April’s focus in the 1000 “True” Fan blog series is SMALL CHANGES.
This Weeks Mission: STATIC FRONT PAGE FOR BLOG?
I’ve been debating for quite some time what would be better for my website/blog. I’ve gone back and forth between a static first page vs. my blog feed.
When I search most full-time writer’s websites, I find a static home page. Also, I think a consistent message, ease of use, and prevention of information overload is a better experience for visitors. (This is different for each individual. For book bloggers, a blog roll is probably the better choice. Again, it comes down to knowing your audience.) So, if a static home page is the norm, what’s holding me back?
I’ve read that search engines are less likely to find you with a static home page. That’s minor though, what’s really held me back is I didn’t know what to put on a static home page.
Well, I bit the bullet and threw something together today. You can check it out HERE.
So…a summary of how last week went, for those of you who are following this journey on a week-to-week basis.
Review of Past Week (Mission 12: Readability): Great! I’m keeping these blog posts short because of it.
This past week, I’ve been busy planning my book launch and am not participating in any mailing list growth promotions…but, how’d I do?
Current Mailing List Subscriptions: 1466 fans / 1000 true fans (Up 66 people since last week.)
Again, I’m over my goal of 1000 subscribers, but they’re not all fans. I’m continuing my journey this year, trying to find 1000 readers that truly support me. At some point, we’ll discuss finding the subscribers that are engaged. Here’s the data so far:
Next Week: We’ll continue to focus on our website/blog.