My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Best Blog Hints -- Part 1

During the past year, I have been reading many articles about blogging. And, as a result, have saved good hints and decided to share. (Check out the comments for more great suggestions.)

Careful research

Known When to Redesign your Blog

If it is being talked about, it is being Googled

Choose a simple, clean, and mostly white theme (bold is good too)

The title and content should mesh

Deliver your best value in each article

Use photos or images

Add links, and supporting material

Write for you

One idea per post


Carol said...

Along with that bold, make the font large enough for old eyes to read, no number 6 fonts please!

And, pick a color for your font that is dark enough to read, like, ditch the light gray stuff folks. I won't be straining my eyes to read it.

Great list!

Greta Koehl said...

Excellent ideas and advice (not that I always follow them all....).

Susan Petersen said...

Bravo! Good list, Barb. And you know my personal pet peeve -- avoid affiliate links and widgets that slow down the load time of the page.

Nolichucky Roots said...

Great points. I'm too wordy sometimes. And I'm a big fan of the zoom function on my browser!

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you ladies for your comments and suggestions, I agree with them all.

Michelle Goodrum said...

Good list!

Barbara Poole said...

Thanks Michelle.