Having only recently joined WordPress, I have been finding my feet with other blogs. I have met some wonderful new friends, and read fantastic posts. However, I have also hit a few brick walls. Some I mentioned in my post about improving your gravatar presence.
Various WordPress blogs/sites I wish to follow, I cannot as they have no means of me doing so. They have not set up the browser bar option or it is hidden by poor colouring of the theme header. I am too busy to copy/paste the url, and add into readers, etc. I want to click that little old ‘follow’ button, and move on to pastures new.
Some blogs have no comments open, and I would love to leave a little message now and then. A word of encouragement, and it is frustrating when the blog owner has asked a question of their reader. Where are we supposed to respond?
Others have no ‘like’ button, or any means of sharing their posts, like the fabulous, ‘reblog button’ with others. I feel this is such a shame, and for authors, a wasted marketing opportunity.
Sometimes it is worth a half hour to take a look at your site, check out the various options available within the dashboard of WordPress. I am here to stay, I love the features. The only brick-wall I have come across is the loading of pictures to the sidebar and adding links but I overcame the obstacle, and managed to do a static image with a list below (British Romance Writers).
Are you wasting viewing opportunities? Have you opened up your blog to others but given them no way to follow or communicate? Is it time for a Spring-clean?
We are out there, us eager readers, the keen blog followers of your particular genre, topic or product, just let us in!