Thursday, July 14, 2011

Seven.

This blog turned 7 years old a few weeks ago. It was rather unceremonious. Actually, I completely forgot about it. It goes without saying (but I'm going to say it anyway) that the content of this blog has changed dramatically over the last 7 years. Initially, it was a place to post really bad pictures of knitting projects in progress, and I'm not exaggerating when I said nobody read it. It evolved from there to include other crafty projects, food, some of our mundane adventures, pregnancy, and now Scout. Along the way, I've learned a lot about what makes good content, about trying to take better pictures, and have made strides toward editing my verbosity. And while I don't have a ton of readers and even fewer commenters, it's never deterred me from writing.

Six months or so ago I wasn't sure I'd keep this blog up. But I know now that I want to keep blogging. That being said, I don't want this blog to devolve into a generic "Look at my cute baby!" blog with mediocre baby pictures and poorly written, purposeless text. I read a lot of blogs and I know what works, and I think keeping to some kind of theme is important. There will still be knitting (eventually), crafting (in the works), product reviews (I've got lots of baby stuff), cooking, gardening, and of course, the historical accounts of life with Scout for posterity.

But I think I need a redesign. Maybe a new name, and I'd like to move to a new platform (Wordpress). Does anyone know anything about moving blog archives or hiring someone to do a redesign? I think I need professional help. How much does such a service run? Anyone?

2 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Chrisknits said...

Can't help with any of that, but will be eager to read what you do as I am needing to move my blog. Blog-City is closing shop, so I am waiting to see what to do.
Hey, we love babies and stuff, so write your blog for you!

jean wilson said...

I have seen several bloggers who moved to Wordpress and them moved back to Blogspot, becasue they had problems with Wordpress. But, some of the people who move to Wordpress are happy. You probably have to try it, and see how it goes. If you leave this blog intact, you can return, if you don't like Wordpress.

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