Pondering the Blog
My blogaversary always finds me pondering the blog. As a result I've been tweaking away under the 'bonnet' - fixing broken links, tidying up the sidebars and correcting out of date content in the Pages.
I have quite a long list of that kind of thing left to do, which will get worked on gradually over the winter months. As you can see from the above picture I'm also pondering some larger, more obvious changes too. It's a while (2-3 years) since I had a major think about the blog's template and because I'm pondering some major changes, for once that merits trying things out on my test blog first.
That in itself was a salutary lesson because I exported Veg Plotting as of October 10th and then imported it into the test blog. Not everything arrived, so my To Do list now includes fixing my blog backup process. If you have a blog, you might like to have a go too and see how you get on. Having almost lost the Meet @ Malvern blog on one memorable occasion, I know how distressing losing a well-loved blog can be.
One of the major template changes I'm considering is enlarging the blog post text area. The test blog shows I can make it quite a lot wider, BUT I know not everyone will be able to see everything should I do so. That means looking at lots of different browsers and computer configurations to see what will work.
November is usually the time when I join in NaBloPoMo. I don't think I will be this year, though my blogging buddy Mark is taking part again. It's not because I've ran out of things to say, it's just that most of them are more complicated and that takes a lot longer to blog! Instead I've decided to resurrect National Commenting Week, extend it over the month and not lurk so much as usual. I hope to see you over at your place very soon :)
If you have any suggestions for what you'd like to see changing on Veg Plotting or have any difficulties with reading the blog, leaving comments etc., then now is a really good time to tell me. Leave a comment below, tweet me @malvernmeet, or email me at vegplotting at gmail dot com. Thanks.
Do you have any plans for your blog over the coming months?