How to become a professional blogger without stress

How to become a professional blogger without stress

Editor's note: Iyanu Victor, the NAIJ.com partner blogger, reveals 3 simple guides on how to become a professional blogger without stress.

Iyanu is a Nigerian student and technologist, who is passionate about teaching people how to be technology savvy and solving tech related issues.

He could be contacted through his blog: brainslodge.com

More details in NAIJ.com’s step-by-step guide for guest bloggers.

Most websites/blogs’ interfaces are based on what their owner likes, what is commonly used or what they believe their users should like. No matter how hard a webmaster or blogger tries to give the best user Interface and user experience to its users, there is always a point which the UI or UX is lagging behind.

Blogging session

A group of bloggers developing contents for their blogs

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Mainly, there are three things to consider while creating a website front end design and if those things are approached well; your users should have the best user experience.

Three factors to consider while creating a website front end design:

1. Responsibility

This simply means how your website / blog front end design behaves on different device, screen, etc. If your website or blog automatically adjust itself so as to fit the user’s device, its considered to be responsive. If yours is not, trying laying your hands on Twitter Bootstrap.

2. Size/Requests

The size of your website or blog is determined by how many requests it made. Requests a website can include loading external, CSS, images, etc. If your website is making request, it simply means before your website can load correctly, it needs to utilize files from an external server and hereby increasing the page size and load time.

These are the steps to review your blog or website like a professional:

Step 1

Before you can decide to make a website or blog public regardless of its content, you must make sure it is Responsive. In this century, mobile are taking over desktop browser and to keep yourself in the game, you’ve got to make your website or blog responsive.

To check for a website or blog responsibility status, you can easily use your Desktop chrome browser. Navigate to the site then right click and select Inspect Element option. You can then proceed by dragging the console either to the left or to the right meanwhile you should take note of the width appearing on the top left hand side of the console.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to go through that stress, go to ‘Responsinator’ and input your site URL and then sit back and watch the magic. ‘Responsinator’ can show you how your site looks on about 16 devices but compared to the Google Chrome method which you can check for any size.

STEP 2

Analyze the URL to make sure it is lite as possible and not unnecessary requests are made. There are thousands of online tools to check this, including pingdom, etc but I’ll recommend GTMetrix because it provides full details, its free and its customizable (changing of area, browser, Adblock feature, etc).

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After analyzing with GTMetrix and the results have been displayed, the next thing is to start checking the error and their solutions online. (If you have issues, you can contact me too).

STEP 3

This is the more or less the most important step. No matter how responsive your URL might be, content is always the king. You might be asking yourself that how do I check my content? It’s easier than you thought but takes time.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the editorial policy of NAIJ.com.

NAIJ.com welcomes writers, bloggers, photographers and all sorts of “noise makers” to become a part of our Bloggers network. If you are a seasoned writer or a complete newbie – apply and become Nigeria’s next star blogger.

Send us some info about your career, interests and expertise and why you’d like to contribute to the Blogger Network at blogger@corp.naij.com Also, please send us the link to your blog and three examples of your work.

More details in NAIJ.com’s step-by-step guide for guest bloggers.

Source: Naija.ng

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