Just a quick little post… there are several posting challenges that I am planning on participating in that are of course coming up in the next month or two. Namely there is is the NaBloPoMo that takes place in November (concurrently with NaNoWriMo) and another couple of others that I am going to detail more that are taking place in October. However, the one that has caught my attention more than any other is a 100 Day Challenge for the end of year.
As was alluded to in my post yesterday, I need to get some focus while moving forward with a plan across my various blogs to move more toward a professional money generating endeavor instead of just an expensive hobby. To that end, over the next few weeks there are some plans that are starting to coming together to drive a little bit of income out of things. First up on this front is the implementation and integration of a web advertising service called InfoLinks.
It is important to have a test site if you are doing any coding. Really, it is kind of obvious but it deserves being mentioned. I got bit on this yesterday. I am making an effort to focus on my blog and regrow my audience that is dwindled in the past. And yet, yesterday, I was making a minor tweak to the theme and messed something up. It was a minor mess-up, but all the same someone was in the process of posting a comment and sent me an email about an error. There really is no excuse for my having not done this, and I would have never done such at the office, so why did I do it with my personal site?
For some time I have kind of been stuck with my organization here one the blog and was not really sure which direction to go. I really had three possible options in mind, each of which had several positives but clearly had a couple of drawbacks as well. To be clear, the three options are: Set up of a multisite and doing each blog subject as if it were a stand along blog under a bigger umbrella; Use of the custom Post Type to delimit the different blog subjects and use the support tools that come with that treat each subject as a sub-part of the blog; Or lastly, use the standard based and built in category option and just point to the sub-file structure when specifically directing to one of those parts.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you no doubt know that WordPress 3.6 came out today. There are a few really cool features in the new version of things. Most notable from my perspective is the additional enhancements that have to do with keeping track of changes throughout revisions and such as that.
A long break once again… I know. Oh well, all I can do at this point is get back on the horse and get going. Last few post that I did happen to make I was talking about different themes and working some stuff up. I have finally settled on the current look for the blog. It is a responsive theme call Tetris. I have created a child version of the theme of course to make it my own and so far, after having it up for a month or longer have been pleased with it. I kept meaning to take down some notes about it and such and of course blog but I never seemed to get around to it all during the month of April. Part of that has been work and partly the excitement of a new boat and spring fishing season (see more on that over at fishnstory.com), but some of it has been just getting motivated. Anyway, the theme is the major part of the current updates but there are a few more things to do here on the old blog.