Today’s assignment: integrate features to draw traffic to your older content, including widgets, related posts, and a “Best of” page.

In line with todays task I have created a Best Of category, as opposed to a page, as my current theme only supports one page, so that is a work around that I figured would work just as well to showcase my best work on this blog.

Currently there are quite a few posts which stand at private status, as I feel they require a little more tweaking before they are worthy of being showcased, so to speak. Of course, as my content continues to grow I hope to continually add posts to this category.

I have enabled the Related Posts feature, which I find very exciting as it could drive some traffic to my blog which is the purpose of this task. So fingers crossed this will be an effective tool for increasing my readership.

Blogging 201 has already made me think in a lot more detail about the quality of the content that I put out on this blog PDX Magazine. It’s also enabling me to really get into the blogging everyday which, even if I don’t manage to maintain daily after Blogging 201 has finished, is no doubt going to be beneficial in assisting me to establish a good blogging schedule of at least three posts a week. (I have also established a Blogging 201 category which will be a good reference point for me when I move forward after the project is finished).

It’s wonderful to be involved with this project. It’s given me the opportunity to read some really inspiring blogs that make me wish to write, which is a fantastic feeling and I look  forward to the coming tasks!

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