After using the Esquire theme for my blog, I decided a change was necessary. Esquire looked great, but I didn’t like everything down at the bottom as a footer. I had a look at a few themes, tried some on, and settled on ‘Pilcrow’ with its row of books. I have tags and other information on the side, yet things still look clean.
I also took the time to look at how-to videos at Word Press. I wanted to have a look at embedding videos to trouble shoot why my embedding doesn’t go as planned. I also had a look at scheduling to make better use of the function. (Tonight’s post on The Walking Dead benefited from the scheduling function.) There was one presentation about a blog making more than $15,000 from a post. It looked intriguing, but I decided to pass on it for the time being. I would love to make a living blogging and want to just get better as a writer before I think about getting paid. (Although if a gig fell into my lap that’s another story.)
I do feel blocked from time to time. I try to head off the frozen feeling, but committing ideas into a notebook. I can go back into the notebook and find some inspiration and off I go. It also helps to do some things as a word document thereby taking the pressure off producing. The whole point of blogging, for me at least, is have fun and inform. The last entry about free reference sites took a few revisions. I wanted to write in a clear manner and not give the impression everything I say is gospel. The bloggers profiled in the ‘Blog Spotlight’ are people writing about what they feel passionate about, not necessarily to make a whole load of cash. What is the old saying?
Do what you love and the rest will follow…