If you are new to #Blogchat and want to know what the deal is, here’s the lowdown.
Tonite’s topic, which was inspired by @JudyHelfand, is managing your blog’s sidebars! We’ll hit on two main areas:
1 – Before we discuss what content to include on our sidebars, I think we need to first figure out our blogging goals. That will help decide which information we should be highlighting. A business blog will likely want to put different information on its sidebars than a personal blog does. We’ll also talk about the importance of putting the most important information on the sidebars ABOVE THE FOLD. This topic will cover the first 30 mins or so of #Blogchat.
2 – Then we’ll move to a discussion of how much information should our sidebars have? Do we REALLY have enough information to justify two sidebars, or will one be enough? Also, are we not including some sidebar elements that we should be adding, like subscriber buttons, or a list of the most popular posts? We’ll discuss this area from 8:30 to 9:00.
After 9:00, the discussion will be more open, and we’ll hit on any areas concerning sidebars that you want to discuss!
BTW, as a way to say ‘Thank You’ to you guys for coming out and making #Blogchat so amazing each and every week, I’ll be giving out a few #Optsum passes tonite. Judy I’ve got one for you for suggesting tonite’s topic. Thanks guys, see you at 8pm Central tonite! And if you want to join at 7pm Central, we’ll be having our ‘pregame’ where everyone can say hi and share their blog and get to know each other.