Why I Ditched My Blog Sidebar – Guest Post…

Yecheilyah Ysrayl discusses foregoing the sidebar on our blogs because they are not mobile friendly. Since mobile now represents 65% of digital media time, many visitors might leave instead of browse — or worse yet, might not follow. Hop over to The Story Reading Ape for details, including possibly switching to a WP theme with a slide-side bar…

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Why I Ditched My Blog Sidebar

I took a two-week break from posting on my own blog a few months ago. In that time, I was refueled with post ideas but I also had the opportunity to read most of yours. In that process, I realized something I hadn’t paid much attention to before. I didn’t pay much attention to it because that’s just how ingrained these things are in our lives today. The Cell Phone. During my observation, I realized that I read most of your blog posts (90%) from my phone. In fact, I observed that the only time I read blog posts from my laptop / desktop, is when I am logged in to draft a post that I can’t draft on my phone.

The number of mobile-only users has recently surpassed the number of desktop-only users. According to an article in Marketing Land, “Mobile now represents 65 percent of digital media time…

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