Nearly a year has passed since I started this blog, and I thought it about time to sit down and talk shop with you, readers, woman-to-internet. I’m hoping I can pick your brains in order to build a better site.
FOLLOW FRIDAY – Unfortunately for me the school district blocked twitter as well as my favorite proxies. I understand this move, as students shouldn’t have access to a site with inappropriate material, and our blocking software doesn’t differentiate between student and staff accounts. What’s blocked is blocked for everyone. But I’m still starring tweets and turning out hilarious Follow Friday posts, and that’s what counts. I just don’t get to update and follow along with your lives as much, which I really enjoyed.
LITTLE BIG LINKS – This segment was born of my constant bookmarking addiction. Remember when I insulted the mothers of Pinboard, and then we made up and they gave librarians a free account? At the time I imported over 5,000 bookmarks from delicious. I’ve been steadily adding to that number, daily, and so naturally I wanted to share some links with you. I’d love to hear what you think of this segment, and if you have any suggestions for themes you’d like me to research, just let me know.
DAILY POSTS – I’ve been posting Little Big Links and Flipbook on the weekend, meaning I usually have a post for you seven days a week. I like posting over the weekend but most blogs don’t do that. What do you guys think about posting on the weekends? Too much? I’m thinking about moving the Flipbook to Thursday and just not posting on Sunday. What do you guys think?
TOO LEGIT – I got my first blog pitch the other day. This means I am For Reals Legit Blogger. Woots.
BLOGROLL – my blogroll keeps changing an evolving and as such it is sorely out of date. I updated it only a few months ago, too. Do you guys read blogrolls? I rarely have time to read anything beyond my unwieldy Reader, but if you enjoy blogrolls let me know and I’ll get on it.
FAQ – Are their any burning questions you have that I don’t address in my FAQ? This area needs a general update as well. I’ve been asked a few times about the camera I use so I’ll add that for sure, but let me know if I’m missing something.
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE – I have been talking with the awesome Sigafoos as well as getting advice from Aunt Becky’s The Daver, and they seem to think I am competent enough to download WordPress, find some hosting, and set up my own site all by me onesie. I am nervous to take this step, but it is necessary. Once I have my own site I can offer advertising space at a very competitive rate, which means I can start pimping your Etsy sites or blogs or home business. This makes me very excited.
I’d also like to devote more time to featuring vintage items, talking about ways to live well thriftily, and generally geek out with my housewifey self. Is there anything you’d like to see more of or to focus on in the future?
To sum up, I’m going to take the meat of the questions from above and pose them in tidy questions below, like so:
- Are there any themes you’d like me to research for Little Big Links?
- What do you guys think about daily posts? Should I post Flipbook on Thursday and take a day off on Sunday?
- Do you guys read blogrolls? Is it worth it to update mine?
- Are there any questions you’d like me to add to my FAQ?
- Is there any particular topic you’d like me to focus on more in the future?
- How you doin?
I would really appreciate your input, readers. I know just about all of you, and believe me, you rock. Thanks a million.