Monday, October 27, 2014

[Breaking It Down] Dale Day

Note: If I haven't returned your comment from last week, I'm still working on it! I had a few things to take care of first. Thank you for your patience. :)



In the third episode of Breaking It Down, I take a look at Dale Day's web presence. Please be sure to leave him some love in the comments for being a good sport! :)



Quick Summary

Visiting a blog is like visiting a home—you want to make sure yours looks lived in. It's how you stand out from every other house on the block.

Information is power. Utilize tabs and pages to accommodate readers.

Posting schedules give expectations and bring more regular readers.

It's always great to see (and relate to) smiling faces!

This will be an eleven-episode series. If you'd like to read details on the project, please click here. :)

Question of the Week:
What's one thing you love about Dale's blog?

24 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Will come back and watch the whole video. Dale has kept his blog simple. (Unlike mine, which looks like Walt Disney threw up.)

Natalie Aguirre said...

I liked your little summary. And so agree that it's important it look like it's yours. And posting schedules is good.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Congrats on another one. These must take you so much time. I'm hoping to get back and view somemore of the video. You've got such great ideas!

Dale Day said...

Thanks so very much for taking the time to review this.

These are things I never thought of and definitely will add to make it more welcoming.

cleemckenzie said...

Laughing at Alex's comment. You're doing such a great job on these web presence analyses.

Melissa said...

Great advice as always. (Love the Star Wars-style scrolling text. LOL)

My favorite thing about Dale's blog is his picture. He and his wife look very friendly.

Romance Book Haven said...

Loved reading and watching this video. Thanks for sharing this information and advice!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Excellent advice. Must take notes!

Mark Noce said...

Insightful comment about a blog being like a home...it definitely should look lived in:)

Carrie-Anne said...

A blog should definitely have a personalized feel, even if you have a cleaner, more minimalist design.

Just curious why the video goes on for 23 minutes, when everything after the 9-minute mark is just a black screen? I'm assuming that was some kind of technical error.

Carrie Butler said...

LOL I could think of worse vomit scenarios.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Natalie! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Donna! They have definitely taken more time than I expected—which is why I'm so behind on comments—but they're well worth it. :D

Carrie Butler said...

You're very welcome, Dale! Just holler if you have any follow-up questions. :)

Carrie Butler said...

I laughed, too! He's a nut. :)

Thanks, Lee!

Carrie Butler said...

LOL Thank you.

That was my favorite thing, too! :)

Carrie Butler said...

You're very welcome! Thank you for stopping by. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Elizabeth! :D

Carrie Butler said...

A technical error, indeed! I'll have to look into that, this weekend...

Thanks for the heads up!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Mark! :)

Chris Edgar said...

Thanks, I found this to be a very valuable and non-hyped-up perspective on blogging in the "post-blog age."

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Chris! :)

Morgan said...

Oh, I can't wait to look at this… wonderful, Carrie… and good luck with NaNo! You're just above and beyond. I respect you and your writing SO much. <3

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Morgan! I respect you and your writing, too. :D <3