There a ton of free blog-centric tools out there, but loading up your blog with all of the free tools you find can be a recipe for disaster.
It is so tempting to add things like visitor counters, cute backgrounds, sick fonts, and a plethora of totally adorable dancing pet gifs. Without realizing it, our pages become cluttered and our bandwidth usage threatens to bring down our host’s servers!
To get the most out of any tool, we have to be selective. Even a free blogging tool can wind up costing you dearly in the long-term.
It is a great idea to learn about all of the kinds of free blogging tools that are available so that you can make an informed decision about what to add to your blog, but try to remember that just because you can have something doesn’t mean that you need it. Practice restraint and only choose the options that you think will really be useful.
If you can find out how many visitors are reading your blog by checking your traffic statistics, a visitor counter is likely to add unnecessary clutter to your page.
If your blog is text-based, a flashy background can be more of a distraction than an benefit. Be realistic about assessing what kinds of blog accessories will help you realize your vision and improve your site.
The key to getting the most from free blog tools is selective. It’s a good idea to learn about all kinds of free tools for blogs that are available for you to make an informed decision about what to add to your blog, but try to remember that the fact you can have something does not mean you needs. Retention practices and only choose the options you really be helpful.
If you do not know how many visitors are reading your blog by checking your traffic statistics, a visitor goes against nature to add what is useless on its website.
If your blog is text-based, the background may be more apparent disruption than good. Be realistic about assessing what kinds of blog accessories will help you realize your vision and improve the site.
Wishing you much peace, happiness and success,