Saturday, March 16, 2013

Jill Gets Serious

Readers!!  I need your help.

This blog has become my focus lately--I don't know if you've noticed.  It's 2:45 pm on a Saturday and I'm still in my pajamas, doing hours and hours of "Improve Your Blog" research.




I've started with this blog, in my writing career.  Chances are I'll write novels and poetry again too, but this seems to be where my heart lies at the moment.  I want to produce quality humor for the internet.

Quality.


That may or may not mean making some changes.

But I don't want to make them alone (and I'm not sure I can!).  This blog is for you guys as much as it is for me, and I want your input.  I want to know what YOU want to read about, and how you want to read it.


Here are the things I'm considering:

1. Changing the name.  The blog was originally supposed to be about jobs, hence "Jill of all Trades."  But does that fit anymore?  Is it really unique or dynamic enough to represent me and my style of writing and my sense of humor?  What names would fit better?  If I set up a poll, would you guys vote on a new name?

2. Switching from Blogger to my own privately hosted Wordpress site.  This can seriously improve your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as well as give you more control, more customization, and more uniqueness.  My address would also be something more like www.jillofalltrades.com and not, you know, www.samantha-jillofalltrades.blogspot.place.user.host.com. Yay for a sense of identity!

3. Switching up my layout a little.  Not changing my content--I think that's perfectly valuable as it is (although I do plan to add more of my own pictures!)--but maybe making individual pages with individual themes.  Like a Celebrities page, with all my posts about how much Fran Kranz rocks and Chris Daughtry sucks, and maybe a Projects page, and a Politics page, and a Polls and Quizzes page.  I dunno.  The possibilities are endless!


There are a number of other things I could do as well, and if you all have suggestions, PLEASE, make them.  But these are the main things I'm thinking about right now, and the main things I need your input on.

What do you think???



2 comments:

  1. First of all, I totally love the content of your blog - keep being you! :)
    Secondly, I do see your point about your blog title - your blog needs to evolve with you. I would definitely vote for a new name if you created a poll :)
    Thirdly, I love wordpress - I use it (quite badly but I like it)and it's awesome.
    As long as you don't stop blogging, I will support any of your choices!
    I am currently thinking up ideas for improving my blog too. I am definitely going to update my header design and start thinking harder about getting my name out there. Good luck!

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    1. SO helpful. You're the best! Thank you!

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