Monday, February 25, 2008

Less Mess Monday- De-clutter your blog and make your content stand out

We want to add blog rolls, useful links, widgets, information, text, images and much more to our blogs. But adding all those things will clutter your blog. You may not think of it as clutter, but that is what it could be.

Focusing on content

You want your readers to focus on your content and not on your sidebar. If your sidebar contains images and various kinds of widgets you could easily be misleading your readers to focus on everything but your content.

De-cluttering needn’t be difficult

If you take a look at my sidebar it contains few distracting objects. The one thing I find distracting is the Poll, but that is a temporary thing. I have listed my blog rolls in expandable links instead of having 300+ links in the sidebar. I have also added a navbar to highlight the most important information.

For more ways than you thought possible to de-clutter your blog read Skelliewags’ post with 50 Tips to Unclutter Your Blog, you will surely be inspired!

With a de-cluttered blog your readers are much more likely to pay attention to what it is you are saying in your posts. You don't want them to come back and read your sidebar do you?

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