This step was worth it for the link to 20 Usability Tips for Your Blog alone. I would have left the Archives widget in because it came with the theme I chose as a default but this post helped me to think that topics are much more important than date in a blog like this. It saved me from wasting valuable space.
Feedburner was another one of the 20 tips I acted on because I have seen the bloggers that I read use it and I wondered what benefits it provided. I learned that it is really helpful to track your subscriptions and also helps you to more easily distribute your content. I don’t expect this blog to have a large readership but I do want to experiment with this tool.
One of the reasons that I chose WordPress as a blog platform was because it already has SnapShots embedded. It saves your users time because they can preview a link before they commit to loading the full page.
The photo and audio features are also useful. I have used many of the photo items before but I hadn’t used PicApp. Since I am in Minnesota, I found a hockey image to get into the spirit.
The audio tools would be nice but my webcam went on the fritz and I have no way of recording my voice. Alas.