The way McCallister Sculpture is set up is the BLOG section is the main landing page where new content is automatically published.
My menu categories (Ceramics, Metalworks, Mixed Media, Home Design, Media) are essentially galleries highlighting my best work and accompanied with the post link! Super easy way to give readers who are in and out of your site a quick but lasting impression of your site.
The issue I have with this is that it’s a manual process. Each addition has to be added individually because it’s technically all on the same PAGE, and not a feed. Does that make sense? However, even though it’s double the work, I do this because it’s worth displaying the best of the best in a consistent portfolio style!
Additional tip: As per @kristastevens
First, when writing new posts, you can refer to ideas and discussions you’ve published before with well-placed links, sprinkled throughout your posts. Readers are already engaged with your post, so pointing them to other content draws them deeper into your blog.
Adding links to your blog post doesn’t have to be an overwhleming multi-step process. If you’re in “VISUAL” mode, click on the word(s) you want to hyperlink. In the box that prompts you to insert/edit link, look at the SECOND OPTION: “Or link to existing content”. Your previous (and probably most popular) URLs are already there saying “pick me pick me!!!“. Choose the most well behaved URL and BOOM, you’ve just extended your reader’s visit! How easy was that?!
Would love to hear your thoughts on my layout and any tips you may have. Please take a look around the site and let me know if you’d like to apply this strategy to your blog and I’d love to offer assistance! Cheers.