If you're writing a blog under your real name, I have to assume that part of the reason you're doing so is to get attention for some reason: Perhaps to be viewed as a subject matter expert, to generate sales leads, to show off how funny you think you are, or whatever. So, if you're eager for attention, why would you make it difficult to contact you or subscribe?
Here are three things I think every blog site should have "above the fold" -- that is, visible on screen when I first navigate to your blog without forcing me to scroll down:
- Your primary RSS feed, clearly marked with the standard RSS icon.
- Your email address, even if it's not hyperlinked with a valid mailto.
- A link to your bio or profile.
Here is the one thing I believe should NEVER be above the fold: RSS feeds for anything other than the main feed or comments (i.e. separate podcast feed, vlog feed, etc.). Having extra feeds up there is uber confusing. Put those feeds below the fold or on another page, please!
What do you want to see above the fold? What do you wish bloggers would push down the page?
Tagged: Association Management Associations blogging blogs CAE Certified Association Executive