I started my blog in late 2008. I didn’t really know what I was going to do with it. Part of me wanted to write intelligent articles, another part of me wanted to write about random nerdy things I came across on the web, and the other part of me just wanted to keep an online notepad of different problems and solutions I came across while building and designing websites.
One of my big goals for 2009 was to explore and experiment with Social Media. For the most part, I guess I failed. Turns out the more I tried, the less I liked. It seems to me like most interactive websites do more to steal your time than enrich your life. When the dust settled, I still use Facebook, and I like Twitter, but the novelty is fading. That’s about it. Most the other new forms of Social Media I found to be pretty useless.
In the process of disliking new forms of Social Media, I ended up realizing what I like about some of the other forms. As the manager of 3 online communities, I am a huge fan of phpBB3 forums. They’re simple, but they work. I also really enjoy the idea of blogging – though I don’t keep up on my blogs well enough.
2009 taught me that WordPress is an amazing way to build stable websites. I love WordPress, and even more than that, I LOVE the Thesis Theme for WordPress. 2010 will bring several articles on both WordPress and Thesis. I’ve been working with both a lot lately, and I have several tweaks and tricks for both that are worth writing about. Stay tuned…
So what’s in store for 2010?
In 2009 I added a bunch of new websites to my ‘network’, and in 2010 I’d like to continue to add to the family. Even more than that, though, I’d like to make my existing sites better. Hopefully I’ll be able to write about what works – and what doesn’t – over the course of the year. I have 2 communities that need a lot of love, and that should be interesting stuff. I’m currently in the process of moving all my sites over to WordPress (running Thesis, of course). I’ll have a lot to write about once that’s all wrapped up!
Anyways… thanks to anybody who’s ever taken the time to read what I’ve written. I’ve basically made this blog my online notepad. Generally if I had to track down informatin, I figure there must be somebody else who will care at some point!
Happy New Year.