Day Ten: Build a Better Blogroll
Today, let’s continue to weave the fabric of the blogosphere using one of the web’s essential tools: links.
Today’s assignment: use a widget to create a blogroll, a list of links you love that you want to share with your readers.
- First, decide what kind of widget you want to use: the Blogs I Follow widget, or a Text widget.
- Next, click the button below to open the Customizer, then select Widgets, and add the widget you want to use.
- Finally, customize the widget’s settings and/or add your text, then click Save & Publish.
Recommendations are like getting advice from a friend rather than blindly searching the internet; adding them is a no-brainer — and often comes with traffic-building benefits.
The Blogs I Follow Widget will generate a list of your most recently-followed blogs automatically, while the Text Widget requires you to enter text and links yourself.
Michelle W. and the WordPress.com Team
I find it strange that the widget designed for blogrolls which is called the Links widget was not mentioned for this part of the course and that there is a blogroll option (feature) in the Links Menu built into WordPress.com itself and that the Links widget shows your blogrolls that you created on WordPress.com in the Links Menu, and so I have contacted the WordPress.com staff using their Contact Page to report this strange omission of that widget and that option (feature).
I am also surprised that they did not mention Reader Lists.