Day 5 – E-mail a Blog Reader
Seriously… Is day 5 that easy. I do that one all the time. Leave a comment and you will see what I mean. I reply to all comments I get and the commenter gets an e-mail when I do so. They they can either come back and comment back or hit reply to the e-mail and they are able to e-mail me back. For those who wonder how I do that it is with a plugin called Comment Reply Notification. I did have to change a little line of coding so that the person could e-mail me back but it wasn’t that hard and if you need help doing it yourself just let me know. Also in my post recommened wordpress plugins I have a link to it and I also have a little blurb about a way I read about doing it on blogger. But no promises on if it works since I don’t actually use blogger myself.
Day 6 – 27 Must Read Tips and Tutorials for Bloggers
I have scanned this book before when I first got it and read some of it. However never actually read it if you know what I mean. So today the first thing I did was open up the tips that screamed at me. 7 tabs later I started reading. Well I learned one thing for sure. My menu bar that I just changed up and made drop downs out of. Yup it’s a no no. The user should be able to see all navigation options right away. Great yet another tip to go under the “changes to make to your design” heading I seem to have created. However I also read that I can put the contact info in the footer so at least it is off the menu bar which lacks space. Makes sense, we are already trained to check footers for contacting companies. So much to learn. Day 6 is not a one day thing. It is something to go back to whenever you have time to read more. Even the links listed end up bringing you to even more links. A huge wealth of information.
Day 7 – Write a Link Post and Day 8 – Interlink Your Old Blog Posts
I am putting these into this catch up post as doing a post for them would require much more time and thinking to have them be of good quality. However they are great tips for improving your blog. I do interlink to my old posts all the time but I have not done a link post in a very long time if ever. I think I will come up with an idea and a reason to do one very soon.
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