The Following post was submitted by Dave from PSP Culture
What are you trying to achieve with the design of your blog?
- Income from Advertising Streams
- Reader Loyalty
- Personal Satisfaction
For a while I believed all three points above were mutually exclusive. That is, pursuing any one of the above points automatically ruled out the other two.
With simple planning before you create your final blog design, there is no reason why you cannot ensure a good revenue level from advertising whilst maintaining reader loyalty, and most importantly, gaining personal satisfaction from your blog.
You may consider personal satisfaction a non-essential element of your blog, that in the long run it doesn’t matter and will have no impact on your income level or reader loyalty. In actual fact, the inverse is true – if you have no desire to work on your blog because you find it a drain, and it gives you no pleasure, it will never yield a reasonable level of income, and your visitors will show you the same level of respect and interest as you have shown your blog. [Read more…]