Blog Structure Archive

Moving to WordPress

Posted 11 June 2010 By Shari Smothers

Last night, I saw that Blogger implemented a new theme picker. I tried it out and got a new theme that I could work with. I liked the color too.

Why I switched to WordPress

This morning when I went it to write a new post, I saw that the formatting was wonky. Then came the big observation: It’s not very responsive to formatting changes I want to make. I don’t know if it’s all the new themes. It may be that it looked that way because I was fretful about it. Then, too, I couldn’t figure out how to get back to the old theme I had.

Quickly, I decided to forgo the adventure and return to what I know I like. I opened a new, free WordPress blog and transferred the content here. When I’m satisfied I have all I want from it, I’ll likely delete it.

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Blog Practices to Avoid

Posted 10 June 2010 By Shari Smothers

Everywhere you look online, there are blogs. New, old, some just for an event. During National Poetry Month, I visited several blogs that were set up just for the event of writing a poem a day during the month.

People will tell you it’s a great way for businesses to connect with their clients. It adds the personal touch to what is usually distant, aloof, big business. And so it is the case.

Here are 5 things you should work to avoid.

  1. Avoid hard-to-read color schemes
  2. Avoid busy headers and sidebars
  3. Avoid long blocks of poorly structured text
  4. Avoid ads that break the flow of your post
  5. Avoid straying too far afield of your blog’s purpose

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