Friday, 27 July 2018

How to Make Your Website as Geeky as Possible*



If you would like your blog to represent who you are and what you are about, it is important that you learn how to personalize the design to communicate and engage with your audience better. If you are a geek like me, you might have been spotted by fans on the street or like-minded people. Being able to add a personal touch to your site is not hard, if you have the right technical skills. Below you will find a few tips on getting started with personalizing your blog.  

Image via Raj Eiamworakul
  1. Nonconformity

As a geek, you will not be interested in what the majority of people are talking about. To find your niche and connect with them, you will have to dare to stand out from the crowd. Forget about the typical and the usual; be yourself so you can connect with people who are weird the same way as you. Find out what makes your audience tick; no makeup, dressing up, or simply spontaneous images.
  1. Special Cool Features

Even if you are not a programmer, you can learn the basics of website design and implement some cool features to wow your readers. There are online resources allowing you to learn the basics of HTML Heredity and Other Relations, understand how to add GIF, sliders, and cool animation that will keep your readers engaged and interested in what you have to say.
  1. Geeky Images

Image via Ali Yahya

Instead of the usual portrait picture on your blog, you should set up a geeky profile with interesting things about you. Whether you are setting a challenge for your readers, engage with them through trivias and quizzes, using funky images, or post funny videos of your favorite cartoon characters or books, you will be the winner and someone who stands out from the crowd.
  1. Forum Recommendations

As a part of your geekiness, you can also create a community of people. Even if you don’t set up a forum or discussion on your blog, you will have to follow up and answer every comment to stay in touch with your niche. You might also want to provide a list of recommended sites, blogs, forums, books, videos, and resources, so your readers know that you really know everything about the topic they are interested in.
  1. Branding

If you let your geeky personality shine through your posts and writing, you will have an easier job of getting followers and strengthening your personal brand. Today the best way of differentiating your site on the market is by creating a strong brand and implementing multi channel marketing. Be present on every platform and send out strong, consistent messages to your audience. Create posts that capture your values and beliefs, so you can build an emotional connection with your followers.

If you are a geek, you will have to make sure that this shows on your site. You don’t have to be a computer expert to add some futuristic or sci-fi features to your site and let your personality shine through. Make sure you don’t try to please everyone, only your selected niche.



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