Hello everyone! Notice how I didn’t say simmers this time? :) This post clearly isn’t about The Sims 3, but rather a larger blogging audience in general. Most questions I get are ones pertaining to how I maintain my blog, design it, and how I deal with spam comments. Today I am going to share with you some things that I haven’t much expanded on, and I feel the time has come to do so.
First things first, make sure any grammatical or spelling errors are corrected:
Spelling and writing out words to form fluent sentences are one of the most important things when it comes to writing publicly. Our society gives more respect to someone who knows how to finish a sentence, and how to get the point across in a sophisticated manner. In that case, spelling correctly is something that is very important in anything you do, especially if you want to come off as intelligent. Never settle for less!
Color schemes that are easy on the eyes and appealing:
Choosing colors for your blog may vary depending on your overall subject, but one thing is always to be kept in mind. Choosing contrasting colors are very unsettling and hard to read. Here’s an example:
That whole picture is torture, isn’t it? Now multiply those color schemes by a whole page of words. I would probably rub my eyes and exit out of there. Now, colors like these are appropriate for Kawaii clothing and kid’s play-places, because it makes them more exiting. But if your blog subject is more of a neutral thing, choosing neutral colors would probably be best.
Font is also one of those important things to focus on when writing material on a blog, a website, or even on a newspaper. Yeah, hard to believe that news papers actually give a crap about font! And yeah, hard to believe font could make much of a difference!
Font can also be hard to read at times, especially graffiti-like font or cursive-like font. Times New Roman is the most used font world-wide because of it’s balance between a loopy and boxy appearance. On blogs, you can either set your font type in settings, or in your blog’s appearance tab. Choosing crazy and fun font is entertaining, and may be considerably enjoyable for younger audiences, but if your blog is more so meant to be taken seriously than not, a regular font like Ariel or Times New Roman would be the better choice.
What you write about and how you say it:
The content is probably the most important if not the second most important thing about reading platforms. If what you write isn’t good, why make the effort of making it look good? What’s inside of something is almost always better than what is on the outside- no matter what situation. So, make sure you get your point across and say things in an understandable manner. Put yourself into the reader’s shoes. How would they read something, when they don’t know how it sounds in your head? Make sure it is readable for you and your audience.
Your blog’s setup: Writing in big paragraphs:
When you write something without indentations or tab spacing, your writing can end up looking like this:
It’s a silly example, but it’s true! Spacing between a certain number of sentences is also easier to read, and can feel less exhausting. Sort of how serving a meal onto a smaller plate can trick your mind that your eating less, just like writing in smaller fragments can trick your mind that your reading less- But your really not! ;) Just keep in mind, famous authors write in small-to-medium sized paragraphs, modeling after them is a great way to pick up on a unique, but preferable writing style.
Your blog’s setup: Extra tabs and widgets:
When you want to do something else with your blog such as share moderate personal information about yourself, but not in a blog post, creating a tab dedicated to that idea is the way to go! Just like I have a “contact links” tab and “About Sims3luver1211″ tab at the top of my blog. That is the best way to separate fun little additional goods apart from your general writing subjects! Widgets can also be fun additional things to add to your blog, for more social media interaction with fan bases and ideas.
It’s a great way to get connected to your readers! Creating a widget is as simple as following through with a step-by-step process in the blog management part of your blog. Go through your blog’s appearance or settings tabs to find it :)
Responding to negative comments or dealing with spam comments:
The best thing to do when dealing with a negative comment is to ignore it and delete it. If you think about it, you are wasting your time to reply to someone who doesn’t deserve your time. If you feel like that person is starting rumors, saying something unbelievably horrid, or something personal that isn’t supposed to be talked about, addressing it without commotion and very little emotion in your reply is something that they won’t expect. If it is something ridiculous and/or immature, you definitely don’t have to respond to them. Deleting the comment will get rid of the problem, and just shake it off when it’s over.
If the person persists to cause annoyance on your blog, you are able to block them I believe from your comment management.
Dealing with spam is fairly easy if you have a spam filter for assistance. You can check your settings and your comment management, and if you still can’t find an option, it may be placed in a different area of your blog. There should almost always be one somewhere. Spam filters are just what they sound like. They separate comments that sound like advertisement or something dangerous, and send them to a “Spam” tab in your comment management.
If you have an email, there is a spam tab where all advertisement emails or hacker emails are sent so that you know that they are no good. That is how a spam filter works on a blog platform, except it deals with comments instead of emails.
Lastly, know your place and don’t be disrespectful:
When you write for a public audience, there are almost always going to be constructive criticism, and of course negative discrimination. But you need to be the bigger person and choose whether or not to let silly things like that get to you. If someone wastes their time writing a comment that doesn’t benefit you, don’t benefit them by showing you care. Ignoring something negative will eventually make it stop. Especially unnecessary comments on your work.
When you write something, make sure it won’t be offensive or disrespectful to disorders, race, religion, or any other sensitive matters. Writing something that will appeal to many people without being a douche is challenging, but doable.
Never publish a post without confirmation that it is publish-ready. Something that is publish ready is something that includes tips that I stated above, that’s what makes your writing your best blog work :)
Well, that seems to be it! I hope you liked that blog post and gained some insight on what could better your blog in the long run. Let me know if you enjoyed reading, and I’ll talk to you in the future with another blog post. :)
If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment down below! Lastly, if you want to ask me a personal Sims 3-related question, send me an email!: Sims3luver1211@yahoo.com!
Thanks again, happy simming! :)
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