In the critique with Erik, he saw that one post had a subheading. He liked how that lead into the article. Now, the magazine has standardized subheadings for each post (h3). He also said that the big pictures full width of the blog create a smooth rhythm. So, I’ve adjusted the images so there are none jutting in. Also added a social-plug-in and a place for advertiser’s dumb banner ads using a text widget. (update 2-24-13: Blogger’s note, by “dumb banner ads,” I am referring to our current sponsor– AntiFloat Co., my fake advertiser and their in-house designer, a.k.a. me, their banner ads– )
Update 2-27-13: I wanted to create excerpts on the front page of the blog to allow the user to skim for content they want to read. How To Show Post Excerpts in WordPress | Pro Blog Design. This article shows two ways to do this. I chose the “more-tag” option because I like the control it gives the blog. Each post excerpt is cut off at a paragraph instead of mid-sentence. And now there are all of these buttons saying “Continue Reading.” A great way to encourage the reader.