Blogging is both fun and challenging. A great way to share your thoughts and other useful information, a blog is one of the most prolific new ways of sharing great content. Here is a list of the most useful blocks to easily build a great-looking blog.
Blogging can pose its own unique challenges – from the initial set up, producing content, increasing your number of users, retaining their interest and converting them to returning readers.
Stackable can help you meet blogging challenges head on. Stackable blocks offer an easy way to assist you in attracting users, enticing them to read what you wrote and making a great impression so they would come back to see more of your content.
Blocks for Your Content
The following are great for showcasing the message that you want to send across. They also help in smoothing out the flow of your articles and highlight important points.
1. Posts block
The posts block, as the name suggests, is the perfect block to use to make your blog stand out. This block gives great options for showing an overview of your latest posts on your front page. Easily choose the details to be displayed for your posts by tweaking the block settings (date of publication, author, category, feature image, etc.).
2. Blockquote block
The blockquote block is meant to highlight important excerpts that might otherwise get drowned out in lengthy articles. This block also has the option to use design elements that complement your message.
3. Icon List block
The icon list block can be used to draw the eye of your reader to important points in your article. It is great for long articles with salient points that you want to highlight or summaries at the end. Choose from different icons types (check, plus, arrow, cross or star) and icon colors.
Blocks to Showcase Important Posts and Other Info
The following blocks are perfect for featuring your most important content using a combination of great text and media.
1. Header block
Your header is the first thing that your readers will see in your website, and it is the first impression that you will make. With the header block, you can easily entice your visitors to read your articles and learn more about you. You can also use background images or videos to give your header that extra oomph.
2. Card block
The card block is an all-around block to display content in a crisp layout. Its versatility allows you to feature blog highlights in great modern layouts. You can also use this as a your ‘About the Author’ section.
3. Feature and Feature Grid blocks
The Feature block aims to catch your readers’ attention and highlight your most notable posts. Use the feature block on your front page to draw users to learn more about a specific topic.
If you want to display several features in succession, you can use the Feature Grid.
4. Team Member Block
For blogs with collaborators, the Team Member block will work perfectly in introducing your team of authors.
You can also use the Team Member block to display your individual author details.
Blocks for Social Proof
Stackable also enables you to showcase your social proof and provides an easy way to link your social media accounts for easier engagement with your readers.
1. Button block as Social Links
You can use the Stackable button block for your social media icon links. Just choose the corresponding text, icon and color for your social media accounts. For example, here is a combination of the card block and the button block to display the blogger’s information.
2. Testimonial Block
Using the Stackable testimonial block is the easiest way to add credibility to your blog. Highlight your engagement and partnerships with industry leaders, and show positive customer feedback.
You can use Stackable blocks to easily build your blog and hurdle user engagement challenges. Use these blocks to design a site that stands out with great sections for your posts and other content, your featured articles, relevant media, author information and your social proof.