First off, let’s get rid of the elephant in the room. Yes, I did it again. And yes, I know I said that I was going to stick with the previous design for a while.
The fact of the matter is that I have a serious problem, but I won’t apologize for it.
I love to design, to tinker and to try new things. This isn’t a surprise to anyone, and quite honestly if you thought I’d be keeping the previous design forever — shame on you. #grins
I will compensate Rafal with Starbucks for a month since I lost our side bet. The sun will rise and the sun will set today. Let’s all move on with this, ‘mkay?
Realigning My Website
I love to write, and that’s not much of a secret around here. What might baffle you is that I don’t write as often as a person who loves to write should write.
Over the last two years, my blog has been focused on things that it really shouldn’t be focused on. I’ve been doing the right things in the wrong places, and it’s time to fix that.
This should be a place where I write personally — as it pertains to who I am, what I do and around the things I love.
Unfortunately that hasn’t happened, and I’ve built a moat around my site made up of up content that has kept my soul away.
I love to help people, I really do. It’s one of the reason that I publish my code snippets and a majority of the blog posts here are “tutorial” in nature.
The problem is, that energy shouldn’t be used to write and publish… here.
You might wonder where it should be focused, and the answer is simple. It should be happening at StudioPress, where our users have a direct path to finding the help they need.
Here I might reach hundreds. There, I’ll reach thousands.
With that said, I’m going to move away from writing tutorials here on my blog. I’m going to create a custom post type for them, and move the existing ones I have from a blog post (with comments) to a tutorial post type (without comments).
Consider this a “heads up” on that when the time comes.
New (and hopefully interesting) Topics
One of the biggest challenges I face with my blog is the content. I realize that a lot of folks aren’t interested when I write personally, and that’s something I struggle with.
I can tell this is the case, because a majority of my personal blog posts result in much fewer comments, while the tutorial-type blog posts end up with a lot more.
Thankfully, I’ve finally wrapped myself around the idea that I’d rather affect a few deeply, than many on the surface. With that said, I’m going to be changing the tone of my blog and consequentially altering the things I write about.
If you’re not interested in who I am, then now is your chance to unsubscribe.
I don’t know how long this design will last, but I do really like it. Once in a while I come up with something all by myself that I’m really proud of it.
It is times like this that really inspire me to write. And if you’re wondering about the kinds of things I will write about, they’ll be personal.
There’s a possibility some of the posts will intersect my business endeavors, but I assure you that I’m going to stop writing about “how to do this and become that”, ya dig?
More than likely you’ll see more writing about family, running, Starbucks, Sarah McLachlan and my infatuation with design.
That is who I am, and if you don’t want to read about, you know where the door is.