Revamping the Blog. The Devil is in the Details.
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If you've had a chance to talk to me since December, or if you've read my posts on Facebook/Twitter, you probably know that I'm am pretty much officially a Ramit Sethi fangirl. I admit it. Can you really blame me? C'mon. The guy's information has transformed my outlook on life and my finances. That's a big deal!
So, as a proper student of his I read all of the emails he sends. I have yet to open one and it not be highly valuable content. At the very least, I get a chuckle from his crass attitude and sarcasm which totally weirds out my coworkers when I suddenly start cackling in the middle of the office (which doubles my amusement).
In one such email I recently received from his Scrooge Strategy mailing list, he featured a blog post by Erica Douglass. This girl is brilliant, and I really enjoyed reading her blog posts. They were very helpful, and very insightful in regards to small business advice.
Blog Success Manifesto. This is why I've been tinkering with my blog, and how I've been going about it. It might all seem pretty basic to some people, but for me, not all of this was purely intuitive stuff! Oh, and this ebook is free. Totally worth signing up on her mailing list for.
To be perfectly frank, up until this point this blog has been pretty half assed. The entire point of it was just for my own entertainment and to have fun with my friends. That's still what my blog is mostly about, but I'd like to gear my blog more towards fostering a community of artists and creative thinkers other than just my handful of close friends (but don't worry I still love you guys!!). I'm confident that Erica's advice has set me on the right track to do just that.
So if you're browsing through my posts and suddenly things look crazy. Relax. You're not crazy. It's just me tinkering away.
Before I forget, another thing that is being revamped: This blog is now on a schedule. That's right! You've just read the very first scheduled post. My blog will now officially be updated on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Wednesdays are reserved for informational topics regarding small business, jewelry design, tutorials, etc. Sundays will be a review of what I've created, what business goals I've met, and what goals I'm setting forth for the next week. I hope the consistency will help make the timeline of my writing a little easier to follow, and that my posts will help other fellow artisans and crafts persons who are also figuring out how to run their own businesses for the first time.
That's the gist of the "revamp" this time around. I'll be seeing you darlings on Wednesdays and Sundays. If you're totally jonesing for a chance to catch up with me before then, there's always Twitter and Facebook. I warn you in advance that I ramble about pro wrestling a lot on Twitter. That's right. Pro. Wrestling.
Edit (07/27/12): For whatever reason, it looks like Blogger didn't feel the need to post my post even though it was scheduled. You should have seen this post on Wednesday. Better late than never? XD