Spring Cleaning My Blog...Like Having Your Life Pass Before Your Eyes!
One of the goals of the ActiveRain contests and challenges is to nudge us into doing what it would be in our best interest to do. So it is with Debbie Laity ’s Spring Cleanup Challenge.
This is something that has been suggested to us for quite some time now but there’s nothing like a few points to make us get off of our behinds and get the job done, is there!?
What I did…
Since I knew absolutely nothing about blogging when I began my journey, it is there that I started. And rereading some of those posts was like looking at old pictures in a family album.
What I did to clean up my posts…
1.Increased my font from 12 to 14. It doesn’t seem like a lot but is a big help to the eyes.
2.Replaced clip-art or photos.
3.Enhanced the photos.
4.Repositioned some of the photos.
Early on in my blogging efforts, I had no idea how to wrap sentences around a photo or how to make sure my words didn’t run into the photos.
5.Inserted bold typeface in some areas to break up the words.
6. Added White Space to help the readers’ eyes.
I also increased the spacing between each line from single to 1.5.
7. (the big one) Checked my links.
8.Checked my spelling with an app that I did not have when I began blogging. It’s called Grammarly.
9. Made sure I had some kind of Call to Action in my posts.
There’s still time to enter Debbie’s challenge, and even if you’re not one to enter these kinds of things, it’s still not a bad idea to do some spring cleaning on your own posts!