I’ve been deliberating over the past few weeks how I should take things forward on my blog. Recently a couple of things have happened which made me question everything I’ve been working towards. It’s these sorts of things that can derail a blogging journey and make it stall. So where does my blog go next?
EU VAT rules changed on 1 January 2015. It’s caused a huge headache for many marketers who provide digital services to consumers in the EU. The administration burden is enough to deter many small and micro businesses from continuing in the EU. Wherever you are in the world these changes will impact on your business if you sell digital services to consumers in the EU. So what are the options?
Blogging is time consuming. There’s no doubt about it. There are ways you can make it easier though, particularly if you’re pushed for time. Don’t let it become a frustrating experience. I don’t follow a rigid publishing schedule but I write most days. In this blog post, I discuss the sequence of events I follow to keep on top of blogging.
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.