Well, I’ve made at least one decision related to Two Blue Pillars: I’m switching to WordPress. It may not be as pretty as the Blogger template (for now – eventually I’ll pay to have the upgraded template), but it has a lot more built-in tools for me and you, including multiple pages (Want to see all of our wedding photos? Click “Wedding”. Want to know more about us? Click “About”. See how helpful it can be?). So change your bookmarks to https://twobluepillars.wordpress.com and we hope to see you there!
Why, hello readers! How are you? How has your 2010 been so far?
It’s already been quite the eventful year for Hubby and I over here at Two Blue Pillars; some good, and some bad. But one of the things I’ve been working on that I wanted to share was inspired by a fellow Nestie. It’s called the Day Zero Project, and it’s all about achieving 101 goals in 1,001 days. Now, technically, I started my goals before 2010, but considering that I will be working on them for 2.75 years, I don’t think a few days early are going to matter.You can check out my DZP list here.
It took me a long time to decide whether or not I was going to maintain a dedicated blog for my DZP, but I finally decided against it, knowing full well that one of my goals was to develop TBP into a dedicated blog. And so, I will bring you some but not every stinkin’ one updates when I complete goals because that would be overkill just like this strikethrough is and I don’t want to cause you to want to stab your eyes out. 🙂
In keeping with the spirit of resolutions, I have several goals for TBP:
1) Decide what type of blog this is. Is it a home decor blog? A home living blog? Just something for me to update my friends/family with? A catchall for my thoughts? Do I want to narrow my bases down to just a few topics that might interest me? Lots to decide.
2) If I am going to narrow TBP, decide on a way to increase traffic (or you, my few lovely readers, could do it for me – pretty please ?).
3) Choose between Blogger and WordPress. I like that Blogger lets me customize my blog much more freely (both literally and figuratively – I don’t have to pay to do it!) but I like the format WordPress gives me by allowing multiple pages of the same site and by giving me stats on my page. If I choose Blogger, build in some features that analyze my page. If I choose WordPress, pay the extra fee to have a custom layout.
4) Start designing more. If I want to make this a dedicated blog, I can’t rip people’s pictures from Google Images and use them here, nor can I use a freebie layout that someone else masterminded. I need to design my page and its elements, as well as start taking my own pictures.
5) Include more interactivity. I want you to feel invited to comment. I want to have interaction between you and I, and so I will try to make my blog more viable to interactivity.
So, what do you suggest for TBP? What do you think would make this blog skyrocket to fame?