Tell me if I’m alone here, but doesn’t blogging make you feel like you’ve fallen into some narcissistic rabbit hole? Perhaps it’s because my blog isn’t about cooking, DIY, travel, or any other topic in particular, but rather a random collection of anecdotes and musings by yours truly.
Anyway, I’m hoping those self-involved feelings peaked with the two of the most recent Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog assignments: Make Your About Page Irresistible and Dress Up Your Blog with Widgets.
Here’s what I did:
- Chucked my old About Page and About Widget and rewrote them with a goal of simplification and better cohesion (I found the 101 and 201 tips super helpful!)
- Updated my Gravatar image (previously my boring LinkedIn profile pic) and added it to the sidebar
- Added a few post-related widgets and tweaked the titles on others to create a common theme
As painful as rewriting my About page/widget was, I think it was a worthwhile endeavor. Would love to get your thoughts on them, the other changes, or the blog overall. Cheers! – Kim