6 thoughts on “3 Reasons Your Website Home Page Isn’t As Important As You Think It Is

  1. Jim Young says:

    Interesting thoughts Josh. I’m in the process of creating my website now and I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to put on my home page. This was a good ‘outside’ look at things that has me leaning towards a less is more approach. Thanks!

  2. Any thoughts on WordPress vs Tumblr for your website? I see WP as the traditional choice, but it seems many people are starting to use Tumblr, no doubt because following is much easier with that.

  3. Hey Dartonion,

    I’m a developer in addition to a comedian, and I’ve spent a lot of time in both arenas. Here’s a quick breakdown of the pros to each:

    Tumblr: super easy, incredibly social, and mobile-posting friendly

    WordPress: super scalable, tons of add-ons/plug-ins, and search-engine friendly

    Which of those sounds like what you’re into? Check out http://www.samisfunny.com for an example of what you can do with a tumblr site (note: based on some feedback, I’m going to be completely redesigning, but the content elements will be the same)

  4. Hey Sam,

    Your kind of site is exactly why I’m considering Tumblr. I’m actually more familiar with WordPress and used to run a blog with it, but for sharing quick comedy things, it seems like more people might follow a Tumblog. How do you layout the content elements in your theme? There are themes that let you turn blocks of content on or off in WordPress, but I don’t see any that are as flexible for Tumblr.

  5. Josh Spector says:

    WordPress is much more powerful and gives you a lot more flexibility – however, it’s also less “viral” and more difficult to use if you don’t know anything about basic html or blogging.

    Personally, I think it’s a better option for your site if you do have some tech knowledge and plan to take advantage of the flexibility that wordpress offers. Basically, it’s for people who are more “serious” about their websites.

    That said, Tumblr is incredibly easy to use and the follow capability and reblog buttons help your content go viral much easier than wordpress. Also, Tumblr’s growing fast and there’s more and more people on it every day.

    Personally, I can see a use for both. I run this website off WordPress and then set up a Connected Comedy Tumblr to play in that world as well. I do my main posting on this site, but then post links on Tumblr and use Tumblr to showcase other stuff I want to share that may not warrant a longer post on this site.

  6. I think that makes total sense for this site. I think for me it just comes down to whether the viral nature of Tumblr outweighs the additional power of WordPress..

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