Thursday, April 11, 2013

J is for Jinks!

Okay I'm really putting myself out a limb with this letter. Jinks doesn't really describe what this post is about but I found it the most appropriate J word for the occasion.

If you don't know, it's the A-Z Challenge and  I'm talking about blogging tips. Today I want to go over how to make your blog more visible. 

Don't "jinks" yourself by making your blog hard to find! (That works, right? Tell me that works.)

Isn't this picture adorable? He hides so well!

I already went into a little detail about this on my Google + post becasue I have my blog connected to G+. But I'm going to say it again:

If your blog is connected to Google Plus, make sure you're posting all of your blog posts on there or I can't find you!

That being said, let's talk about if you don't have your profile linked to Google Plus. Here's an example of a blogger profile that is really confusing. It took me some time to figure out where to go so that I could visit this person's blog:

The blogs followed are intentionally blurred

As you can see they do have a web page on the left hand corner. However, it took me a while to notice.  You can change your blogger profile to have your blog above all of the blogs you follow so that it's the first thing people see.

I've seen loads of profiles that don't even have the link at the sidebar, which makes it impossible to find.

The other problem with this profile is that there's no picture to remind me who this blogger is. The picture really helps in remembering. I would suggest a picture of yourself, but anything to help remember is better than nothing!

When you go to your blogger dashboard you can edit your profile by clicking on the little arrow next to your picture in the top left corner. You can see what everyone else sees and make sure it's user friendly!

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