Finally, [RicardoBueno.com] got a fresh new look! I’m now running on the Proze Child Theme from Studiopress (not an affiliate link…yet). As you can see, it’s a bit more of a minimalist design than anything else. I’m trying to emphasize the white-space on the site and cut back on things/elements that aren’t all that necessary. The sidebar just has the important stuff like subscription options, recent comments (to boost interaction) and an archive of popular posts. That’s it. Everything else would really just be a waste of space in my opinion. As for the header, I have a funky new “RB” logo (I feel like it’s more me), a photo of me in action and a link to my most recent speaking engagement (which links to my speaking page). I don’t think much of anything else really needs to be added.
But alas, what do you think?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the new look and feel. If you find any broken links or have a suggestion, I’d love to hear it in the comments. Kyle Clouse already recommended installing the JQuery Lightbox for Native Galleries Plugin. It renders your photos like this: http://kyleclouse.com/slideshow. It looks pretty slick in my opinion. Much better than the NextGen Gallery plugin that I’m using for my gallery page. Anyway, I’d love to hear any additional ideas that you might have on how to improve things around the site. What are you doing that works well for you?
Lastly, if you’re new here, here are some of my best posts on social media marketing and blogging:
- Blogging & Goal Setting: Be More Specific! This post is about the need to be more specific when setting your blog goals and expectations because otherwise you can waste a whole lot of time doing all the wrong things.
- I Don’t Have Time – the “I don’t have time” excuse in social media.
- Some Tips To Improve Your Blog – want some blog improvement tips? Here are some of the essentials.
- 13 Must-Have WordPress Plugins for Every Website – I think the title here pretty much speaks for itself.
- Start with the Basics – launching a new blog or social media campaign? Start with the basics. This post challenges you to think about what you’re doing right. What you’re doing wrong. And what you can be doing better.
“What’s in it for me?” You have limited time and knowledge about how to use social media marketing and technology to drive sales. I’m well versed in blogging, design, social media and technology (IDX solutions) so I’ll challenge your way of thinking about the web to help you differentiate between what’s possible versus what’s practical for business development. Basically, I’ll teach you what you need to know to build your brand, increase awareness and generate leads on the web. All you have to do is subscribe below and tag along with your questions and comments…
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