JAKOB NIELSEN SPEAKS

Usability guru Jakob Nielsen weighs in with his Top Ten Design Mistakes for Blogs. It’s an excellent read for anyone that owns a blog. I am guilty of the following mistakes on his list:

1. No Author Biographies

To be fair, a link to a short bio exists on my main page which would take ten minutes to add to my blog. Maybe someday in the near future, I’ll go and do that.

2. No Author Photo

I mulled over the idea of having a photo when I first started my blog but being the Adonis I am, I wanted my words to be the focus not my chiseled looks.

3. Nondescript Posting Titles

Hey, that’s an erwintang.com hallmark. Ain’t no way that’s changing.

5. Classic Hits are Buried

This is true. Some of my best work is buried in the archives. I’ve been thinking about publishing a “best of” series.

6. The Calendar is the Only Navigation

Guilty as charged. This is a limitation of blogger itself.

8. Mixing Topics

I’m not sure if I agree with this one. The best thing about having a blog is I can write about anything I want.

If you own a blog, go and see how yours does against the list!

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