I haven't been feeling very energetic lately so I don't have some cute craft or big DIY project to show you. However, I do have something to share.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been "working" at the LinkyHere.com site to help build up their linky party directory and revitalize their blog. I have enjoyed it so much because I get to meet new bloggers and discover all of the fun, creative and interesting linky parties that are in blogland.
Finding the email address was sometimes very frustrating for me. Some blogs have the email icon among their social media icons near the top of the page. If you click on said icon, you are usually brought to a page that allows you to sign up for an email subscription to their site or a pre-filled email/info form. Not exactly what I was looking for.
Other blogs, thankfully, had a "contact" or "about" page. Most of the time, the blog author/owner's email address could be found there. But not always. Sometimes it would contain more information about the blog author or advertising information. No email address.
Why should you care about this? What if I was associated with a company that was interested in your blog for advertising purposes? How much time do you think I would take trying to find your email address? Not long!
That's why I think every blog should have a "Contact" page easily accessible at the top of their blog (in the "tabs" section). This page should contain every contact source with accompanying links (if available). The email address should be front and center! I put my email address in a clip art frame that I got from The Graphics Fairy to make it stand out on the page.
Having bio information or adveriser/sponsor information on the page is certainly acceptable, just make sure that your email address is not buried among the information.
Here are a few blog's contact pages that I found helpful when trying to develop my own.
I have been working on my blog's Contact page but I must admit that it's not pretty. I need to work on making it interesting but I have failed in the inspiration department lately. I need to spend more time on Pinterest :)
I hope I didn't offend anyone with this post. I'm not trying to tell everyone how to design their blog. I just wanted to share my "email searching" experience with you. If you already have your email address easily accessible (and many blogs do)...good for you! If not, I hope this post will benefit you in some way. I love to see bloggers succeed.