One of the things on my “To Do” list is to refresh/redesign this blog – hopefully, in the next month or so. There’s a few things that have always been a bit rough, and I want to fix those, streamline a few things, and maybe create a fresh look. I am contemplating getting a professional designer to do the basic design, but could also do something myself, although my graphic design and CSS skills are not sufficient to do anything other than follow the KISS principle – Keep It Simple, Sweetie.*
I need the blog design to be easy to navigate, to handle multiple book covers and book pages, which the current theme isn’t doing so well, and to look good, with both pages and posts accessible. In terms of possible expansion, I do have photo gallery software installed, and I’m planning to upload more photos into it and link it to the blog, as the photos of my travels seem to interest people. I could also possibly install discussion forum software, to enable readers a place to discuss books and reading in general (not just my books). There’s still a lot of capacity with my web host that I’ve come nowhere near using yet.
So, what do you look for in an author blog? What works for you? What doesn’t? What kinds of features would you like to see here?
*Yes, it’s usually translated less politely. But I try to avoid calling people names. (Unless they really, really deseve it…)