dy·nam·ic /dīˈnamik/ – Characterized by constant change, activity, or progress.
The very essence of blogs is to provide dynamic (i.e. constantly changing) content.
Does your blog do that? You really think so?
What about your sidebar?
Does it change dynamically to keep your readers glued to your blog?
Your repeat visitors are the best kind of readers you can get.
They already like you. They came back. They want more.
They read your newly published post.
Because all they see when they look around is “same old, same old”.
Same ads. Same social media widgets. Same popular posts that have been popular for months now.
You already see where I am going with it.
Make your sidebar dynamic!
Doesn’t take long; I promise.
Here’s what I do to peek my readers’ curiosity and keep them reading:
I modify my WordPress Popular Post widget (almost) every time I publish a new post.
Just like this:
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Here are some of the video highlights:
1. I use WordPress Popular Posts widget at TGC: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-popular-posts/
2. Another idea to fully customize what your readers see: create a special category for the posts you want to be seen in the widget.
Add the selected posts to that category.
Choose it in the widget settings (see the video on how to do that).
When you’d want to do it:
If you have a few posts that are particularly relevant, but for whatever reason didn’t get much attention when they were first published, this is a great way to give them some love.