That’s right. Starting over in a major major way. So major that if you have read my blog in the past you will notice this post is the ONLY post on this blog!
Yep. You guessed it. When I say starting over I mean from the very beginning but with a much greater knowledge of how the blogging experience works. That’s good right? Sure it is!
When I started blogging back in 2007, I wrote all the time! I had written just over 600 posts, most of which were not that good. But here’s what happened. Since moving to Colorado Springs 3 years ago, getting married and becoming a dad, my time to actually blog about life diminished greatly. No worries. The less I blogged, the less I missed it.
I went to redesign my blog and learned that it had been hacked and google flagged it as having malware. NOT GOOD. This led me to think that now is a good time to switch platforms and start over ( I switched from WordPress to Squarespace for a second ) In the process I thought I was saving my posts to import into the new site. Well, as you probably have figured out by now, me saving these posts to import didn’t work. But I did resolve the malware problem and switched back to wordpress. Luckily, I have a few of my favorites already saved and will repost them in due time.
Again, when I say starting over? Yep… from the beginning. Probably not a good thing for a guy who has spent a lot of time as a social media consultant right?
The positive side of all this is I’m going to do some things I didn’t do in the past. For instance, I will be adding a place for people to subscribe to this blog. I will be linking and advertising things relevant to my content. i know I will always be tweaking my site because 1) I’m never really satisfied with it’s look. 2) It’s bare bones now but will be testing, adding and taking away what I like and don’t like as I go.
As for the content.
In general, I like to write about the life lessons I learn while going about my day. The majority of these lessons I find while hanging with friends, family and coworkers. As well as when I’m traveling, training for triathlons or just trying to be dad of the year.
I’m not really sure how much I will post. I use to post 5 days a week, Monday thru Friday. But times have changed. the need to blog daily isn’t as big of a deal and I don’t want to wear out my readers. Once I settle into a routine, you will now and I will be very pleased diving back into writing.
I’m not a great writer. In fact, my sentence structure, grammar and wills use of the comma is horrible. But I love to write when I have something to say and the whole process of learning then writing to share about it with you is like good therapy for me. Plus, if it means one person walks away learning something positive that they can turn around in do in their own life, then even better.