15 January 2010

Please Excuse the Mess...

... but this blog will be under construction for a while.

I realize that my posting has been beyond abysmal, even assuming I took some "maternity leave," but in addition to doing less writing, I am planning an overhaul for this place. I think the blog needs more structure so it doesn't just become my endless ramblings about whatever strikes my fancy. Well, that is a lie, there will be endless ramblings about whatever strikes my fancy, it is my blog after all, but I think I need to get a bit more organized about it.

So far I am working on a rough outline of the topics I would like to discuss so maybe I can establish some kind of system for postings.

Thus far my game plan includes;

* the idea that I want my basic topic choices to be current events/some political stuff, parenting stuff, cool tips/tricks and "random stuff," a choice for when I just want to talk about something cool (or annoying) because I can.

* getting on the stick about "networking" in as much as I read so many great blogs and I should really do a better job on commenting and participating in the community. On this note I am debating joining BlogHer. While I have no major aspirations for this blog beyond chatting about my stuff and seeing what interesting paths it takes me down, putting it all out there might be fun.

* learning HTML. I know some basics, but I think I will be able to do way more with this blog when I can just write the items I want vs. using the existing blogger stuff.

*doing more with pictures. This will not only jazz up the blog, but will force me to use my lovely camera and the fabu book on using said camera that I have read several times, but have yet to really utilize properly.

I plan to spend the next few weeks working on the physical layout of this space, which is proving to be more challenging than I anticipated, while working on some posts for when the place is done with its reno.

While I realize no one actual reads this, for anyone who stops by, that is the game plan.