I enjoy making lists. My mother used to make lots of lists – the usual suspects: shopping, cleaning chores, thank you notes to write, books to read…and I do the same.Ã‚Â So, as I embark upon day 3 of this project, and recognize exactly how much harder the blogging stuff is than it looks, I will make a list.
First, though, I did have a blog so way back in the day that it would now have to be called a proto-blog. Every entry was lovingly hand-coded html, and archives were a brute to manage. I abandoned that journal about a year and a half-ago partly due to the sheer effort it took to manage said material by hand. But the beauty of that particular “blog” was it was semi-anonymous. This is not. And I think that’s why it’s harder to find my voice, get into my groove, or unabashedly embrace the task and get on with it!Ã‚Â I’m filled with apprehensions (should I make a list) of what potential clients might think, how lame I will sound and whatnot. Worry, my closest friend.
To Do List regarding getting my blogging groove (back?)
- Upgrade to the latest version of wordpress. Not just for all the nifty backend features this will provide, but for the variety of custom themes available. [ Yeah, yeah, I’m a designer, why don’t I spend the next six months coming up with a unique custom template? ]
- Figure out how to make permalinks pretty. This will hopefully be simple.
- Make a list of potential categories/topics and post it on my desktop stickies.
- Create a blogroll. Certainly I read enough blogs.Ã‚Â Should I have spent the amount of time reading other’s weight loss journeys’ online actually outside walking, I’d be a stick now.
- Remember to take a few photos in the daytime. Point in case, just took a photo of scarf I knitted, it’s too dark to show off it’s fuzzy glory.
That’s it. A short list. Better to be short and achievable, my new motto.