“I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!!”
Clearly I’m late to WordPress’s “Zero to hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog” given that it is officially over!
And honestly? I found the steps less than stellar. At risk of boring you, here is my compressed 3rd week:
Day 15: Explore Visuals and Content – Played around with colours + fonts a bit but heck – nothing jumped out demanding to be made permanent! Nor am I at the custom upgrade stage so was just little ol me who saw the effect. 🙂
Day 16: Personalize a Prompt – With an embarrassing 40+ drafts lying ready to either complete or chuck, I have NO shortage of topics! Just time and focus to finish.
Clearly I need to do more than to personalize a prompt… A blog draft intervention is required!
Guess what? As you read this, I’ve been in Kuala Lumpur for several days! With several upcoming posts completed as part of my ‘clean-up’ to tide over my blog while I go into manic work mode.
Day 17: Increase Your Commenting Confidence – Ah more commenting…
Day 18: Activate a Social Network – I suck at anything beyond LinkedIn and Facebook. Even my Twitter & Tumbler accounts are basically one-way communication for this blog. So the prospect of getting on Pinterest, StumbleUpon was just intimidating!
However mid-December, I took the plunge and started ineptly stumbling around.
Since then, every once and awhile, I share older posts and get an instant stats boost! However if anyone is ACTUALLY reading them, finding something of sufficient interest to return, interact and more… I have absolutely no clue!
Day 19: Publish a Post in a New-To-You Format – This is “Aside” rather than “Standard” format, but heck if I can tell the difference.
Day 20: Add a New Page – This had me stumped.. do I really have anything ‘ever green’ for another page?
Maybe at some point I’ll write a brief chronicle of my journey from growing up in Winnipeg, Canada to living in Mumbai, India and working around Asia.
Without a compelling urgent reason, gonna stick with the current approach.
Hope you haven’t snored through this 3rd instalment in the “Zero to hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog” journey!