Friday, 26 April 2013

Elements of a Good Fashion Blog

Top 5 Elements of a Good Fashion Blog

1. KNOW YOUR BUSINESS & USER NEEDS

Identify who your users are and why they are on your website. Consider that each user has a different background, literacy skills, socioeconomic status, beliefs, goals... (you get the idea). Although you may get a lot of traffic from IFB, consider your reader's that are coming from different sources.

Identify what your blog is offering and make sure that both your blog and your users understand what they are getting from visiting your site.

2. STRUCTURE

The Man Repeller is a great example of effective structure, making it really easy to navigate.
The Man Repeller is a great example of effective structure, making it really easy to navigate.
A good structure has labels up at the top so people can easily navigate the website. Labels on the side are also helpful for users.

3. INTERACTION & VISUAL DESIGN

Understand where things are on your home page. Focus on creating space between elements so that users can easily navigate the page. Use strong typography, fonts, photos and colours. Consider what colours fit your blog's personality. Put engaging fashion photos on your blog.

4. A STRONG BRAND

Hypebeast, one of the most popular fashion blogs on the web, is a great example of a really strong brand.
Hypebeast, one of the most popular fashion blogs on the web, is a great example of a really strong brand.
How are you communicating your blog brand to your users (especially if you are a personal style blogger)? Your brand needs to be defined so that the content and design can abide by the brand purpose. (If you are a personal style blogger; have consistent style in all of your photos so your reader's know what to expect when they visit).

5. CONTENT

The MOST IMPORTANT element is content. Write unique content to attract new visitors and fill a niche.

Source: Writing for the Web, Open2Study

17 comments:

  1. Nice advice, I do believe as well in the authenticity of the contents :)

    xx

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    1. Thanks for the comment. Yes Google says "Content is King" when optimizing the site for Google search. :D

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  2. Great advice! You have also a great blog!

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    1. Thanks Lara, glad you enjoyed it

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  3. Great points Tara and all so important.

    Stay Stylish,

    TL. Xx
    Twynkle Loves
    http://www.twynkleloves.com

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them Abigail :) Thanks for the comment.

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  4. Great post Tara! The insights are beneficial. The fashion blogging world may be a bit construed esp. with those hoarding for followers alone. Interaction is best! :)

    Happy weekend dear!


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    1. Thanks Chai. I agree, interaction and content are the best. Value is so important, without it, it's just flat.

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  5. HI Tara!
    congrats for the blog! is amazing!
    beautiful post!

    big kisses

    http://ladyfollow.blogspot.it

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    1. Hello Ms. Lady Follow!!! Thank you for your wonderful comment <3

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  6. Structure is definitely one thing I struggle with. I do have brilliant vision for my blog's design, but it goes to waste with my handicapped HTML knowledge. I have to stick to the best theme I can find and tweak it to my blog's best!
    Love your helpful tips, as always!

    Nadya
    eyeshadow illustrator
    The Dilly Chic

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    1. Thanks Nadya. You know there are some really great (free) online courses on HTML & Web. Check em out. They're called "MOOC's" it's honestly the revolution of Education. I'm taking 2 right now!

      http://www.mooc-list.com/tags/html

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  7. These are amazing tips!
    Happy blogging!
    Structure & visuals are definitely vital.
    http://carolosiphy.blogspot.com/

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  8. great advice!

    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi darl, you have an amazing blog,, did we follow each other already? if not, would you like to follow each other? if you decided to follow me on BLOGLOVIN, please let me know so I can follow you back! xoxo

    PS. don't forget to claim your blog on BLOGLOVIN so it has a "FOLLOW" button,.

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