do so, you have to tick the right option when editing link. Because you want the reader to stay on your blog as long as possible, instead of wandering off, isn’t it?
That’s all for today, sailor! If you want a recap of all previous trips, here they are:
Some people love Autumn, some hate it – like with any other season, really. But there is something special in that time of rain, cold, and depression. Or golden leaves, crisp air, and coziness – depends on how you look at it. We think that Autumn is the especially favourable season for writers.
Ahoy, my blogging friend! Ready for today’s adventure?
Tone and voice – you have heard these expressions many, many times, often used interchangeably.
Arrrgh, you landlubber! So we meet again! You still have the courage to join me on the trip to the mythical Blogland Island? Great! Here is the second part of your treasure map!