9 Ways to improve your blog

Are you wondering what you can do to improve your blog? Do you sit down at the computer and think to yourself, what should you do?

We’ve recently been asked our advice on how to improve your blog. Believe me, we’re no experts and learn a huge amount every single day that we do this. We get it wrong a lot and we’re constantly asking other bloggers that we know of for help and guidance. Along the way, we’ve picked up a few things that have helped us out though, and so, we thought we’d share them. So here they are, 9 ways to improve your dad blog:

Blogging isn’t easy. It takes a lot of hard work, time and energy to create something that other people want to read. The tech side of blogging can be tricky but with wonderful pieces of software like Blogger and WordPress, it’s accessible to all. And that’s the joy of it: sharing what’s close to you and your family is now more available than ever before. My biggest tip really on how to improve your blog, is to enjoy blogging. Your readers will respond far better if they can tell you’re passionate about the things you’re writing about.

Good luck and please keep us up to date with how it’s going and don’t hesitate if you have any other questions.



  1. Mathew Lajoie 20 January, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Great post. Like the visual.

    The aesthetics of your blog and being mobile friendly is key. If it’s cluttered and you can’t read it on your smart phone, forget about it. People may look, but won’t return.

    This is true of your content as well. Make it easy to read by breaking it up into small paragraphs, bullet points, lists, and use subheadings. If you don’t, the reader will get tired of looking at it. People read so much on the internet daily, they don’t want to navigate something that looks like an essay.

    • Al Ferguson 20 January, 2015 / 7:28 pm

      More great advice. Keep the posts simple, broken down to manageable chunks to read.

  2. Mike Smith 20 January, 2015 / 6:17 pm

    Good tips and pointers to keep in mind!
    I feel like a lot of bloggers forget to ask themselves “Will anyone want to read this? Will a stranger half-way around the world think this is funny/interesting/useful/worth while?” It’s fine if you’re just writing for your own close friends and family to keep tabs on you, but then don’t be surprised when no one outside those people read your blog.

    • Al Ferguson 20 January, 2015 / 7:29 pm

      It always surprises me that people want to read my claptrap!

  3. A Cornish Mum 21 January, 2015 / 9:47 am

    It’s certainly trial and error to a tart with, but I’m amazed how much I’ve learnt already! I’m now on wordpress after a move from blogger and they both have their own merits ☺

    • Al Ferguson 6 February, 2015 / 12:36 pm

      Hope the move has gone well?

  4. Mumma McD 29 January, 2015 / 2:26 am

    Great tips, thanks :)

    I’ve just set myself some goals – for 1 month, 6 months, and 12 months – so we’ll see how it all goes!


    • Al Ferguson 6 February, 2015 / 12:37 pm

      Good luck – let us know :)

  5. Robb 11 February, 2015 / 12:36 am

    Good tips and advice. I have trouble getting in much time designing and tweaking, so I chip at it but by bit. Always like reading thoughts from good bloggers, so thanks! – R

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