Once upon a time, we looked at blogging and thought, Oh, I can do that. Writing a few posts a week? Piece of cake.” From the outside, it looks so simple, so easy, so fun, and so we rushed off to start a blog of our own.
In the past, adding a custom contact form for Blogger was quite a complex process, and many bloggers were forced to use third party websites. However, even after Blogger launched its own contact form gadget , it was still considered as highly inadequate. This is because the official gadget would only be implemented on the footer the sidebar. Most bloggers preferred having a separate blogger contact form placed on its own page to make their blogs appear well arranged and more professional as well.
You can modify just about anything you want on Blogger, it all comes down to you to make the right changes! For example, you will be able to press Layout and then you can modify the block content for each section of your blog. You also have the ability to Add a Gadget if you want. Blogger has lots of add-ons to choose from, all of which can help you better define your blog!
Great post, thank you for sharing all this Matt. I especially appreciate the advice on the technical stuff. I got into blogging because I like writing and photography, some of the other stuff more like work 🙁 Social media is, as you say, can be a major time suck. I remember when I started having no idea how to allocate my time to it all and feeling like I was spinning my wheels. I ended up deciding to do what I like best: working on my own content. In many ways I think it was time best spent as I get about 80% of my traffic through google now. I still suck at social media but started this year getting into Pinterest and I’ve gotten good traffic there (I actually think its the most shareable of the mediums).
A blog carnival is a post in a blog that summarizes a collection of articles from many different blogs on a specific topic. The idea is to collect some of the best content on a topic in a given week. Often many other blogs link back to a carnival host and as such the people that have articles featured in the carnival often enjoy a spike in new readers.