Since 2010 I have had one goal on this blog: to pass on the best tips, tools and tutorials I can find about blogging, websites, making money online, time management and social media. So far, so good. But it’s time for change.
There are a few things that aren’t ideal about this blogging thing. I’m on a quest to make them better. Here’s what I don’t like about my blog:
- Information can become irrelevant. Online publishing changes at an insanely rapid pace. Consequently, posts can become obsolete. For example, a while back “fan gates” were all the rage on Facebook, so I wrote a post about it. Now fan gates don’t even work on Facebook. Knowing that post is sitting in my archives sorta bugs me. I want to make sure the information contained here is updated and relevant, no matter where you enter my blog.
- Information gets lost. The majority of my posts are still relevant, but as we all know, the nature of blogging makes perfectly good posts get buried in the archives. I want to find a more effective way to keep those posts highlighted and easily accessible.
- Information gets unorganized. In many niches, categories and tags do a sufficient job of keeping things organized, but in this niche, where things change and build on each other, I think there’s a better way. I want to reorganize and restructure to make this a well-organized reference site so you can find what you need when you need it.
- Information can become narrow in scope. Keeping up with the online world is like drinking from a firehose. I could post multiple times a day and still not cover it all. Worthy-to-be-shared content is everywhere – on other social media sites and other blogs. I want to pass on as much as possible without causing information overload on the blog. I’ve come up with a solution I think will work.
What I’m doing
There are a few things in the works.
I’m getting a new, streamlined design (launching in a month or two). Done. I’m updating and reorganizing what’s already here. Ongoing.
- I’m revamping the main way I communicate with you (more below).
In short, online media is changing and I want to keep up.
What does this mean for you?
I will still post here. And I will keep the tips, tools and tutorials coming. However, most of my tips, tools and tutorials will now come via email.
This will allow me to share more tips in a more concise way to both new and seasoned bloggers. Trust me on this. If you don’t already get my emails and you want full access, you can sign up here. (Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time – no hard feelings!)
A sneak peek…
Don’t think of this new thing as a newsletter (sounds too stuffy). And it’s not just my posts in email form (I’m breaking away from this model). I’m calling it The Useletter. Tips you can use. Get it? Here are some of the things I’ve got lined up in the weeks to come:
- The photo resource I’ve been purposefully keeping secret from you because, well, you’ll see.
- A fantastic spreadsheet for those of you who want tons of marketing ideas for your book or ebook.
- Speaking of ebooks, the very simple but brilliant tip to make your Kindle ebook better.
- The interesting tidbit I came across about forms on your site and how you might get better interaction.
- Something to look for when you’re considering submitting a guest post on someone else’s blog.
- A handy tool to help you make sure you’re not breaking Facebook rules on your Page.
- The productivity tip I don’t think I’d have the guts to try.
- Plus, I’ll share the tweaks I’m making on my own stuff.
- And more. From across the internet. All in bite-size bits.
I think you’ll like it.