How do you get people to fall in love at first sight with your website
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How do you get people to fall in love at first sight with your website

You only get one first impression. Not only with dates or job interviews, but also when people land on your website for the first time. The two most important things are good quality photo’s and high quality content. Writing and Photography are Arts, so is digital storytelling. Those things combined make the recipe for your readers to decide if they will stick around or move. Connecting with your audience is key.

The first spark

The first thing your readers see is your front page. Your website’s homepage is like the front door to your business, the welcome mat at that pretty home and that cherry on the cake. We show you a few website front doors we really like. They are clean, stunning and inspirational. Not only the looks made us fall in love at first sight, but also their writing and way of engaging and connecting with people.

Urban Pixxels

www.urbanpixxels.com

Dutchie Jacinta is living in London, where she started her blog about her new life in London, but soon she extended this to travel and photography. And with huge succes as her photos and stories are being used in magazines like Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic, and her Instagram account has been listed several times as one of the best travel accounts to follow on Instagram.

Urban Pixels is all about travel inspiration and information for the traveler who wants to explore the most interesting destinations in the world; prefers design boutique hotels over hostels; likes travel photos and videos more than reading about it; is always looking for the hidden gems; and believes that exploring the local food culture is just as important as sightseeing. A really pretty website with amazing photography.

Another Escape

www.anotherescape.com

The front door of this website is just out of this world, literary and figuratively. I mean look at this front photo, it is absolutely stunning!

Another Escape is an outdoor lifestyle, creative culture and sustainable living website that explores the stories of passionate people, alluring landscapes and intriguing ideas. Inspired by nature to be creative and lead a considered way of life, they cover a disparate selection of subject matter all deep-rooted in exploration, creativity, innovation and discovery, and aim to be a source of inspiration for those who seek an active and considered lifestyle by encouraging an optimistic, forward-thinking and responsible mindset. Unique and inspiring!

Hither and Thither

www.hitherandthither.net

Hither & Thither is a leading lifestyle and travel site created and written by Ashley Muir Bruhn. With thoughtful discussions on modern parenting, family friendly travel, home design, food, and more. Everything we love and write about as well. ( Well, the hospitality and the modern parenting part as well as expat life stories are coming in the near future 😉 ) But in the mean time we love to get inspired by this beautiful website.

Jess Ann Kirby

www.jessannkirby.com

Is a fashion, travel and lifestyle website, and a place to celebrate creativity, share a love for the ocean and coastal living, and encourage women in all aspects of their lives. Their goal is to create inspiring content that is beautiful, relatable and attainable. And this is definitely the case, as they publish new content every day and all of the subjects featured are just a joy to read.

Jungles in Paris

www.junglesinparis.com

Far from your ‘ordinary’ travel blog! The planet has been charted and documented, and yet there are still discoveries to be made. Unfamiliar ways of living and extreme natural environments help us gain perspective; the seeds of enlightenment lie in the world’s mountains and seas, deserts, and swamps, and city sidewalks. Focusing on culture, craft, geography, and wildlife, Jungles in Paris attempts to tell edifying, inspiring stories that celebrate the multicoloured variety of the world around us. The people behind Jungles in Paris take a creative approach to documentary photography and filmmaking. If you want to read unique stories, you won’t find on any other blogs and get inspired by beautiful photography, this is the blog to subscribe to.

My Tiny Atlas

www.tinyatlasquarterly.com

If you are active on Instagram and have an account related to travel, I am pretty sure you use or know the hashtag #mytinyatlas  

Tiny Atlas Quarterly magazine began as an extension of the founders collaborative work as professional photographers, designers and photo editors, but was created on a very personal level. Ever growing since, Tiny Atlas is known for a signature visual style and specialising in telling rich, beautiful stories that unfold through images, art, and personal accounts. They feature high quality content and photography, which is a pleasure to read and look at. One thing I really like is how creative they have been with their Destination Titles ( See pictures below how they did Tokyo, Minneapolis, Paris and Tel Aviv.

Our Wild Abandon

www.ourwildabandon.com

Love at first sight with this website by Kyla and Jill, who sold everything they owned to hit the road in a fixed up old trailer in 2013. We all know that expression ‘you only have one first impression’ and this blog’s front door is marriage material. And so is their Road Journal. Just look at them below and you know what I mean.

Kyla and Jill say on their website; ‘At our best we are documenting our lives on the run and telling stories about the people in our path. At our worst we’re looking for places to shower and running out of gas ‘  Yep, We love these girls too!

Petite Passport

www.petitepassport.com

Pauline, another creative Dutchie, who loves to find the best hotspots. Not the ones you will find in every guidebook, but the more special ones. She wouldn’t go to a restaurant because the food is superb (which is of course a nice extra) but because of the interior. As Pauline says ‘I like to sit on a Hay J77 chair or eat under a .PSLAB light bulb‘  🙂 And we sure love to discover all the unique and design related hot spots she found on her travels as well.

Roam Magazine

www.roam-magazine.co

ROAM is an online magazine for creative travellers,writers and photographers, telling the stories behind photographs.

Co-founders of ROAM Magazine, sisters Annapurna and Athena Mellor from Yorkshire, England, have spent part of their childhood living in the United Arab Emirates and Australia and developed an appreciation and interest in culture and travel. Both sisters later became passionate about words, photographs, and being open and honest and expressing themselves in a creative way.

Pretty awesome website’s right?! If you take the time to go and read a bit of each of them, you will see they write pretty awesome too! And that’s the second thing that makes a website successful. Content.

Content is key

To engage with your readers your content needs to be engaging, entertaining and fun. If you read stuff that is dryer than the sand in the Australian Outback, you would probably leave and never return. Sometimes it can be hard though to come up with great content, or when you just start out you might have to figure our what your target audience is, or create your online strategy.

A great way to get a helping hand in the right directions is to contact a content marketing agency like Only Way Online. They are a very powerful Content comes first, SEO Agency in London. The Owner, Neil is very passionate about helping small and medium sized business reach their full potential and fulfil the dreams of their founders.

He also rents out his brain.. Like wait..What? Yes that’s what we thought as well, but it is actually pretty genius! The Rent My Brain concept from Only Way Online is perfect for you if you would like the expert or outsider perspective on your business to push you ahead with your online marketing strategy. Or maybe you are about to launch your website, but need an extra set of eyes to have a look at your content. Or maybe you have a website with very little success and want to turn this around.

You can use the Rent My Brain concept if you want to create a tailor made marketing plan, need recommendations for improving your website, get feedback on your SEO strategy, get online marketing advice, create epic website content and discover the best way on how to use social media as part as your marketing strategy. This are only a few examples, there is much more! I personally worked together with Neil on a few projects and he is really professional, friendly and great to work with.

Visit Only Way Online here or contact Neil at neil@onlywayonline.com

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26 Comments

  • woodyworldpacker

    May 8, 2017

    Thank you so much! Yes we really like them as well! We had a look at your website, but it looks great! We like the magazine style! I think a website is like a house, there is always something to improve and change 🙂
    Have a good week!

    Jo

  • AllGudThings

    May 6, 2017

    A great list with quite deep insights. I loved their pictures and the way they have organized them on their front page. Infact it has put me in deep thoughts regarding my own websites front page.

  • woodyworldpacker

    May 5, 2017

    No worries Ana, you are more than welcome! And yes, I totally agree, everyone has their own personal and unique style and that is how it should be 🙂 But we always look for places to get inspiration from 🙂
    Have a lovely weekend!

  • Ana Ojha

    May 5, 2017

    Everyone has their own unique style and I will check out all blogs/websites that you’ve mentioned! Thanks for the great tips!

  • woodyworldpacker

    May 3, 2017

    Glad to hear Wanderlust Vegans! 🙂

  • woodyworldpacker

    May 3, 2017

    That is really sweet! Thank you so much!
    Have a great week!

    Jo

  • woodyworldpacker

    May 3, 2017

    You are more than welcome Kristof! Glad you got inspired by it!
    Have a great day!
    Jo

  • Wanderlust Vegans

    May 3, 2017

    Some really great ideas. We found when we started posting a regular schedule we got more repeat readers. Also gives us more content ideas!

  • Swati Sam

    May 1, 2017

    These are some great tips. This will help any blogger. You have created a listicle of some amazing blogs. Thanks for inspiring bloggers by doing this. Great job.

  • Kristof

    May 1, 2017

    Very informative post with some great examples! So many great pictures on those websites, it’s getting my jealous! Thanks for the research!

  • woodyworldpacker

    April 30, 2017

    You are more than welcome KJ!
    Glad you liked it!
    Have a lovely day!
    Jo

  • woodyworldpacker

    April 30, 2017

    Thank you so much! Great to hear you found it helpful! Yes we love the Rent My Brain concept to! The name alone is brilliant and so is the concept!
    Have a great day!
    Jo

  • woodyworldpacker

    April 30, 2017

    Hi Sonar! Thank you so much! And you are more than welcome 🙂
    Jo

  • woodyworldpacker

    April 30, 2017

    Hahah I think your website is pretty awesome Megan! 🙂

  • woodyworldpacker

    April 30, 2017

    Hi RJ.
    Thank you so much! Glad we could give you some inspiration for your new blog!
    We just had a look at your website and it looks great! Succes and have a lovely day!
    Jo

  • woodyworldpacker

    April 30, 2017

    Hahah that is exactly how we feel too! Those websites are absolutely amazing and inspiring!
    Jo

  • kjaroundtheworld

    April 30, 2017

    Thanks for sharing. These are tips that will certainly bring life to any blog. I’ve made changes to my blog twice. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • mackinawroad

    April 30, 2017

    This is a great article- very helpful! I love the Rent My Brain concept 🙂

  • Sonam

    April 29, 2017

    I totally agree to everything that’s written. So informative. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Megan Rose

    April 29, 2017

    Wow, Great website inspiration! I may need to make some changes to mine now…

  • RJ

    April 29, 2017

    Awesome post! I am a fairly new blogger and can’t wait to dive into these and learn how to make mine better!

  • Polar Sun

    April 29, 2017

    Oh, thank you for these beautiful examples! I feel like I have work to do on my website now ^^

  • woodyworldpacker

    April 29, 2017

    Thanks so much Priti 🙂 Hope you are having a wonderfull weekend
    X Jo

  • Absolute Wanderlust

    April 26, 2017

    Great post Jo, full of great tips and awesome websites to get inspiration from!

  • woodyworldpacker

    April 20, 2017

    You are more than welcome Mal 🙂
    Glad you got inspired by it!

    Hope you are having a great week so far? X Jo

  • Mal IntoTheCity

    April 19, 2017

    I’ve never heard of any of these blogs/websites, so it will be nice to check them out! Thank you so much for a dose of inspiration and so many useful tips!

    Mal Xx

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