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Thinking About My Website

Yes, I’m one of the thousands, maybe millions that have a website that I enjoy writing on and am thrilled with every “hit” I get. On a great spring Sunday afternoon I’m thinking about my website and what else I can add to it to make it even greater.

Great Posts

I think I have a number of great posts that I’m particularly proud of. I've often gone back to reread them because I enjoy what they say and like the pictures or links I've included. I've even learned how to create menus and a sidebar so hopefully everything is easier to find.

One thing I've noticed is that there isn't enough humor. I like to write and create articles that make people smile and feel good…if only for a moment. I think I’m going to do this more often as I believe it’s much more engaging and will help my visitors read through the entire post.

I would try some humor here but as you can tell, I’m more contemplative than humorous this afternoon. Plus, it’s Mother’s Day and a day to be solemn and “deep”…just in case my mom reads this.

Thinking About My Visitor

Another thing that I've spent a great deal of time thinking about is the people that visit my site. I do have the ability to look at what they’re searching and which blog posts they are looking at. It’s always interesting to see what they’re interested in reading. Then I do a number of things:

• Write my next post with their search in mind

• Spend time improving my posts where they are spending their time

• Do keyword research based on their search terms

The more time I spend on my website the more time I spend thinking about my visitor. I've realized that this site is not for me or about me…but for them and targeted to them. So I've become more determined to provide my visitors with the information that they are searching for…even if it’s not something I thought of when beginning my site.

I've Come A Long Way

Another interesting thing that I've noticed since I first began blogging is that the quality of my writing has improved. I've always enjoyed writing but have found that it is different for the internet. You only have about 5 seconds to convince someone that they've found what they are looking for.

I've also come a long way with including videos, pictures, and banners. It’s so cool how these can polish off your post and make it more interesting and appealing. Every blog post is now with pictures and I spend just as much time including the right picture for that article as I do actually writing the article.

Still A Beginner

I still consider myself a beginner when it comes to website design and development but I am also getting the hang of it. But this didn't happen until I found an online community that really cared and supported me:

• that offers training and support which allows me to work from home building out my own site,

• Challenges me to provide quality content,

• And, hopefully, fill a need for those internet surfers.

Thanks for reading…enjoy Mother’s Day…and make it every day! (You read that, right, mom.)


Street Talk

William6  

Rick, Very Good Article! Once again slingin' it from the hip, just like it ought to be. I don't see any trouble ahead if you keep up this good work of yours.

Reply
  about 8 years ago

Thanks Bill. Hope you're doing well and things are growing lots...including your site :)

Reply
  about 8 years ago
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