The Make Up Of A Fantastic Looking Blog Post
If you want your blog to look fantastic rather than ending up like a horror story than you just have to get the make-up of your blog right – here are some blogging make up tips
Apply A Stunning Headline
Make a mark with your headline. Make it stand out, be provocative: funny; thought provoking; Just don’t be boring
Get The Foundation Right
Work out a plan or theme for your blog post and stick with it so that your post has adhesion
Choose your color scheme
The colors that you use in your blog convey different messages and affect the reader differently so choose them carefully
Blue: Cool blue is perceived as trustworthy, dependable, fiscally responsible and secure. Strongly associated with the sky and sea, blue is serene and universally well-liked. Blue is an especially popular color with financial institutions, as its message of stability inspires trust.
Red: Red activates your pituitary gland, increasing your heart rate and causing you to breathe more rapidly. This visceral response makes red aggressive, energetic, provocative and attention-grabbing. Count on red to evoke a passionate response, albeit not always a favorable one. For example, red can represent danger or indebtedness.
Green: In general, green connotes health, freshness and serenity. However, green’s meaning varies with its many shades. Deeper greens are associated with wealth or prestige, while light greens are calming.
Yellow: In every society, yellow is associated with the sun. Thus, it communicates optimism, positivism, light and warmth. Certain shades seem to motivate and stimulate creative thought and energy. The eye sees bright yellows before any other color, making them great for point-of-purchase displays.
Purple: Purple is a color favored by creative types. With its blend of passionate red and tranquil blue, it evokes mystery, sophistication, spirituality and royalty. Lavender evokes nostalgia and sentimentality.
Pink: Pink’s message varies by intensity. Hot pinks convey energy, youthfulness, fun and excitement and are recommended for less expensive or trendy products for women or girls. Dusty pinks appear sentimental. Lighter pinks are more romantic.
Orange: Cheerful orange evokes exuberance, fun and vitality. With the drama of red plus the cheer of yellow, orange is viewed as gregarious and often childlike. Research indicates its lighter shades appeal to an upscale market. Peach tones work well with health care, restaurants and beauty salons.
Brown: This earthy color conveys simplicity, durability and stability. It can also elicit a negative response from consumers who relate to it as dirty. Certain shades of brown, like terracotta, can convey an upscale look. From a functional perspective, brown tends to hide dirt, making it a logical choice for some trucking and industrial companies.
Black: Black is serious, bold, powerful and classic. It creates drama and connotes sophistication. Black works well for expensive products, but can also make a product look heavy.
White: White connotes simplicity, cleanliness and purity. The human eye views white as a brilliant color, so it immediately catches the eye in signage. White is often used with infant and health-related products.
Paint a pretty picture
A Picture is an absolute must, especially if sharing on Facebook, Google Plus and Pinterest (Duh!)If possible, make the picture fun or striking so that people will want to click on it
Less Is More
As our unfortunate young lady on our cover has discovered, you can always apply to much make up and quite often less is more . Use white space, leave good side gaps between lines and space out your paragraphs. Creating large paragraphs and stuffing them full of words is a textbook mistake
Use Infographics to make your blog stand out. Here is one I put together from Infogr.am which is available for free
Get some action
There’s no point making your blog look beautiful if you don’t get any action! So ask for it, at the end of the blog tell the reader what to do – if you don’t ask you don’t get
For example, click on the link below for an introduction on how to be stunningly successful online