Like the rest of your blog design, the content placed in your sidebar should be unique to your site and suited to further your Blog Goals. But there are 5 must haves for a blog sidebar that every blogger should incorporate into their blog design.
This post is #3 in my series of 4 posts on the best practices for designing your blog sidebar. We’ve already exported the best sidebar layout for your site and guidelines for choosing the right widgets for your blog sidebar.
1. How to Choose the Best Layout for your Blog Sidebar
2. How to Pick the Best Sidebar Widgets for Your Blog
3. 5 Must Haves for Your Blog Sidebar –> YOU ARE HERE
4. 10 Rockin’ Blog Sidebar Examples — Coming Soon
Now, I’m going to share with you the widgets I always look for in the sidebar of any blog I visit.
While the last post in this series (#2) was about helping you choose the right widgets from among the many, many available and encouraging your to think in terms of your blog goal, this post is my flat out recommendations for elements every blogger should have in their sidebar.
I look for these 5 sidebar must haves because they’re the most useful for helping me, the Visitor, find more great content on your blog. And if I really like your blog, they offer a way for me to follow your blog and keep up with what you’re doing on your blog.
So, here are my 5 Must Haves for your blog sidebar.