What Makes a Good Blog

April 15, 2018 in - 3 min read

If you are a blogger, you already know this… Blogging isn’t easy and the hardest part about blogging is getting views/readers. If you are looking into starting your own blog, now you know. However, having a good blog can really help you gain lots of traffic and here are ways to make your blog welcoming…


Green, purple and brown may be your utmost favourite colours but they don’t have to be on your blog. Keep it simple and bright – you can never go wrong with a white theme and black font. Also, make sure your title and content font are legible – save the pretty, cursive and curly fonts for your Instagram stories to invite people to your blog.


Think of yourself as a fisher, the general public as fish (wow, this is terrible) and your title as the bait. You are not going to put a piece of potato on your hook as bait, right? Think of something that will definitely get the fish (oh my goodness) rushing to your bait. So, if you want to tell us about something crazy cool that happened today, don’t title it “My Day” because that’s just like using potato as the bait. Instead, say something like, “And I Thought Today Would Be a Normal Day”. Sounds better hey?


You want to make sure that your readers keep coming back for more, so write exciting content, something out of the ordinary, something relatable, helpful and/or thought-provoking. Have a variety of content too – post about your personal life, good movies, work/school life, places to visit, workout routines, useful phone apps… Everything and anything as long as keep it interesting.


Make people feel welcome to read your blogs and to share their own personal feelings towards your posts in the comment section. Respect their comments even if they oppose your opinion/thoughts and respond kindly hence they come again next time. Put a piece (or a huge chunk) of yourself in your posts so that readers do not mistake you for a robot with no personality. Be yourself completely and everyone that reads your blogs will feel much comfortable when reading and commenting.


Do not let your readers get lost because they will never come back. Make your Menu clear – don’t make your readers go on an unplanned scavenger hunt for where your blog posts are and where your About or Contact page is. Have a simple menu too, having 16 pages on your menu isn’t so helpful for your readers especially if those pages are highly related.


Stay in one pace and grow steadily, don’t over-work yourself on some days and do the bare minimum on others. Don’t post 18 blogs this week and decide to disappear for 3 months then come back with 2 more posts on that week and disappear again. Instead, set up a realistic schedule for yourself – you can decide to post every Tuesday and Thursday or once in 2 weeks or daily. Whatever you decide on, stick to it.


  • ahearthome September 23, 2018 at

    Thank you for the tips. Hope I keep up with all of them. I just joined a few days back. If possible, please check out my first post.

    • Mbalenhle September 25, 2018 at

      Thank you so much for stopping by, l shall visit you too💕🤗

  • Truly helpful ! Thanks alot

  • laureninmilwaukee June 14, 2018 at

    Great tips! I’ll definitely be using these on my own blog

  • Bhavna Saurabh Sharma June 7, 2018 at

    Thanks for this article.

  • sportingpak June 6, 2018 at

    It would be great if u go through my posts , if possible

  • sportingpak June 6, 2018 at

    Great tips for me as rookie

  • robertcday April 23, 2018 at

    Loved the one about using interesting titles as bait. Made me look at some of mine.

    Here are the last five:

    – Musings of a Morosoph
    – The Latest End of Summer
    – The Illusion of Going Somewhere
    – Ten Seconds
    – Clean

    Yeah, you’re right – I think some of these certainly need some work. 🙁
    Thanks for the heads-up and for the interesting article.

  • Tracy Muso 💕 April 21, 2018 at

    I agree with you absolutely, especially on the consistency part… ♥

  • Ash April 19, 2018 at

    Thanks for the tips! They’re extremely helpful especially about creating a consistent routine and having more variety in topic areas 🙂

    • Mbalenhle April 20, 2018 at

      I’m glad l could help Ash 🤗💞

  • philomenascanlon1 April 18, 2018 at

    Good advice !

  • T. April 17, 2018 at

    love all the advice although i’m not quite sure i’m keeping up with the very last one! xD

  • Encourage Courage April 17, 2018 at

    Thanks for this post! Reading this was the push I needed to finally work on mine. Purchased the domain and published just one blog this entire year. Thanks for the tips!

    • Mbalenhle April 17, 2018 at

      I’m so glad you felt encouraged by this post💫! Thanks for reading and all the best💕

  • wizzymedpower April 16, 2018 at

    Thanks for that wonderful write up.. I am blessed…. Israel Onyije @ http://www.wizzymedpower.com

  • Lillian B April 16, 2018 at

    Cool tips dearie

  • SpiritualJourney17 April 16, 2018 at

    Great advice! I enjoy the community and bonds I’ve created.

    • Mbalenhle April 17, 2018 at

      The blogging community really is wonderful hey. Thanks for reading 🌼

  • Deshi Nenkinan Nehemiah April 15, 2018 at

    Wow So Mbalenhle is now a consultant on blogging 😂😂😂 That fish analogy sounds like Jesus telling the apostles they will be fishers of men!
    Great post Baby!

    • Mbalenhle April 15, 2018 at

      Woah, lol what a way to look at it! Nahh, I’m judging from the good blogs I’m subscribed to and look up to.

      😂🙆Now l wish I had read the bible prior to posting hence l don’t feel so bad for calling people fish😅

      Thank you so much Deshi 😄😊

  • randomthoughtsbyhaya April 15, 2018 at

    Great tips!

  • shellypruittjohnson April 15, 2018 at

    This is great advice, Friend! Thank you.

    • Mbalenhle April 15, 2018 at

      Thank you so much Shelly💕. Glad l could help💫

  • theorangutanlibrarian April 15, 2018 at

    Really great advice!

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  • howikilledbetty April 15, 2018 at

    Thanks for these great tips! I wonder what is a normal average amount of followers and likes? I’m not hung up on it, I’m curious … is it a time related thing? Some have thousands of followers though!

    • Mbalenhle April 17, 2018 at

      I don’t think there is such a thing as average likes and followers when you have a blog. What really matters is the quality of the content and the aesthetics of the blog 💫

  • Jirah Merizz April 15, 2018 at

    Aww thank you so much for these tips!! Loved this post!

    • Mbalenhle April 17, 2018 at

      Thank you too for stopping by 🤗💕

  • Cherylene April 15, 2018 at

    Well written!😊 Definitely thought provoking points. Thanks for sharing.

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