Today I thought we would chat about sidebars. It’s where we show a bit of our personality, maybe some fan pictures or blog love. I am not going to talk about cleaning it up, or the time load those images and widgets require, not to mention how they distract the eye. Or the fact that last years read-a-thon is still there …..you have heard it all. Today I am going to mention things that should be in your sidebar to help visitors.
How the Heck Did You Do That is a monthly feature where I pass along information, tips and tricks I have learned while blogging. While I am in no way an expert it is my hope this information will help you with your own quest. Today I a going to talk about comments, replying and visiting other blogs. If you want to be more engaged with followers and when visiting other blogs I hope you will find these tips helpful.
The following are a few plugins that I utilize and found to be time saving and beneficial.
Recently I have witnessed a huge wave of bloggers going on hiatus or simply walking away from their book blog. Those that leave an update all share a similar theme; This started out as fun and its become a job, I am overwhelmed, this has become a chore, I am in a funk etc, etc. So I wanted to put together some tips, tricks and recommendations for starting 2014 on the positive side of blogging. Let’s get organized, reassess and get back to doing what we love.
Today’s Blogger Tips and Tricks is all about “Related Content Links”. These are links to other articles found within your blog or website that a viewer might like based on the current post. The benefits to having related content links at the beginning or end of your post are numerous.
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