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NuttyGrass Farm Blog Review

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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.

Farm Blog Review: Boucher Farms

Video Review of Boucher Farms Blog

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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.

About Page Overhaul

When was the last time you updated your About Page? Well if you’re like me it hasn’t changed since you started your blog. Tisk tisk, bad bloggers.

It’s Time to Revamp That About Page

After your home page, the about page will have the highest traffic on your site. People want to know the person behind the blog. And the

update your about page

y want to know why they should take the time to read it. So let’s keep it fresh and up to date.

Commonly, bloggers start this page way back when they lost their first tooth. Don’t do it. The beginning paragraph should

tell visitors what to expect from your site. In other words, what’s in it for them. Why should they click to view more pages or even return? No need to make

it long. Keep it to the point.

Next, you can give a bio of yourself. Even better if you include a compelling story.

Items to Include

  • Picture of you: This is a must. Don’t substitute a shot of your dog. Readers like to put a face with the blog. (Hey, that rhymes.) It makes it much more personable. Add a couple pictures if you like. Make sure people know it’s you.
  • Video: This is an even better way to make your site personable. A video introduction can really make your blog stand out and more memorable.
  • Favorite Posts: Include links to 2 or 3 posts that mean the most to you. Tell why they are your favorite.
  • Contact: Add your contact information or link to the contact page. Be accessible to your readers.
  • Map: If you have a business locale, it’s easy to add a map for customers to find you.

End With Action

Finally, finish the page by directing the reader to action. This can be a link to another page or telling them where they can sign up for blog updates. Don’t leave ’em hangin’! Tell them what they should do next. You’ll be surprised how many will actually do it.

Tell me how are you going to revamp your About Page?