A Tip or Six
I am not even going to begin to pretend that I am a pro at this whole blogging thing, but there are a few things I like to think I could give some tips on. Perhaps it is because I am a little OCD or I just like things a certain way, never-the-less I feel that there are a few maintenance things that bloggers need to do to their blogs to take them to the next level.
As you will see below I gave links for tutorials for all of these tips. I could have made my own tutorials, but I wanted to give credit where credit is due.
1. Take the blogger navbar off.
Say goodbye to it and never look back!! It will make such a big difference for your blog appearance. Great tutorial here.
2. Get rid of word verification.
No one, and I mean NO ONE wants to go through twenty steps to leave a comment. Great tutorial here.
3. Don't be a no-reply blogger.
It makes me sad when I can't reply to my lovely readers comments. And I don't like to be sad!! If you are questioning if you are a no- reply blogger, then you are probably a no-reply blogger. Great tutorial here, and here.
4. Reply to your reader's comments via email.
It is simple, but something that a lot of bloggers tend not to do. Personally for me replying to comments is a way for me to engage with my readers on another level and even helps me grow my blog with relationships.
5. The least amount of clutter the better.
Or at least that's what my little OCD heart thinks!
6. Want more tips? Just Google it!
It may seem simple, but I have found out just about anything that I have ever wanted to know through Google. See something you like on someone else's blog, just Google it and someone has probably already shared how to achieve it!
Now a tip from you to me. Twitter? Should I?