5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Blog Today

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Blog Today

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already the end of the week! Time is going by way quicker than I want it to. I really miss being younger and feeling like I had all the time in the world. I know I just turned 22, but I feel like I’m being thrown into adulthood and I feel like adult life makes days go by so much faster. It’s like I don’t have enough time in a day to do all the things I need or want to do!

In other news, I’ve been pretty busy lately so I haven’t really been as active as I’ve been wanting to on my blog. I’ve been making minor improvements through small changes here and there, and I thought I’d do a little post on some of things I’ve done. These are all small ways you can easily improve your blog today!

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1. Add deep links to your blog posts

Link to your other blog posts in your blog posts! If a reader stumbles across one of your posts, you don’t want them to exit your site after reading it – you want them to browse for as long as possible!

I usually like to add “READ ALSO: link to another post” at the beginning of my blog posts and “P.S. if you liked this, check out this post (with a link to another post)” at the end. I did these things in this post so you can look at them for reference.


2. Find the perfect theme

While WordPress has tons of nice themes, they’re not super customizable and they don’t look very blogger-y. Pipdig is very popular amongst bloggers, and although their themes are pretty pricy (about $80 Canadian), it’s definitely worth the investment!

If you’re just starting out and don’t have the budget yet, Cubic is a beautiful and free theme. I had it for my entire first year of blogging. I don’t recommend it if you’ve been blogging for longer than that because it’s difficult to find all your posts if you have so many!

Cubic Theme WordPress


3. Create a disclaimer page and put disclaimers at the beginning of your blog posts

You need to protect yourself and your blog legally, which is why you need a disclaimer page. All blogger disclaimer pages are pretty much the same, so feel free to copy mine and change it where you see fit.

One super important thing you need to know about disclaimers within blog posts is that they have to be placed before affiliate or sponsored content AKA at the very beginning. In your disclaimers, you need to specify whether you received financial compensation or free products and whether you’re receiving commission from affiliate links. I spent two days researching all this stuff and creating my disclaimers, and I’d be happy to do a post all about this if you guys want!


4. Retitle your old blog posts

As fun as “Adventuring in Alberta” sounds, it’s not something people care to click on because they have no idea what the post is about besides it being about Alberta. I retitled it to “Travel Diary: Alberta, Canada“, as that’s more likely to attract people who plan on traveling to Alberta and want some insight on it.


5. Create an email signature

It’s not a huge deal if you don’t have a fancy one, but it all helps with building a cohesive brand. If you’d like a specific tutorial on how I made mine, I’d be happy to do one. I use Iconfinder to find all my social icons, and this is the specific one I used.

Blogger Email Signature Example


I hope you found some of these tips helpful! I’d love to hear any of your blogging tips in the comments below!

P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on simple ways to clean up your social media accounts.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Blog Today

Jessica Lam

Jessica Lam

22-year-old lifestyle blogger and social media addict. Follow me + keep updated with my latest posts on Bloglovin & Facebook.
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  • These tips are fantastic, I need some time to implement some of these! Thanks for sharing!

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye

    Funny thing is I was just thinking of re-titling some of my posts. Having an email signature definitely looks much more professional πŸ™‚

    • Haha agreed! Thanks for stopping by Oyinkan πŸ™‚

  • These are great ways to make your blog more professional. For a few years I put a lot of effort into making my blog as professional as possible (seo and all that) but at this point in my life I just like it as a creative outlet. I still appreciate the tips though (:

  • These are great ideas! I have to work on my signature!

  • I definitely try to link at least once in each post to old blog posts!

  • Kimberly @ Berly’s Kitchen

    These are some great tips! After implementing many of these things, my blog did improve.

  • Great post with awesome tips! I just added an email signature not too long ago!

  • THE TEEN RUNWAY

    Wow, thanks for the awesome post! I definitely needed this! Can’t wait to read more!

    xx, Lauren
    http://www.theteenrunway.com

  • Loved this post! I am in the process of going back and deep linking now!

  • Diana Dors-Haisman

    Thanks for the great tips, i’ve never thought of an email signature before, but i’ll look in to one now. x

    • I’m glad this helped you in some way Diana! πŸ™‚

  • I don’t have an email signature but I need to create one ASAP! Thanks for all the wonderful tips! x

  • I just made a branded email signature! Thanks for these great tips.

  • Babies to Bookworms

    These are great tips! I just started using an email signature, but I didn’t definitely need to find a theme I love.

    • Thank you! I just created my email signature as well πŸ™‚

  • Christine Keys

    These were awesome tips, and very easy to implement. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Christine! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth Ghekiere

    Great advice! I never thought about an email signature as super important. Good to know!

  • Barb

    I never thought of designing an email signature but that is so smart. I need to go do that now! πŸ™‚

    xoxo Barb

    http://www.flashesofdelight.com

    • Glad you found this helpful, Barb! πŸ™‚

  • Love that you included an email signature! So important.

  • oooo, i hadn’t thought of retitling old blog posts. great idea and thanks for the tips!

  • Diana Lucia

    OMG this is on point! I still haven’t even created an email signature so I will definitely be implementing that soon! πŸ™‚

    • Glad you found this helpful Diana! πŸ™‚

  • Molly O’Connor

    I need to go back and work on my old posts SO badly!! I just haven’t had time yet! Love the idea of a signature at the bottom.

    http://www.mollyonthemoveblog.com

  • Sydney Power

    Awesome ideas to improve the blog! I also feel like the days are flying by!

  • Anna Hubbard

    These are all great tips and all so true! Especially the one about post names – creativity is cool, but it’s not gonna get traffic!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  • Fabiana Aguilar Fernandez
  • these are great tips for any blogger that just starting out!!!

  • These are great tips, especially for beginner bloggers! I had to pin this to my blogging board!

    • Thanks so much Rachel! Hope you have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  • Kimberly Hsieh

    Btw what is the sharing sidebar you use for your blog? I would love to add that to mine!

  • Kimberly Hsieh

    All these tips are so helpful! I especially like number four because that is something I need to work on πŸ™‚

  • There are many audits I need to make on my old posts, including changing some of the titles! I need to spend an hour or so doing that once I stop being lazy haha.

    http://www.insearchofsheila.com

    • Haha I’m in the exact same boat girl, I’m slowly doing it to posts here and there!

  • thesofieyahdiaries

    I love these tips! Thank you for sharing <3 x

    http://thesofieyahdiaries.com/fashion/curated-wish-list

  • Britt K

    Some good tips here – thanks for sharing!

    Britt | https://alternativelyspeakingonline.wordpress.com/

    • Thank you Britt! Hope you have a lovely weekend!