10 Tips Make Sure Your Blog is User-Friendly

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We did this presentation at an Indie Publishing event. Specifically we talked about how to make your authors blog more user friendly.

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10 Tips Make Sure Your Blog is User-Friendly

  1. 1. 10 Tips Make Sure YourBlog is User-Friendly
  2. 2. Which themeshould I use?
  3. 3. I want my blog to be perfect.
  4. 4. when I look at a theme demo, does that work for me?this theme has lots of options, how tech savvy am I? how much time do I have?do I want someone to help me?do I want a CUSTOM built site?
  5. 5. make it easy to subscribe
  6. 6. RSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary)is a family of Web feed formats used to publishfrequently updated works—such as blog entries, newsheadlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. Make it easy to sign up for your RSS feed Create an email signup
  7. 7. use categories & tags wisely
  8. 8. if they want to connect with you, make sure they can
  9. 9. don’t be stingy, make it easy to share
  10. 10. don’t go widget crazy
  11. 11. Barack Obama Sidebar Widget - WP-Amazon-MP3-Widget - Free Unsigned Music - Flickr Widget - Feeds Widget - Skype widget-creative commons license widget - Picasa Web Album Widget - NoWordPress.org Widget Category Cloud - Amazon SmartLinks Widget by AdaptiveBlue - Beer Mapping Badge Widget - Indoeuropean Translator Widget - Your Planet Today widget - Weather Widget has over YouTube widget - FriendFeed Widget - Facebook Dashboard Widget - S&P Wavewatch Surf Widget - Rhyming Widget - MovieCollector Display Widget - Sponsors Slideshow Widget -2,000 widgets Mini Quilt - German Word of the Day Widget - Weight Loss Calculator - Soundmixing Lightshow Widget - Lyric Wiki SearchWidget - Donation Can - Italian Word of the Day Widget - Internet aloneBook Database Widget - Last.fm Recent Album Artwork - RussianWord of the Day Widget - Spanish Word of the Day Widget - WP- Horoscop Widget- StockTwits Widget- Funny & MotivationalQuotes Widget - BBC World Service Widget- Popularity Contest - Christian Jokes- Fortunate Random Quotes - Give a Beer
  12. 12. if you readers want to comment, make it easy
  13. 13. please, please contact me!
  14. 14. it allboils down to this
  15. 15. search engine optimization gets them there good design gets them interestedbut content keeps them there and coming back!

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