Today is day 28 of our 31 Days to a More Reader-Friendly Blog. Check out all of our posts here.
Don’t get too excited. I am not going to tell you HOW to make your blog mobile-friendly. There is NO way I could do that. Every theme is different. Every header is different. Widgets, content width, mobile device and blah blah blah.
What’s more? I would be a hypocrite. Why? Because Leigh Ann and I bought a theme that is mobile responsive, then we customized it so much, it became NON-responsive and well, many of you have let me know. (It’s better now!)
I am not a professional designer. I try my best to maintain the design and technical side of our whole network. I am learning, but sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Sometimes you just need to ask for help.
Here are some options for making your blog mobile friendly
So what’s a girl to do? When she realizes her site won’t load well on a mobile device and that is where everyone reads blog posts?
1. She hires a designer. The designer knows how to do all of the fancy-schmancy code to fix it. Could I have figured it out? Yes. In a reasonable amount of time?
Probably not. And I just don’t have the time right now. Mindy just sputters her fingers over the keyboard and fixes a problem that had me stumped.
Don’t you love help?
2. You can also make sure to purchase a mobile responsive theme. Trust me. It makes it much easier. There is not nearly as much to change and tweak with a mobile responsive theme.
3. Ask a friend. An online friend, real life friend, whoever. Just ask them to check out your site. Is anything overlapping? Is everything visible to them the way you see it?
All of this to say
None of us know it all. We all need help. While we (CMB) may have answers for you in a lot of aspects of blogging, we don’t have all of the answers. We turn to other blogs for answers too. I love it when readers who learn from us in one aspect then turn around and teach us in another aspect. We have this happen in our Twitter chats all the time!
Isn’t that what the Body of Christ is all about? We all have strengths, and weaknesses!