You talk about a left nav bar, but neither of your sites has a left or right bar on the blog posts.
Tim Conley

Tim Conley did you check the example site I gave under the image,

I’m not using this layout on my current blog because I’m testing how to get the same high conversions without a sidebar since sidebars don’t work on mobile.

I would not copy what I do on my own sites, I’m always testing new things. Some work, some don’t. So far, I would not recommend my current site layout over what I wrote about in this article last year.

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