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Blog Features & Design Checklist

Here are a List of what to think about when designing your blog - add to it
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Date for each blogpost

Date for each blogpost

in Consistent Format
12 October 2013...

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Blog intro

Blog intro

"Here you find our best work - free to use & share via word of mouth, social media, email"




  • Place this so that it's seen by every visitor


33

Sign-up for the blog

Sign-up for the blog

Ask for (1) First name - for mailchimp (2) email address (3) Privacy Statement - we'll never give or sell your name & email address to anyone...


32

Comments Icon + Encouragement

Comments Icon + Encouragement

"We all love comments & it's easy"



Plus Number of comments received

Plus Moderation Policy


31

Images on every blogpost

Images on every blogpost

Photographs, infographics, cartoons, doodles... video... audio


30

Blog posts stack-up

Blog posts stack-up

short extract with "Read More..." button


29

Photo of author + Bio + link to them

Photo of author + Bio + link to them

Plus Guest Bloggers


28

Photo of blog owners

27

Licence the Content

Licence the Content

"all content Creative Commons licenced.." by ... (changeagents.ie - hyperlinked to About Us page)


26

Platform Blog runs on

Platform Blog runs on

ChangeAgents (hyperlinked to About Us) Blog runs on SquareSpace (hyperlinked)


25

Alt tags

Alt tags

Clearly descriptive


24

RSS feed

RSS feed
23

Social Media Buttons

Social Media Buttons

"Share this via ...

(1) Twitter

(2) LinkedIn

(3) Facebook

(4) Google+

(5) Email

All Hyperlinked


22

Categories

Categories
21

Tags

Tags

All blog posts have tags on display

No more than say 6 displayed


20

Search within Blog

Search within Blog

"Search ths blog" button

- by words, phrases, categories


19

Switch to Mobile / Desktop version

hyperlinked


18

Related posts

Related posts

Offer list of 3 more blogposts

Hyperlinked


17

Fast loading

Fast loading

  • of all content

  • no high res photos


16

Hyperlink content

Especially to our own material

Especially to websites from our Trust Agents


15

Italics

Italics

Use for all quotes...


14

Bold

For all Headlines & paragraph headings (make sure there are no long bits of text without headings)


13

About You

About You

"About ChangeAgents" button


12

Directory

Directory

Blog directory


11

Colour

Consistent with Brand colours