I believe it was back in January I told myself that it was time for a change and that I was going to rebuild my blog/website. I’d already seen a theme that I liked after watching one of Jay’s webinars over at Wealthy Affiliate.
So over the past several weeks when not working on my other projects, I’ve been working on changing this site over. It’s been a slow process and at the time of writing this post I still have old posts that need to be edited etc. But I realized that if I waited for everything to be finished I’d never switch the site over to the new layout.
So with that being said I’m going to deal with the older posts when I get time and notice problems with them. One of the problem is most have videos and I’ve been switching video plugins, short code has stopped working etc.
Going In A New Direction
I’ve owned this domain for several years now, but I’ve never really focused on adding content to the site on a regular basis. However this is all about to change because I’m giving myself an easy task of publishing one post per week minimum, keep in mind that I also create videos to go with each post too.
Over the years this site has always been more of a personal blog related to my online experience online and I intend on keeping it that way, but the online difference is I’m splitting this into two categories.
Tutorials & Reviews
From this point on the content that I share on this site/blog is going to be pretty much just tutorials or product reviews. I really enjoy creating videos tutorial related to wordpress, the internet and software. I enjoy doing this because it’s a great feeling knowing that you’re helping others learn or complete something.
As for reviews, well I’m all for sharing honest reviews good or bad, but I’m likely to only share reviews or product and service that I recommend and use. That way I’ll be able to give you a video review too.
So as you’ll see I’ve installed a live chat feature on the site, I use it on my website design site and figure it’s probably going to work well on here too. Without going into details, the chat program has some really cool feature and I’ll definitely be creating a video review to show you how cool it really is. The great thing about adding the live chat is YOU the visitor can now easily ask me question or just chat with me if I’m online, if I’m not online you can also create a support ticket.
Working With Local Businesses
Most of my work is with local businesses so expect to see tutorials related to this topic. I know many people also work with local clients so related tutorials will help many of you. Some tutorials on my list to do are: How to claim/verify and set up a local Google+ Listing Page. How to create and add local schema markup code. How to create/manage/find citations for local businesses.
I’ll also be creating reviews covering programs and software that I use to perform services for local businesses.
Final Note – Why did I create this blog post?
I’ve actually asked myself that question several times while writing this post. Well truth be told it’s mainly just for people who have visited the site in the past. I want them to know what direction I’m taking and what they/you can expect from me. Another reason is because it gives me a new post for when I switch over to the new layout. It will also encourage me to create content and push this post down.