Professional Tips For Bloggers?

We could all do with some help – right, we all keep learning and keep improving!

It was the arrival of our fabulous new business cards that prompted this post. When our newly designed cards for the blog arrived we were really pleased with them. Like everyone, we want to present a good ‘brand image’ to the people we meet at places like our local pet expos, or the BlogPaws conference. 

This prompted us to think about simple ways for blogs, and bloggers, to look more polished and professional without having to spend a lot of $£.

Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew – BlogPaws® International Ambassadors

Ready for our Professional Tips For Bloggers ?

  • Maintain a professional attitude at all times. It is not a good look for a blogger to appear to disparage either a niche of the blogging community, or a country.
  • Blogs are read worldwide so respect your potential readers. Social media keeps bloggers in the spotlight.
  • Present your blog well. Is it easy to read? Is it cluttered? Do you have a popup – it is well positioned, or intrusive and annoying. Blog themes and presentation have fashions and fads, like any developing technology. Check out the latest WordPress themes at Envato, or Creative Market, to see how bloggers are reinventing themselves right now.

Professional Tips For Bloggers

  • Make good images a goal Mobile ‘phones take outstanding pictures now. Make sure you have enough light and practice.
  • Think local Try to network closer to home, as well as worldwide. Local meet-ups will allow you to present the person behind the blog, and allow you to get feedback. Give them one of your….
  • Business Cards These are a great idea. Handing one out lets you guide people to your blog, rescue, or online shop, to encourage sales, views and shares.
  • Visit other blogs. Go and say hello! This is something we aim to do a lot more of. This is one area we know that we can all improve upon.
  • Check our Presentation Tricks post.

If you have a tip, let us know!

Silver Kitten
Tech Editor of Professional Tips For Bloggers
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  1. Avatar for Silver Kitten

    da tabbies o trout towne

    May 5, 2016 at 1:33 am

    silver, yur cardz terned out grate !~~ hope mum iz abe bull ta hand one two all her palz & two one, her can make sum new pals with !! insert heartz XXX

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    Summer

    May 5, 2016 at 5:34 am

    These are great tips!

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    Three Chatty Cats

    May 5, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Great tips, thank you!

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    The Swiss Cats

    May 5, 2016 at 6:02 am

    Those are all great tips ! Purrs

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    Erin the Cat Princess

    May 5, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Those business cards are the business, if you’ll forgive the pun. I just wish we were going too. I could maybe get a pilots licence? Purrs ERin

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      Dash Kitten

      May 5, 2016 at 9:31 am

      You will be there Erin – One day. I know it!

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    Erin the Cat Princess

    May 5, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Thanks Silver we are aiming to improve our own presentation, and these are some very good tips. purrs ERin

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    Seville at Nerissa's Life

    May 5, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Oohhh… LOVE your new business cards, for sure!

    Purrs,
    Seville

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    meowmeowmans

    May 5, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Awesome tips, Silver! And your business cards look terrific! 🙂

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    Austin Towers

    May 5, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Excellent tips, Silver!! I think we might be just some of the way there!! BTW watched your mum’s interview with Yvonne and thanks for the shoutout!! Boy was I surprised!! Great to see you and hear you, especially as The Staff here will not be able to make it to Blogpaws!! xx

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    Michelle & The Paw Pack

    May 5, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Great post! Business cards for my blog are something I’ve been wanting to get for awhile now. Yours look awesome!

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    Kelly

    May 5, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Great tips, great business cards! #1 is very important to me!

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    Elizabeth Keene

    May 5, 2016 at 10:33 am

    OK, I’m at least one for six (with this comment)! 🙂 Great reminders! Number 1 is my fave.

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    Amy Shojai

    May 5, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Love the business cards! My blog is a work in progress, continually trying to improve.

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      Dash Kitten

      May 5, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Same here. We have seen some of the new layouts. Very impressive!

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    The Island Cats

    May 5, 2016 at 11:41 am

    We agree with you on pop-ups!

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    Tenacious Little Terrier

    May 5, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Business cards are on my list. As is a new logo!

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    Beth Patterson

    May 5, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for the great reminders! I need to update my blog sooner than later.

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    Miss Molly Says

    May 5, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Very informative! Love all the tips!

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    Brian Frum

    May 5, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Love your business cards, way cool!

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    Marty the Manx

    May 5, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Love the new business cards. Your interview was fantastic! Have a great time at BlogPaws!

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      Dash Kitten

      May 5, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      Marty, we will be reporting from BlogPaws. We know how important it is for everyone who can’t be there to see what is going on.

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    Talent Hounds

    May 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Your cards turned out well. Always a good reminder as nothing worse than running out. I have a few for different projects now. Just doing postcards and other marketing materials for other events too. Other good tips too. Thanks

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    Glogirly

    May 5, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Love the cards! I can tell they’re from Moo! Moo is my favorite for anything printed. They’re awesome.
    …can’t wait to have one of those cards for my very own!
    ; )

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    MattieDog

    May 5, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Love your business cards and truly love (and am thankful for) the reminder!! 🙂

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    Sweet Purrfections

    May 5, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Great tips! We’re working on a makeover for our blog that we will reveal this summer. We’re also working on a logo!

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    Pawesome Cats

    May 5, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Love the cards and these are great tips for newbies.

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    Dogvills

    May 5, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    I agree with all the above. We need to keep professional

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    Nichole

    May 5, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Nice tips

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    Christie Zizo

    May 6, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Great tips! I know you’re getting ready for Blogpaws! Have fun next month!

    Christie from lifewithbeagle.com

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    Deziz World

    May 6, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Great advice. Have fun.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi

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    Ellen Pilch

    May 6, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Excellent post! Great tips, I especially hate pop-ups too 🙂

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    Kitties Blue

    May 8, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Our mom has one more tip. If you want to make a good impression and encourage readers to return again and again, proofread. Check for misspellings and shoddy grammar and syntax. Nothing turns us off faster than a blog that continually offers challenges to read due to a lack of careful writing. Thanks for all the other tips. They are good ones. When it comes to visiting other blogs, I have noticed that some bloggers only comment on your blog if you first leave a comment on their blog. This is not a way to make new friends or keep the ones you have. Thanks, Marjorie for this great post!

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    Savannah's Paw Tracks

    May 9, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Hey Silver, you are spot on with the tips. Pop ups are such a turnoff as are the buttons that hover on the side and cover text. And proof reading is a must for sure. You know we already luvluvluv your cards cuz we had a sneak preview *wink*

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