So you know how I’ve been going blah blah blah about doing a blog redesign? Well, it’s finally happening.
Throughout this process I’ve written a couple blog posts and sent out some tweets asking for your input because I need constant positive reinforcement in my life.
You guys have been great. Your feedback encouraged me to move to WordPress and to not be such an f’ing pussy about this transition.
A few readers proposed the question, “Why change your blog at all? It’s the content that matters.”
I completely agree.
However, I’m changing the living shit out of this blog and here is why: I want to write more. I want to write about different topics. I want to write more than once a day. I want to write about what is going on in my life, what’s going on in pop culture, social media, non-profit, AND what’s going on in Austin or the World all in one day! I want to write about a cool new start-up venture I heard about in Austin or write about why I get constant charlie horses in my ass and why Nic Cage’s hair haunts my dreams all at once. I want to be able to interact better with my readers. Comment on comments. Because of this, I feel I’ve outgrown my Blogger template and Blogger in general.
Now that I’m taking the next step, I would love your feedback on a few other items.
First, this is what the new template is going to look like What do you think? Be honest. BE HONEST, DAMMIT!
Secondly, how would you feel if there was advertising on my blog? It would be tasteful advertising and pertinent to the feel of my blog. None of this “Lose Weight Now” crap with an animated fat lady shaking up and down in weight hanging out on my sidebar. I plan on only having a few advertisements and I promise they’d be stuff that’s interesting. Do I feel like a sell out for doing this? Abso-fucking-lutely, but a girl has gots to be smart. She’s gots to pay the bills, you know? If you read my post on Monday, you will understand why. I’m curious as to what your thoughts are on advertising and blogs. Do you think it’s selling out?
Thirdly, I hate asking people for money. I won’t borrow money for anyone. The VERY few times I have, I felt like super duper tool. With all that being said, I was thinking of setting up a Kickstarter page to fund the changes I need to make to my blog. The campaign would be for $300 in total. There would be perks for anyone who donated. I’m very hesitant to do this and I would like your feedback beforehand. I don’t expect any of you to donate to my blog. It would simply be something available if anyone felt so inclined to donate.
Yep, feel like a tool.