1. Go for shorter blog layouts to make the blog load faster.
Simply by limiting the number of blog posts per page to 10 (at most) - the blog gets more reader friendly as well as it helps SEO. That's because longer layouts require more time to load and most blog readers might not be patient enough till all content shows up, as well as search engines preffer crawling fast loading blogs.
Relevant visuals make the blog more attractive and engaging. Images should be optimized for the web, so that not to be very big. Important as well - blog videos and audio embeds should not be auto-played. Advertising visuals should be moderate in number (if any) and relevant to blog content. In the same context, be advised to ping us to update blog snapshot whenever your layout changes or a cool visual is used.
3. Write about the things you are passionate about and be original.
Above all - authentic blog content is what matters the most. Along with the right blog layout and graphics, published quality content will get the reader. It only needs to be distributed/shared and we at BlogUpp are dedicated to support bloggers with that, towards your blog success.
4. Configure only one blog feed for RSS auto-discovery.
While offering multiple feeds to blog readers might be a good idea, the RSS auto-discovery link is mostly for blog services and RSS based apps. When there are more than one auto-discovery link - blogger services scanning your blog might not get the right feed, which was meant to be considered.
5. Use only essential blog gadgets that help the blog and entertain readers.
A good practice is to reduce the number of blog add-ons towards optimizing blog loading time, since each gadget adds up. Besides, too many gadgets installed result in a blog sidebar that is longer than content section itself, which is neither aestetic, nor good for the gadgets that are not in line with your blog content.
// Image by Tim Jones