“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!
My efforts to fast-track screeched to a halt – distracted by the play, preparations for Malaysia and oodles of other activities to be revealed in due course…
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.
However for now – I have an About and blog Trivia page.
My posts are organized by categories: Every Day, Discovering Difference, Music, Quarterly Summary, Travel, and Whisky.
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!
I think you’re great for trying! I’ve done nothing 😉 But yeah, I didn’t notice any difference between this format and the other! But then, I’m not terribly observant when it comes to this kind of stuff!
Are you observant enough to spot that your blog and mine have both been honoured by inclusion on the “even more interesting stuff” list?!
Ha, no I missed that too!! I’m a disaster 😉
Good eye there! Thanks for being polite and not mentioning the typo – Oops! I simply had to get a few favourites listed 🙂
Girl! You don’t need these kinds of tips! Seriously!!
Ha ha, I dunno – a bit of a change-up might be nice. I’m not so keen on the scrolling through 116 posts part!