I hired someone to do a little housekeeping for me, but it’s not what you might think. As you may have read on Friday, this past weekend was THE weekend for making the big switch from the Blogger platform to WordPress. For many of you who read this through a reader or get this through email, it really shouldn’t affect you much at all. I chose to make the switch for a number of reasons, but primarily, the reason is blog growth. There comes a point where managing a blog takes more time than actually creating posts, and I’ve been told by nearly everyone (translation: bloggers who have their shit together more than I do) that the WordPress platform is simply a better use of resources. It just simply allows me to do more while still focusing on the fun stuff, like writing a few of those longer posts you’ve been asking for (family stuff, time management tips, etc).
This is pretty much the first time I’ve hired anyone to do something for me blog-wise. I admit that I’m a nerd and find things like HTML and CSS fun. But since this involved much more than changing a font color or background image, I didn’t want my readers to be inconvenienced by my lack of expertise, and I called the pros. I am very glad I did, because even that had me in a sweat. The design is something I’ve been working on myself, so there may still be a few kinks to iron out. But the biggest focus has been on making this site easier to navigate and find the things you’re looking for faster (thanks again to those who participated in the reader survey!). I’m still making changes to several areas like the Lessons Learned page (which is now a project gallery with photos instead of links), but hopefully this new layout will be easier for both of us.
Again, the main reason for the change is that the blog has been growing. And I am so very, very excited about having more of you to share my crazy ass stories with. I want to continue to make this site better, and your feedback is very much appreciated. Please let me know if you find anything particularly difficult, and have patience with me as I figure all of this new stuff out.
Tomorrow will be another update to the staircase and entryway (hmm, don’t you think it’s time for some color?) – looking forward to seeing everyone else’s updates!