Blogging 101 : We talking Blog Layouts.


Hi guys , how was the weekend ? hope everyone had an amazing one! are you ready for a new installment of Blogging 101 ?? Well today's topic is really an important one to me , Its one of the first things I think about when writing a new post and its always one I feel every single blogger should think about , your blog layout ,  is it easy to work with? does your content get the platform it deserves?are you making it easy for your readers? Well today I have two gorgeous bloggers Erin and Laura who are sharing their thoughts on the connection between good /bad blog layouts and readership , be sure to join the conversation and tell me what your thoughts are in the comments .


So tell me what is some"things" for lack of a better word that just shouldn't be on your sidebar? and be sure to head over to Erin and Laura's blog and show them some love , have a beautiful Monday !!

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  1. great tips ;)

    Saludos,
    Clau!

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  2. very true...
    great tips!!!
    xx
    http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/2013/07/coral.html

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  3. They offered excellent advice! Layout is so important! Easy navigation for your readers is so important. Great post Meghan! Have a great week!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. It really makes the whole blog experience better.

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  4. Great info, thanks for sharing something so useful!

    www.indigokat.com

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  5. I'm loving this blogging 101 series! So many wonderful tips! I agree with all of you about the blog layout. For the first 9 months that I started blogging, my layout looked like a child put it together lol. And the name of my blog was even worse! So...I kinda understand why some people didn't stick around and/or come back. Obviously, the most important thing at the end of the day is content, but like you all said it's the experience people have when they visit your blog as a whole:)!

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    1. I am really glad you enjoying this series , dying to know what the name was ... do tell? well I love your layout its very clutter free and beautiful.

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  6. Personally, a good layout makes all the difference to me when I'm reading a blog - and that fact is the reason I decided to make over my own! But I think it all depends on the individual reader... some people don't mind clutter in life and likely don't mind it online, either :)
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. Yeah that's true some people don't mind the clutter , for me a good layout is crucial , so glad we agree Cee xo

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  7. Layout is important. I agree with Cee, it's all about personal choice and that's essentially what a blog is, your own.

    http://voodoochildlaw.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah that's very true , to each their own .

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  8. Thank you for this. Although I do believe you should be happy with how you design your blog, you should also consider your readers.

    Amina ∞ Oh Just One More

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    1. Making it easy to navigate is crucial , you can add your own touch etc but you right consider your readers.

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  9. Oh lay-out is SO important! You should choose a design that you like of course, but in the end the wrong font or color combination or a bad structure can really demotivate readers to come back.

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    1. Yes it really can , personal experience if I cant navigate your blog and am spending tons of my time just trying to figure out how to enjoy your content , I am NOT coming back haha.

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  10. Lay-out is so important and critical for readers to keep coming back. The theme you use is so important too, and also to try to make everything from your lettering style, to your colors all look good. Thanks for the great post as usual dear and for your support on my blog! Have a lovely day! xx Pip


    Easy Outfits by Pip

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    1. I love this , you right it should all come together , font colours layout , thank you for your input.

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  11. I really enjoyed this post, being that my new blog is less than three months old, I must admit that I am battling to develop the layout to what I find aestetically attractive .. I suppose it's a work in progress :)

    x Natalie

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    1. It takes time , I am now in my 6 month of blogging and I already feel like I want to redo my blog , so just keep trying out new things until you find what makes you happy and is easy to work with for your readers.

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  12. very true - a clean, uncluttered layout is best! xx

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    1. Really it is best. Glad you agree.

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  13. Whatever fits the esthetic of your blog works!

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  14. Great feedback...I definitely think layout is important :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  15. love the tips! always love to read post about blogging! there's always something new to learn!

    Sandal Giveaway
    No Bake Cake Pops Giveaway

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    1. I try to learn everyday knowledge is power :)

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  16. Love this one. Layout is something I struggle with.
    Love, Kierra Makayla

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    1. Your layout is perfect in my humble opinion .

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  17. I'll admit that at the moment I don't love my layout mostly because I know that the navigation needs work. I've been slowly and steadily working on a new layout whenever I can find a few minutes but it all takes so long , tweaking the images and getting the html right, but I've found that I actually enjoy it so I'm going to take my time and only update it when I have it "perfect" - which at the rate I'm doing it will be a few weeks yet!
    Martina

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    1. Haha I am totally going through the same thing , trying to make it look / function better , can't wait to see what you come up with . p.s. love the new post xo

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  18. I totally agree on a clean lay out! And I think that the fact that the majority of the very successful blogs have a crisp clear layout is testament to this!
    Great advice Ladies!
    Lulu x

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    1. That is so true , thank you for pointing that out .

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  19. Great tips. Layout is definitely important for me as well. Pop up ads annoy me the most!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. I really think the content and writing of a blog is so more important... its like bad illustration and how people say we should never judge a book by its cover... that's what a blog layout / template is, the cover!
    Don't be hatin on the less technologically inclined people ;)

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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    1. I totally get what you saying and it really would be true in a perfect world but come on a nice(which is different for everyone) layout isn't that hard to achieve ,its just about keeping it user friendly , not hating on anyone ;)

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  21. Another well written post! Love it. xoxo

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  22. content is like one's inner beauty whereas layout is like the makeup we put on our face. thus we should pay attention to both. first impression counts no matter what. for eg. it really irks me when bloggers place their comment buttons at the top of their blog posts. it's just doesn't make much sense. don't readers have to finish reading the entire post before leaving a comment?? why make your readers scroll all the way up searching for the comment button???

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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    1. I have to agree with you as much as we would love to emphasize on content blogging is a full package, content ,layout everything goes hand in hand . I have to say though the comment button comes in useful when you want to read that specific post and the page is taking to long, click the comment button and you just reading the post you desire to read.

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  23. Not everyone is a design master...so I think it´s not the worst thing to not have the most perfect design but it sure helps turning your blog into a go-to!

    http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

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