7 must haves of a Blog

Hey everybody!!! Itz Evin here!๐Ÿ˜

Welcome to week 1, part 1 of Blogging with Evin!!

Blogging with Evinย is a month long event where I will postย EVERY FRIDAYย about something related to blogging! It may be tips, guides or some ways to improve/grow your blog!! Iโ€™m doing this because Iโ€™ve done onlyย ONE postย that is related to blogging, and that too, way back in JUNE! I hope this helps you, and itโ€™s gonna be a lot of fun!! I think thereโ€™s gonna beย 3-5 parts๐Ÿ˜‰

And today, we’re gonna be talking about the must-haves of a blog!!!


  1. A nice theme.

When I first visit a blog, I look at the design and THEN move on to the content. So you need to have a nice theme, to make your blog look good, and to attract readers too!

some of my favourite themes:

  • Scratch pad
  • Button2
  • Libre 2
  • Pen Scratch 2
  • dara
  • toujours
  • and many more!

2. About page

Your blog should have an about page, so whenever you get a new visitor they can know more about you! My about page. Things you can add in your about page:

  • Your name
  • where you’re from
  • your hobbies
  • what you like reading, writing, listening to: etc.
  • Why you started blogging
  • A picture of yourself/ your bitmoji/ your gravatar.
  • and a good message too!

3. Sidebar.

Adding widgets in your sidebar/ footer like archives, top posts and pages, recent posts, tags, categories, calendars etc . This way, even if someone misses out on your posts, they can click on any of these widgets and find them!

4. Chat page/ contact page.

Having a chat page for everyone to talk is a great way to make new friends and interact with your readers! It’s a place where ANYONE can leave a message and talk about anything they want to!

You can start a chat page if you don’t want to share your email through a contact form ๐Ÿ˜‰

5. Logo/ blog button.

I wouldn’t say that this is a must-have, but it’s always fun to swap blog buttons ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you don’t know how a blog button/ swap thingy works,

  • A blog button is basically a logo.
  • You create a new page titled “blog buttons” or maybe “Blog friends” or something like that and display your button and say “this is my button, comment down if you’d like to swap with me”
  • if I want to swap with you, you go to my blog buttons page copy and paste my button in your page, then link it to my blog. That way, others can visit my blog ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • when a blogger visits a blog and finds your button on that blog’s page, they may click on it, visit your blog and follow you!
  • SO a blog button in conclusion is one of the many ways to grow your blog.

How do I make a blog button?

Blog buttons are actually SO easy to make! I made mine with Canva ๐Ÿ˜‰

(if you’re having trouble, visit this page!)

6. Tagline and a site address.

Think of a REALLY good tagline that kind of describes what your blog is about.

And the site address, of course ๐Ÿ˜‰ you could have a site address with your name on it, like mine which is: evinsblog.wordpress.com. or, you could have it as your blog name like so: acurlysuesramblings.wordpress.com. That is WAY too long, so I just have one with my name! Even if I change my blog’s name, I don’t have to change my site address ๐Ÿ˜‰

(GENIUS)

7. Email list / social icons.

Iโ€™ve definitely discovered a lot of blogs from Pinterest – so having social media separately for your blog does really help you grow it!

If you want to know what I use for blogging, check out this guest post I did on Tia’s blog!!!!


Okay so that was just one part!

And the best part?

You get to vote for what I post next friday in this series!!!!!!!!

c’mon DO IT!

Thank YOUโœจ for reading! and voting ๐Ÿ˜‰

What did you find useful in this part? lemme know in da comments๐Ÿ˜

P.S.S. QOTD: How many winky faces did I use in this post?

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Heyy!! I'm Evin Sparkell - a tween who loves reading, blogging, writing, listening to music and eating chocolate. and oreos.๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ˜‚ An introverted teen who loves Harry Potter, One Direction and Blogging๐Ÿ’™) I have a cute little puppy called Oreo! I love him more than anythingโค๏ธ๐Ÿถ I run a lifestyle blog and contribute to 2 collab blogs! (links in my gravatar profile) be sure to check them out!๐Ÿ’ซ Live life to the fullest and have a lovely day! (Btw, my last name is completely made up ๐Ÿ˜‚)

69 thoughts on “7 must haves of a Blog

  1. Hey Evin!
    Loved today’s tips๐Ÿ˜Š
    Answer to TQOTD is 9.
    ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰
    P.S. I sent you something in fetherlights blog design ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Thank you so much, I have a blog to but I am still new and I know that I need all the help I can get ๐Ÿ˜ŠI would like to invite you to follow my blog to, thank you so much once again and I wish you much success

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  3. Awesome series Evin!!!
    WOO!!!!! I already do all of these! *dances around triumphantly* (except for an email list… or a chat page… or my socials aside from Pinterest… welp) These are great tips though!! I love that you have a design service to help other bloggers, it’s really awesome ๐Ÿ˜€ โค
    I voted for next week's post! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS EVINNNNNN! I ALSO GOT THE BITMOJISSSS! I LOVED THE TIPSSSSSS!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช

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    1. I can relate to finding the theme that suits you! It took a like 2 hours to find my theme๐Ÿ˜‚
      Aw thanks!! I’m so glad I helped ๐Ÿ˜€
      (You leave really sweet comments on my blog, so thank YOU! they always make s smile๐Ÿ˜Š)

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