Last spring I wanted to do something new on my blog. So I had a Timeline added to it. That was a history of my important blogs to give new people who come to my blog a sense of where I started and how I got to where I am now.
It went live around May and I went back to my first blog post and started going through each post and picking out the important ones. I tried to look at it as if I were curating and exhibit, but it was daunting.
First because I really don’t like looking back. It brings up a lot of old stuff that I’d rather leave behind. And second because I have over 2500 blog posts. I got through the first year then gave up. I kept meaning to go back to it, but I just couldn’t get myself to do it.
So last month I decided I was going to make the effort and get my Timeline up to date. I began where I left off, got through 2011… and then there were technical problems. The old posts weren’t going up on the Timeline and after working with the people at Mannix, (they’re my web designers) I realized it was just too cumbersome and it wasn’t working for me.
But at the same time all of this was going bad I got the idea that I’d like to have my latest video up on the side of my website.
The people at Mannix got right to it and now a few days later you can see my latest video beneath my Blog Roll.
(I put a new one up this morning called “Slow and Steady, Bedlam Farm Animals on the Move”)
Then I thought it would be better in the blank space where my Google ads used to be. (I had some problems with those over a year ago that I didn’t know how to resolve. After a while I just got used to seeing that blank space and forgot about them). But, instead, Jamie from Mannix looked into the ad problem and this morning they’re back. And so far they seem better than the adds I used to have. (the first ones I saw was for the MOMA gift shop and Zulily)
I still want to move my video up between my archives and blogroll. Closer to the top of the site. Then I think the changes to my blog will be complete for a while.
And, I’ll be able to make some extra money on the ads because every time someone clicks on them, I get something (I honestly have no idea how much a few cents I think) and it does add up.
I’m pretty excited about the changes. If you care to, let me know what you think.