Day Seven’s assignment of the “#blogging101” course is to:
Create and upload a simple header, background, or both.
If it is already done? Try a widget.
How your blog looks like to your readers when they just drop by is so important; either they come back or forget about you at all. To encourage your visitors to come back, you should care about your blog’s theme, colors, images, widgets, and if they work all together and seem charmingly organized. It is not just for them, but for you too because you will spend a lot of time in this space. So, feeling comfortable is a must. However, the form is not the only issue here. The content is also of a great importance. Your style of writing, your choice of words, presenting new ideas, trying to involve the audience, and helping your readers by answering questions are among many things that we should put in mind when blogging. That’s why I didn’t change a lot in my blog. I just polished it by adding, and deleting.
Let’s see what I have done:
- I feel comfortable with my blog without a header. Actually, I tried to add it, but it didn’t seem as I drew in my mind. I will go back to the header later to see if I can make something lovely and suits the content I create.
- I also tried to change the background last week when activating my “Crafty” theme, but I found it the best of all options.
- I went to my “All posts”, and hit the quick edit button of each post to filter its tags and refine them. It is a great way to group my topics later.
- I created a page and inserted a Contact Me form to build a bridge of dialogue and sharing with my audience.
- I also created another page entitled “Blogging” in which I wrote about the two courses announced by the Blogging University; Blogging 101 & 201.
- I went to my dashboard – appearance – menus, and added the two pages above to my primary menu.
- Under the “Blogging” tab, I inserted two categories; Blogging 101 and Blogging 201. This will help my readers to find the posts of each course more easily. Here is my final navigation or menu bar:
- Finally, I deleted my “Twitter Timeline” widget that I added last week. I think it doesn’t add something unique to my blog. If someone wants to know more about my tweets, he or she can follow me via twitter by clicking on the icon that I added in another widget called “Connect to Me.”
This is all what I have done today. Polishing it!
I just wanna keep it simple and clean.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.