May 25, 2016

Does Your Blog Need A Make Over?

Never mind my blog needing a make over, I feel like I am in need of one. hair appointments and getting my brows done is on my list of things to do this week. When it comes to my blog I have changed the name and the logo more times than I can count on my hand. I am thinking about updating the layout soon now, I am so pleased with my header though. Its simple yet effective, let me know what you guys think?

I wanted to share with you some tips on giving your blog a little bit of an update. For me it helps me to feel refreshed and it helps with my creativity. My blog is my baby and I want it to represent me and my work. 

Logo: So I have changed my logo so many times over the last 4 years, I've gone from my cute panda to my simple yet hopefully effective use of my name. My name is Abigail kempen but I play on my nickname Kemples. I find that changing it up helps me feel more creative and once you settle on a logo you love you can feel proud of it. Have no shame in changing it up, so many big bloggers re brand and it looks amazing.

Content: When I first started my blog it was all about beauty but now I change it up with advice, personal posts, my life and I still adore beauty. I just love to change up my content so it truly shows you who I am and what I love. I share with you my family  photos, not only do I want to it also is somewhere I can go to store my memories. My little blog is my diary of my life, things I love so don't be afraid to push yourself with your content. It helps to stay creative and inspired.

Layout: I love changing up the layout of my blog, I now have it simple and professional. I used to use so many links and bits on the side bars. I find keeping it simple, clear and easy to use it a must. This comes from my photography degree, where they drilled into me simple, easy to read and effective. Logo, white background and great photographs work for me, it is what draws me to read a blog.

Photography: This may be easy for me to say but photographs are really important on a blog, it draws me in to read one. I have a degree in photography so i really try to keep y photographs as clear and professional looking as I can. I find it very important in a blog, it creates a story for me. The best example for this is Wish Wish Wish.
Be You: There is nothing better than reading a blog and feeling like you know the person who wrote it. Just like YouTube, I feel like the best ones act themselves, so don't be shy to be you. 

Growing: By this I mean maybe starting a YouTube channel. This is something I am planning on doing because why the hell not. I would love to be able to chat with you in more detail about beauty products and do mini videos. Growing with your blog and expanding it to other platforms is a positive move.

I find needing a make over is not a bad thing, it can help to boost your creativity and how you see your blog progressing in the future. Even if its a small change like the layout or logo it can really have a positive effect on your content. I love to work on my blog, it grows with me as a person. I started my blog when I was 19 and now I am turning 25 on Sunday. I can see myself writing this blog forever, when I have children and grow as a person I want to bring you with me.

Hope you enjoyed this post, let me know your tips?


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