Matt Boucher was a featured farmer for his blog awhile back. I have asked him back to talk about his ag business website. Potential Ag
1. Why did you think you needed a website for your farm business?
That’s a great question. My main reason to have a web site for my seed business is to increase communication and to covey accurate information quickly and efficiently to my customer base and beyond. The seed business, especially during the growing season, is constantly changing and adapting to current conditions. This site helps me keep my customers up to date and informed. Continue Reading
Ag Business, Featured Farmer
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Video Farm Blog Review
Brenda has a lot of positive things going for her on her blog. I really like her profile picture, just move it up to the top of the sidebar. Get rid of the tag cloud. It just clutters a blog. Use a popular post widget instead of most recent. Have at least three posts showing on home page. Means less clicks for the reader. The archive list by date in the footer is useless. Keep the twitter updates and face book like widgets. The archive page is good; so is the photos page. Your about page is perfect just keep it updated. The biggest suggestion of all. Update the theme. The one you have now is dated. Choose a new theme that is for photography blogs to high lite your photos.
Thanks, Brenda, for having us take a look at your site. Let us know when you get the updates finished. We’ll take a look at it again.
You can follow Brenda at NuttyGrass.com.
If you would like me to give a quick review of your farm site, use the form in the contact page.
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Video Review of Boucher Farms Blog
Matt is updating his blog before spring planting sets in. He asked me to take a look at the new theme he chose and particularly the about page.
My suggestions: 1. move the about the blog paragraph up to the top. The readers what to know why they should read or spend time on your blog. 2. Add video and pictures. 3. Index what the other pages on the site are about. 4. shorten the page name in the navigation bar
Sidebar: 1. remove the tags widget or move it to the footer 2. have fewer categories 3. instagram pictures are good. 4. tighten up the facebook like widget 5. show popular posts instead of recent
Contact Page: Add the contact form to make it simple for readers to contact you
I like the theme. Thanks, Matt.
You can see his blog at Boucher Farms.
If you would like me to do a quick review of your farm site for suggestions, just let me know.
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How to get more mileage from your blog posts.
This article gives some great ideas to re-use your posts in different forms to give them new life. We all have some really useful material way back in the archives. These posts just need some dusting off to shine again.
The Ultimate Guide to Repurposing Content.
If you have other ideas I would love to hear about it.
General Blog Help
Time For A New Do
I hope you enjoy my theme update as much as I do. I had been wanting to update it for awhile for a couple of reasons. 1. The old theme was used for almost 3 years which is ancient in internet terms. It did what i wanted; like have lots of post info on the home page. But it was getting stale. 2. It was not a responsive theme. In other words it looked bad or was hard to read on mobile devices.
And this point was taken home when one of the first responses I received was a tweet that stated “Your blog looks great on my Iphone.”
I also like how this theme will give even more emphasis on featured content which happens to be the Featured Farmer category.
Lastly I can give posts extra life by making them sticky. So they don’t get lost in the updates.
I would love to get your input on the makeover. And how I can improve.
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