The Domino Effect is based upon the traditional game of domino pieces stacked standing upright in rows, typically in a straight or curved path carefully spaced close together. Knock over the first one and it falls against the second, and third, knocking down each one in turn in a giant wave.
My domino effect, or cascade effect, came when I changed categories around on one of my sites. It was a tedious process. When a distraction arrived, I grabbed it, forgetting the domino effect.
Within a short time, emails, text, and phone calls started arriving. Seems that all the links I’d used in my posts to categories didn’t work. Nor did the main navigation featuring categories, my categories subscription links, and every place I’d put a category link. When my fans landed on 404 page not found errors, they rushed to rescue me from myself.
A single change on your site has the potential to create the domino effect if you aren’t paying attention to the details.
Your blog exercise today is to practice domino effect prevention.
There are many ways your site can be affected by the domino effect. If you change your blog title, tagline, author name, design, topics, or the way you blog, a domino effect is initiated, impacting everything you’ve done before on your site as well as what you will do in the future.