On Day 2 – we follow Darren Rowse’s post
Then answer a question on your blog. Remember to include a link to this post in your post.
Link your post to the linky at the bottom of this page.
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Here’s the Write Tribe ‘Answer A Question’ post.
The question: What elements should I include on the sidebar of my blog?
I’m going to keep the answer simple for now (notice I’m adding a new category to this blog – Blog Design?).
In my opinion there are 4 elements you must include on your blog’s sidebar.
1. A brief biography
Welcome visitors to your blog by briefly introducing yourself. Add a profile picture to make it more personal. Then add a link to your ‘about’ page.
2. Your social media profiles
It’s important to connect with your readers not just on your blog but in places where they hangout online. Add social media icons with links to your social media profiles – only those you use regularly – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus.
3. A way for readers to subscribe to your posts
Provide different ways for your readers to subscribe – RSS, via email subscriptions, BlogLovin, Feedly, etc.
4. Popular posts/ recommended posts
Showing your popular posts or posts that you’d like your readers to look at is a great way to showcase your best work and engage with your readers.
There are a lot of other elements you could include, but it’s a good idea to keep your blog’s sidebar light – so that your blog loads faster.