Blogging 101: Spruce Up Your Sidebar
Today’s Assignment: Add or customize two widgets.
Today’s assignment is to make the sidebar of my site more attractive, and user friendly to you, the reader. It was also a day for me, when I realize I still am on a learning curve with linking and code.
I chose to add a new ‘my community’ widget that showcases who shows up on my site. I call it Compadres. Chose this because I have been surprised and so happy dance grateful to have had so many people show up at my site with their likes and generous comments, have 16 followers!, and am equally excited about the quality of the people and their content on their sites. I began this venture not sure what to expect, and this particular widget is so cool because anyone can hover over the individuals in the Compadres and find out about them and their site!
What I am coming around to is that one of the things I want to do with my site is to showcase some of the varied exceptional content of others I have found, encouraging those who read my site to venture over to theirs. This widget will really assist with that.
Then I took Michelle’s advice and changed out my Gravatar About Me for a Text Box version. . I have bombed on the linking of it to my About page, but I will step away from it for awhile and try again later. She has provided me excellent instructions.
As I have mentioned in an earlier post, my house is for sale and I have someone (I hope the new owner) coming to take a look so I must ‘spruce up my living site today, too!’ Hold me in positive thoughts.
Have a great weekend everyone and thank you for all of your support.