Does anyone scroll to the bottom of a blog home page? Not really; or so I’ve heard. So I took a good look at my blog, remembering all the times people visited to read a certain piece, but didn’t venture further.
Creating my space had been one of my favorite parts about starting my blog – learning about all the neat things I could add and customize and then rearranging them to suit my aesthetics was a lot of fun. I actually missed that part of the experience. I thought I had come up with a design that worked. Considering traffic was stopping where it came in though, I clearly had something wrong.
I remembered then that my theme had a three column layout option! I was only using two. This made my side bar a little long and cluttered, forcing the reader to go down further than they were obviously willing to. So a tweak here, a shift there and VOILA. All the info I want ready at hand is now…actually, ready at hand. Your right to be specific.
And using the handy-dandy “Read More” editing option, should keep my blog concise enough to entice those scroller’s who check how big or short the scroll bar is to decide how much further they will go. (I do it and I can’t be the only one!)
Getting to redesign a little bit was a joy but there’s still some things I want to play with.
I’m taking suggestions! What makes you click further and explore someone’s blog?