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My blog has been aesthetically finalized, so peep it please bros

  1. http://catstevensfan.com

    Any suggestions? I am not going to be changing up much stylistically, probably just beefing up the average number of posts I do a day plus adding more word-y content rather than just pics + vids. Other than that tho - what do ya think?

    Oh and if you subscribe to my blog - I won't even be mad at all.

    The blog I need help with is catstevensfan.com.

  2. This is the criteria I use for evaluating a blog http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/01/28/12-step-blog-evaluation/

    I like the blog. It's clean and minimalist and it loads quickly. However, unless the number of posts on the front page are reduced pageloading time which is a pageranking factor will come into play as there are video embeds in posts and images too.
    Settings > Readings
    Blog pages show at most __ posts

    I think your About page could be better fleshed ou,t and optimized, and ought to include a blog description that answers the question: What is the purpose of this blog? http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/04/06/why-about-pages-are-essential/

    The static pages are put to good use except for "Good Music". I do not know why those videos have not been placed in posts. Posts get tons of Google juice - pages do not. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/05/12/better-blogging-at-wordpress-com-pages-and-posts/

    Best wishes for happy blogging. :)

  3. How do I change a page to allow for posts insteads of just a long column?

    I will change it asap once I figure out how to do that.

    Oh, and thank you. You are the wordpress expert so your word is gold in my humble opinion.

    U check out my midget wrestling video by the way? lol

  4. What' do you mean by a long column? There is only ONE dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the running page for posts and also on the Categories pages and Archives pages.

    We organize our posts by assigning Categories to them. Although there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page, we can create the appearance we have done so by creating a custom menu. In that custom menu you will be displaying Categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation to achieve what you want.

    These are the how-to instructions:

    1. You create a custom menu. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

    2. You add the Categories you want to display and arrange them in the order you want.

    3. Then you add and drop and drag the sub-categories below the appropriate Categories, and when you have everything arranged in the menu that you want you save the menu.

    4. Go to the “theme location” module at upper left on the menu page. Select your custom menu name from the pull-down labeled “primary location.” Click the save button in that module.

    Note: If you wish you can also include pages and sub-pages of your own choice and custom links in your custom menu as well.

    P.S. I have working at home on contract work and multitasking by answering support forum questions. I witnessed that you had videos but I did not watch them. I did not have time to watch and to be frank videos of that nature do not appeal to me. =)

  5. Regarding posts and pages please allow me to drive this home. Posts have tons of Google juice. Pages sit outside the blog structure and have far less Goggle juice. . Read this post carefully and you will understand why you don't want to create a page based structure. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/05/12/better-blogging-at-wordpress-com-pages-and-posts/

    Whew -- got to go. :)

  6. I have an incredibly complicated question for you that I have no idea if you will even be able to answer, but if you are you, you will be a certified international hero.

    Is there any way to make the main link in my navigation menu (the good music link in my nev menu) a consolidation of all of the posts in the drop-down menus.

    So I have music, hip-hop and R&B sorted as individual categories and posts on the main page auto go to those selected categories, but can I make music, hip-hop and R&B all get posted to the good music page when people click that link?

    If you need me to rephrase this I can lol

  7. Oh and I fixed the About page and all the other stuff you suggested so you have to be a little proud of me.

  8. On the About page - good show! 9/10

    But get rid of that email address. An email address in that form will be harvested by spam bots, who will take it back to their spam masters, who will in turn sell it to other spammers. Use a contact form instead > http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/ or use this forum email [at] email [dot] com

    I already answered your incredibly complicated question in the post above yours. Do understand that you first have to create POSTS (not pages) and assign the Categories and/or sub-categories to them like music, hip-hop and R&B, etc before they will appear up there in the custom menu when your visitors click.

  9. plasticdaffodils
    Member

    You don't like Cat Stevens?

    >>>>confused<<<<

  10. poor plasticdaffodils :(

    sorry bro

  11. plasticdaffodils
    Member

    Haha, that's ok. Why did you pick the name?

  12. habituatedbuddhist
    Member

    The problem for me is... I actually do like Cat Stevens

  13. Well it's not like I tricked you in to going to a site that sucks so just enjoy the show and subscribe/comment - I'm desperate to be frank. Cat Stevens is cool - he listens to the wind of his soul and I respect that.

    And why did I pick that name? That's a good question - I'm still not quite sure. It's kinda catchy, though and I feel like if I'm asked the question enough I'll eventually be able to come up with an answer.

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