Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Building a Better Blog

Lately I have been posting on tools for tracking and submitting your blog or website. Today, my subject is Building a Better Blog. Do you remember being a new blogger? I do, I remember wondering a few things like what do I write about? Do I have something to say that others even want to read? What should the blog look like? etc etc.

Lord Matt, one of the people I met on MyBlogLog.com has posted 9 tips for a well liked blog that includes the following: Your blog must be easy to navigate, your text must be easy to read, your text must be formatted for easy reading, your words must be understood, your content must be interesting enough to continue reading, make them smile from time to time, make them think, talk about your readers, and compliment and even flatter specific readers. I am glossing over his topic here a bit and suggest you read the article to get more information for building a better blog.

So, in keeping on topic with his article, I have a few questions for you. How is the navigation on my blog? Is it easy to navigate? Is there something you think would be better? Part of the reason I ask these questions is because I do not navigate my blog much. In fact, I do not normally visit my own blog much at all, I am busy reading other things. I do understand the concept of good navigation and try to make sure things are easy to find and easily identifiable but it is hard to gauge how well I am doing. Since what I find easy and understandable you may find frustrating and totally useless, I would like to know your thoughts about the navigation on my blog.


Anonymous said...

I find your blog easy to use (possibly easier than my messy afair) the comment button is easy to find and does not force a pop up on me nor do I ahve to go tot he item page to find the comment link after reading the item on the main page. All very good IMHO.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the comment :) I am always trying to make it better, just hope I do not make it confusing...

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