Alex King has rebuilt his blog and started an extensive series about the process and the discoveries he made about the redesign and “new thinking” about how blogs work and how users use blogs.
In the first article on this ongoing series, King covers an overview of the changes he’s made to the site. The series so far includes:
- Overall re-design goals – what needed fixing
- New site navigation – reasons for it, what it solves, and goals of simplification
- Designing for the future
- New URL structure – which choices were made and why
- You’ve got content – how do you best leverage it?
Future posts include using various WordPress Plugins, as well as updated versions, details on the new site, site maintenance simplified, benefits of CMS, and monetization options, along with a few other goodies.
I have learned a lot from the lessons King shares with us, so get your blogging buns over there and check it out for yourself.
- Starting With a Purpose and a Plan
- What’s the Difference Between a Genealogy Blog and a Normal Blog?
- Who, What, Where, and How Questions for the Plan
- Determining What Features I Want in My Blog
- The Blog Budget – How Much Does a Blog Cost?
- Building a Genealogy Blog: The Fast Method
- Choosing a Blog Title and Domain Name and URL
- How People Search the Web and How They Can Find Your Blog
- Judging Blogs by their Post Content Styles
- The 12 Biggest Problems With Your Blogs
- I Love It When You Say Nice Things About Me
- Define Blogging Success
- Developing New Ways of Thinking about Blogging
- Blogging Tips – Hundreds of Resources for Finding Content for Your Blog
- Blogging Yourself Into a Job: Is Your Blog Your Resume?
- Blog Writing: I lk yr blg
- How Not to Blog in a Blogathon Blog
- Blogging Rants: Tangential Blogging Can Lose Readers
- When is the Best Time and Day to Post on Your Blog?
- The Best Bloggers Edit
- Truths and Consequences of Blogs That Stand Out