It is not just form, but content too!

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.

Retrieved on July 14,  2015

Retrieved on July 14, 2015

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:

  1. 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.
  2. I also tried to change the background last week when activating my “Crafty” theme, but I found it the best of all options.
  3. 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.
  4. I created a page and inserted a Contact Me form to build a bridge of dialogue and sharing with my audience.
  5. I also created another page entitled “Blogging” in which I wrote about the two courses announced by the Blogging University; Blogging 101 & 201.
  6. I went to my dashboard – appearance – menus,  and added the two pages above to my primary menu.
  7. 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:

    New Tabs

  8. 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.
🙂

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9 thoughts on “It is not just form, but content too!

    • Hey my dear friend,
      Thanks for visiting my humble blog. I am just playing with tech as you play with language. Let’s make a deal! If you need any help in these e-things, we can learn them together. When I start creating cartoons, I will go a head to you to give me a hand in this e-thing.

      Do you agree?
      🙂

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  1. Hi Azhar,
    Thank you for a very informative well laid out post. So easy to read and follow in this format. It shows that you are a teacher/educator. I have experimented with widgets this week also. I look forward to reading more from you.

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    • Hi @Yoga Wave Flow,
      I am so happy you liked my post. Yes, I am a teacher of English from Egypt. I always write instructions to my students. I think this impacts my style of writing. Thanks so much for passing by. I am also looking forward to learning from you!
      🙂

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    • Dear friend,
      Actually, I fell in love with this photo two years ago … hahaahaa! It is not me physically, but it conveys what I have inside. Actually, it beautifully describes what I feel when words come out of your mind not to talk to another mind, but your heart. Thanks so much for leaving comment.
      Your visit means a lot to me 🙂

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      • By the way …
        Have you tried another theme or the background? Do you think of adding new widgets? These small things can add more life to our blogs. If you need any help, please let me know. Wish you the best!
        🙂

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