As you may have noticed (or not), I’ve changed some things on my sidebar. I’ve moved the “Subscribe to my RSS feed” message to the top, added the “Top Clicks” list, removed the “Recent Posts” widget and also said goodbye to the Archives list, which’s been replaced by a full page.
Why have I done all this?
– Everyone says you should try to make it easy for your readers to subscribe to your feed, and I realised that cool button was somewhat hidden among many other elements.
– By adding the “Top Clicks” list I aim to draw my readers’ attention to some useful resources that they might have overlooked, or even completely ignored if they are newcomers.
– A blog’s recent posts can be spotted in the most obvious way. I’ve always suspected that list was useless, so I finally got rid of it.
– I believe that having the archives displayed on a full page of their own makes them look more organised and attractive.
I’ve tried my best in order to make the sidebar less cluttered and more helpful. The problem is that I’m so tempted to play with that Flickr widget… not to mention that del.icio.us thing. If I’m not careful, soon I’ll have a cluttered sidebar again. *sighs*
Oh, yes: I’m also making use of the split-post option for the first time. Perhaps I should edit some other posts and add it to them as well.
What do you think of all these changes? Any suggestions or complaints?