They say that history and fashion repeats itself, and it’s true. Cleaning up and decluttering your blog is back as a new trend, according to Jason Kaneshiro on the Blog Herald in Getting Back To Basics: Blog Decluttering:
When Web 2.0 first began with Google and Craigslist, one of the “innovations” was simplicity itself – empty, uncluttered designs that allowed users to get what needed to be done with a minimum of design elements.
I feel this basic concept has been forgotten recently, what with widgets, ads, videos, monetization, polls, spam, and splogs. Some blogs are so obscured with extra stuff that the content – the post itself – is nearly impossible to find.
It may be time to get back to basics. This week, I noticed several articles about clutter reduction, enough to say that excesses may be reversing and we’re entering a “clutter-reduction equals increased productivity” trend
Jason lists some example articles, but also a list of decluttering things to consider on your blog.
Fad or not, I’m totally in favor of cleaning up the clutter and removing the unnecessary distractions from our blogs. I’m slowly cleaning up my own. What about you?
- Things I Want Gone from the Web in 2007
- The Rant Against Multiple Page Posts
- Should You Design Your Own Blog?
- The Clutter of Dead Blogs on the Web
- The Art of Smilies in WordPress Blogs
- Busting Blog Ad Clutter
- What Should You Remove Or Add On Your Blog?
- What Message Is Your Blog Sending?
- Adding or Removing Link Borders Around Images
- Time Wasting Blog Comments, Comments Policies, and Comment Etiquette
- Cleaning Up Old Posts, The Gateway to Your Blog
- What is Hard About the Hard Work of Blogging?
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Copyright Lorelle VanFossen, member of the 9Rules Network, and author of Blogging Tips, What Bloggers Won't Tell You About Blogging.