This week, I finally made some changes to the blog thanks to Mitchell over at My Frugal Tech. Some of you left comments this week that, I just realized, have vanished. I think this is because I switched hosts. What’s a host? If a blog was a billboard, the host is the actual billboard. I’m the person who leases the space and puts shit all over it.
If your comment vanished, HUGE apologies. Please feel free to take your anger out at Go Daddy (for many reasons, but the biggest one being: Liz Henry said that every time a comment gets lost, an internet kitten loses a You Tube view).
Now, I’m about to get very unsexy, but I’ll bring it around. Bear with me.
For some of you, the blog has been slow to load. For Mac users, it’s been an RSS feed on and off. For me, it’s been one headache after another for the past three months. All I wanted to do was write, and on a weekly basis, the wonderful Christine would call, text, or send me a tweet that something else was wrong. She turned into the blogging equivalent of the Reaper. Which I guess would be the Bleaper.
So, after one final screaming match with Jarrod at Go Daddy, I said the hell with this and bought not one thing, but two things: a new host and Mitchell.
I take a lot of pride in the fact that everything you see, I’ve done. It could be more snazzy, have more color, have more of a lot of things, but it gets the job done.
We all have to start somewhere, right? This is what I was thinking about while creepily scanning over another blogger’s Facebook page. When she just started out, she looked like everybody else: forgettable. Fast forward four years and she’s moving and shaking with a crisp camera, nicer threads and a well-designed site.
None of that stuff got her the audience.
Who the hell knows, but I can guarantee you it wasn’t the stuff above.
What’s important is this: Do you feel like you know me? Are we connecting? Did you learn/feel something by stopping here today? Because if you have trouble getting here or you’re not finding value in what I do then what’s the point? Snazzy headers or awesome pictures aren’t going to make one iota of a difference. My intention is not to win everyone over. That’s another waste of time. Unless you’re looking for brand sponsorship. I’m not.
I like to put my name on things. Not things on my name.
There is a difference.
After a swift kick to the ego today and the end of My Nightmare in Blogging, I’ve gained a bit of perspective. What’s important is that I have something to say and that I would like to share it with you. Everything else is gravy.