So this week's Weekly Geeks was my idea, inspired by recent conversations on blogs and Twitter. They brought up both ideas I had been thinking about and ones I hadn't thought of before.
I've been feeling dissatisfied with my blog template for awhile now. I think I've done all I can do with it. There are things I'd like to change. I could play with the code but I don't think it's worth it. I'm currently shopping for a new template. I'm not sure if it will help my readers or not but it will motivate me to clean up my blog. I'm going to stick with a clean easy to look at design. I'm also thinking of buying a domain name since I've heard that Google likes blogs that do that better than ones that don't. I've thought of picking a new blogging platform like Wordpress but since I'm not interested in self-hosting I don't think I'll go that route. Besides, even though Blogger isn't perfect I don't think it's the devil.
I do not do glittery graphics or music. I hope the text is readable to everyone. I will promise to use less acronyms in my posts.
I did a little housekeeping: fixed some links, added a tab at the top for my 2009 reviews, cleaned out a few old widgets. I also backed up my blog because as Gautami reminded us, it's important- you never know what might happen. I did the meta tag thing a few months ago with a little help from my blogging friends. I've tried to make it as easy as possible to comment- I only use verification when I have a spam problem.
Do you have any ideas for me before I get started on a new template?