I announced last week that I’ve partnered with Matt Chevy to do a redesign of this blog. This week, I’m sharing 3 separate posts to get your feedback and ideas about how I can make it as valuable to you as possible. Monday’s post focused on the content; Wednesday’s post looked at fueling comments. Today, I hope to hear which extras you prefer!
Thanks to everyone that’s shared comments so far in this process – it’s been a great experience and I am so thrilled to have such thoughtful, honest, sharing folks like YOU contributing here!
Redesign topic #3: Adding the Extras
When I say extras, I mean the widgets, plugins, apps and other random bits that can really add a bit of flavor, not to mention functionality, to a website. I know that I have some that I really like and imagine you have lots of great suggestions. So let’s hear them! I’ve broken the two areas down into some of the things I’m already using (so you can weigh in and say “keep that!” or “lose it!”) and then for everything else. Looking forward to your ideas!
Focus: What Exists
Any of these things worth keeping? I know you’ll be honest!
- Postalicious – this fuels the “round up” posts
- MyBlogLog – this lives in the side bar
- Twitoaster – this fuels the “tweet this” button on posts and replies via twitter in the comments
- Site search
- WordPress built-ins like recent posts, comments, etc.
Focus: Everything Else
There are so many tools out there designed to plug right into a site – what have you used or seen that you recommend adding here? And why?
Please share your responses in the comments – that way others can respond/reply to your feedback as well as leave their own. Matt and I will be both be responding, asking questions, and participating as well! Please share your ideas and feedback!