Widgets, Badges and Ads, Oh My!

Schedule a “blog cleanup day” periodically to declutter your home on the Web. Widgets and badges are a great way to personalize and can be fun, but having too many on your blog can make it slow to load and might send visitors looking for the Back button. If you’re serving ads on your site, really look at them every so often to make sure that there’s nothing being advertised that you find objectionable, and this is especially important if you have graphic ads in addition to text ads; content in graphic ads can be a little more than people want to see sometimes! Look at your blog with a visitors eye to see what you might be able to do without to keep things clean and decluttered, and focus on your writing and pictures—the real reasons people visit!