Embrace the Chaos | Blog on the SmallBiz Theme
Written by: Eileen Lonergan
I was contacted by Bob Miglani, author of the super popular blog Embrace the Chaos. Bob’s original blog was on the SmallBiz theme for WordPress and because of the quality of the theme and his success with the search engines he wanted to keep the theme and update the look.
We decided to use the responsive layout from SmallBiz and include the blog on the homepage. The SmallBiz theme has a cool widget that you just drag and drop and input the number of posts to display and viola!
The blog gets lots of social sharing and repeat visitors, but I wanted to make it easy for new visitors to find previous posts, I did this with the Related Posts plugin by Zemanta. We also used a little bit of code that makes Bob’s main points Tweetables, you can see this in action in his post 6 Reasons why Goals are Important in Life Full of Uncertainty and Chaos.
<strong><em>Tweetable: <a href=”http://clicktotweet.com/y05ji”>”Tweet Text Here
Go ahead, try it!
On a personal note, if you are looking for guidance on embracing the chaos that life serves up each minute, then I highly suggest you read Bob’s blog or consider his book, Embrace the Chaos: How India Taught Me to Stop Overthinking and Start Living, which is about Bob’s journey of dealing with the uncertainty in life and learning to get unstuck and move forward from the most uncertain, unpredictable, fast and complicated place on Earth: INDIA.
I also need to give a big shout out to my peeps in the Expand2Web Experts Group. I hit a few roadblocks along the way, as we all do when trying to customize websites, and they were very supportive with ideas and generous with their time. Sometimes working alone can be, well, lonely, and they are the best!
If you are thinking of turning your ideas into a blog or your blog into a book, let me know, I would be happy to help you get your web presence in order.