Good day everybody! It doesn't matter how much you love blogging - it hurts when nobody reads your articles. More and more bloggers start their own blog every day, and every blogger has something different to offer. It can be hard to stand out and make your blog interesting for your readers, but it's one of the main criteria to attract readers: people won't read your articles when you're the hundredth blogger talking about that specific subject that day. I hope this little list will help you!
FIND YOUR SUBJECT
Fashion and beauty are the main blogging themes because many girls (and boys!) are interested in those two subjects. Finding something different to blog about can make you stand out, especially in those crowded blogging niches. Think about what you like: is it photography, lifestyle, music, literature? - it can be fashion and beauty as well, but trying to stand out in the fashion and beauty world means working really hard, because you're competing with bigger bloggers with an immensely large following. This shouldn't keep you from trying, though: if you have that spark which makes your readers believe in you, they'll keep visiting your blog. Having a specific subject is really helpful, though, because it will attract a certain group of readers and keep them interested.
Trying to stand out means trying to be different: you won't stand out if you're exactly like everyone else. Don't try to change yourself, though: try to find that thing in you which makes you you.
Some of my favorite bloggers only update their blogs once a month and there's nothing which drives me crazier than that. Try to be consistent: this will show your followers that you're dedicated.
THINK OF YOUR DESIGN
Find a cool design (template) on the internet or, if you're willing to invest some money, let someone design one. Having an interesting and beautiful page to stare at will make your blog look interesting.
What I'm looking for when reading blogs is personality. I don't want to read simple texts I could read in a schoolbook as well because, well, I'd open a schoolbook. I want to read something about the blogger, I want to get to know him or her. Think about this, try to let your inner you shine through your posts. This will create a personal connection with your followers: they won't see you as a person on the interwebs publishing articles - they will see you as a friend.
PHOTOGRAPHY & TEXT
Enhancing your photography and your language are ways to stand out as well: beautiful photographs will make you look interesting, just like thoughtful texts will.
Standing out as a blogger is difficult because the group of bloggers is so huge. I hope this list has helped you a little bit though: but you can't force people to read your blog. You have got to have that little something which will make people visit your blog every day again: this list may help you find that little something. Have a lovely day, much love - Sjoukje