Monthly Archives: December 2010

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 12/21/10

You’ll need to click on this post’s title to see what I did on this day.

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December 22nd, 2010|

My New Year’s Resolution: Get Rid of One Possession Every Day!

I suck at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Like… REALLY suck at it. I don’t think I’ve ever kept one for more than a couple weeks, let alone a full year.

I want this year to be different. I’ve got a few different goals and resolutions for the year, but I think that sharing this particular one with you will 1) be very beneficial to you (keep reading, I’ll explain how), and 2) keep me on track so that I can actually achieve it.

In short, I’ve got too much crap and I’m tired of it. So my resolution is to get rid of at least one thing every day.

Oh, and I’m going to blog about it.

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December 22nd, 2010|

Tristan’s Daily Blogging Diary 12/20/10

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December 21st, 2010|

How to Create the Perfect Blog Footer

Footers are possibly the least sexy part of a blog.

They’re way down there at the bottom and barely get any attention from bloggers. We’re usually focused on what is “above the fold” instead of way down there in the nether regions at the very bottom of a blog.

But I think this is a mistake! While not everyone looks the footer of a blog, people still definitely see it.

Over the weekend I redid the footer area here on Blogging Bookshelf (scroll down to the bottom of the page to check it out!) and it took me a little while to figure out what I wanted to put there. I looked at the footers of a bunch of different blogs and made notes of what I saw there.

In this post you’ll see what I found out, and I’ll also share a list of 26 things you can put in your blog’s footer. Fun!

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December 20th, 2010|

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 12/19/10

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December 20th, 2010|

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 12/17/10

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December 18th, 2010|

Want a Better Blog Tomorrow? Do These 6 Things Tonight

This is a guest post I did over at Reviewz ‘n’ Tips. Click here to read it.

December 18th, 2010|

26 Blog Design Tips for Non-Techies and Non-Designers

You know the old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover?” You and I both know that no one really follows that. We judge books by their covers (both in a literal and figurative sense) all the time.

The same goes for your blog. People judge!

Not only do you want to improve your blog’s design so that it looks better, but so that it functions better. The better your design, the easier it is for people to access the information they want. And the easier that is, the more often they’ll come back.

Below are 26 blog design tips that pretty much anyone can implement; you don’t need to be a CSS junkie or artist.

Ok, show me the tips!

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December 17th, 2010|

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 12/16/10

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December 17th, 2010|

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 12/15/10

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December 16th, 2010|