I am putting together some ideas to redesign this blog and I have found some great resources this week from other sites. Orbit Now had a post from a vintage List Apart article entitled 10 tips on writing for the living web. This is great information and has really helped me focus on what is really important in sharing with an online audience.
Who’s There is not an ebook about how to write better or how to follow the traditional conventions about formatting and building a blog. It’s not designed to sell you one service instead of another, either. Instead, I divide the blog world into three groups and turn my attention to one. And in particular, I try to sell you hard on how building a blog asset can have a spectacular impact on you, your career, your organization and your ideas.
I agree with Seth, my blog has had a great impact on many areas of my life. This E-book is wonderful stuff, make sure to download a copy while it is still free.
As I was adding to my “Blog Improvement Checklist”, I noticed that Bert over at Open Loops had an article on “How to create a better checklist“. I had to read this and now I have a much improved list. Thanks Bert!
While sailing around the Blog-o-sphere it’s always a good idea to visit the LifeHut, as there are always some good tidbits to be had. Today was no exception. The hut had an article on the new Mozilla Calendar. This is a great review and a very useful tool for people who need to access a calendar online. The Hut also came through today with a link from Lifehacker about building a webserver at home. With all the downtime and web problems that many web-hosts have, it’s probably a good idea to be able to fire up a secure webserver at home as a backup.
Well I learned some interesting things today and my site improvement checklist is growing longer. As you may have noticed the site header and sidebar have had some changes. I’m just starting with some new design ideas and colors to see what might work. Any feedback would be appreciated.