It’s useful to be able to show related content under posts to encourage visitors to stay on your site longer. nRelate was one of the better plugins available for this task. From the end of 2014 they’re retiring their platform though. I’ve looked at so many alternatives recently and in this post I’ve detailed all the ones I’ve come across. There’s pros and cons to all of them. So take a look and see which related posts plugin might be the best one for you.
I’ve been working on the design of my blog to improve the user experience over the last weeks. Recently I’ve made some changes to my blog which I hadn’t anticipated doing. Some of them I made out of necessity and others from an aesthetic point of view. Have you reviewed your blog design recently? Maybe it’s time for a change with the New Year not far away. What do you think of the changes I’ve made?
Google recommends using responsive web design to make your visitor’s user experience the best it can be on all devices. Not everyone has a responsive WordPress theme though. So, what are the options? Well, doing nothing isn’t one of them. Making your site mobile-friendly doesn’t have to be difficult though. You can achieve a great user experience for mobile and tablet users in several ways. That includes changing your theme but there are also less drastic ways you can improve your site for mobile and tablet users too. Find out more in this post.
We’re almost at Black Friday again and it’s the time of year when there are some fantastic deals to be had. If you’re looking for some new tools for your blog and/or business then now is the time to take advantage! Here are the deals I’ve come across so far but there will be more added as and when I find out about them. Don’t forget to bookmark this page and come back again so you don’t miss out on any new Black Friday deals I’ve added!
Other blog owners have told me many times, either directly or in their blog posts, that the path to blogging success involves working into the early hours; tonnes of promotion; networking like crazy; commenting on other blogs; being everywhere; being part of a blogging community; keeping to a consistent posting schedule. The trouble is I don’t think their advice is always beneficial. There isn’t a one size fits all approach to blogging. Every individual has their own reason for blogging and that includes for business or for pleasure.
I’m not a writer. I’m a blogger. In my mind there’s a difference between the two. What works in writing books doesn’t always work in writing a blog and vice versa. That’s particularly true of how you structure blog posts. Get it wrong and it will make it harder for people to read. Harder to read means people just won’t bother. Learning how to write a good blog post doesn’t just stop with the words it’s also how you present and structure it.