February 28, 2020
February’s Blog Audit Challenge 2020
This year I’m participating in a Blog Audit Challenge 2020 hosted by Jo Linsdell. The plan is to work on making our blogs even better and setting our goals for the coming months. Each month will have its own challenge to work through. Join us!
February’s Challenge is to focus on Information Pages:
1. About Page
One of the first things I look for when I land on a new-to-me blog is the About page. I’m disappointed every time there isn’t one. Jo Linsdell states that the About page is statistically one of the most visited pages on a blog, and I’m adding to those statistics every time I visit a blog. Before I give a follow, I like to know just a little bit about the blogger. I’m looking for a picture, points of connection, and a smattering of compatibility. One item that Jo Lindsell suggested is including a CTA (call to the action on the About page), so I edited mine to include that. I hope you’ll give my About page (found among the menu tabs) a glance and that you find it helpful.
2. Legal Disclaimers
This is a hard part of this month’s challenge because I’m still not sure I have everything I need, but I did read over my Policies, Disclosures, and Copyright page (found among the menu items) and tweaked it a bit. If you look at it and find any serious errors or omissions, please let me know! I compiled mine originally by looking at the pages of many other bloggers for ideas on content and wording. I will continue to investigate what other bloggers have written, and I will review and edit my page from time to time. I do know it’s absolutely vital to have one! Jo Linsdell refers us to the following helpful sites for pointers: https://raelyntan.com/write-blog-disclaimer/ or this one at https://thesavvycouple.com/blogging-laws/.
I do have some book lists and helpful posts under the menu items which can be viewed as resources:
- A-Z Book Review List
- BookClub Recommendations
- How I Use Goodreads
- Thinking About Books and Reading (thought pieces)
What I do not have is a free download that people who follow my blog can receive. I need to think about what this would look like. Maybe a book review template for writing your own review? Maybe a printable bookmark? I’m sure I need a tangible freebie of some sort, but I need to investigate the technology side of offering this. For now, the above menu items are the only resources I offer.
This completes February’s tasks for the Blog Audit Challenge 2020. Are you participating?
If you are a blogger, do you have an about page, a legal page, other information pages, or resources?
If you are a follower and have always wanted to make a suggestion for improvement, now’s your chance! I’d love to hear feedback about why you continue to follow or read my reviews and other blog content. I’d like to hear about what I could improve. I am committed to the genres I review, so that’s firm for now.
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
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