Last year, I attacked reorganizing my sidebars during the second week of Improve Your Blog Month. Even though I did a pretty good reorganization and cleaning at that point, I find myself needing to take a look again. My blog rolls and such seem to have taken up more space than I intended. . . Some changes I intend to make:
1. I think that instead of having the entire Frugal Blogroll showing, I may change over to the Frugal Hacks button-that way folks can click through to the entire list if they wish. The entire list has grown so long that right now when folks visit to read the newest post, they may not ever scroll down far enough to see what is below that blogroll.
2. I’ve also been meaning (since last year) to create a “New? Start Here” button that leads to a nice introduction page that gives an explanation of my blog and links to some of the popular articles to browse through.
3. I need to clear out the badges in my footer. Many of them are for directories/listings that I signed up for when I first started blogging. I rarely see an inbound link from any of them-so why am I giving them free advertising space? Sitemeter and Statcounter will probably stay, as I actually USE those.
Does anyone else have some suggestions on what I might look at?
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