It’s been one day, and I’ve already changed my blog’s theme. That’s okay… I’m sort of a tinkerer. When it’s a personal project, like this blog, I will tinker a little here and there over a long period of time. I’m always tweaking my setup.
In professional projects, that usually means I either hammer at it until it’s right and then move on, or I get things roughed in and then come back to it later to really tweak it in.
Today, I added a couple things to the blog. First, I added a suggestions page. One of the best ways to make sure your audience wants to see what you are presenting is to present things they specifically asked for! Feel free (encouraged, rather) to ask for blog posts about whatever. The suggestions page has some topics for which I may be able to provide advice.
I can tell the first few blog posts will be centered around blogging itself. For me, it’s really just a way to get used to the interface, and I want to get a few posts up so I feel like I’ve accomplished something. I’ve made a minor goal of writing a post every day. A post could be as simple as a note about a link I saw, just anything is better than nothing. I imagine I’ll get into creating drafts so I can work on a longer post over a few days for posting.
I call it a minor goal because it’s just something I’d like to do, but I’m not going to beat myself up over it if I don’t do it. That is, the possible outcomes are win or nil. I can’t fail at a goal I haven’t committed to achieving. I can only achieve it or just not worry about it.
I’ll talk more about why I do that in another post, later…
Another addition today is a few new sidebar items- Recent posts, Archives, and a “Future” list which shows posts I plan to write later.
Also, the full-screen composer is cool. Nothing but the text on screen, not even formatting tools. Just you, white space, and black text.
ttfn… did I really just write that? so surprised, I have to leave it!
Have I mentioned yet I may ramble and tangent in my posts. I suspect I’ll do less of that with time. I suppose that makes this line a p.s.