@Postaday 200; #postaday2011.
Yesterday I visited Lionel Houde’s Website, ObscureWriter.com. I don’t know how he got on my radar, but it’s possible that it was a Twitter link. Lionel had posted an entry called “Charlie Nitric: Hi-Octane, No-Methane writing for Men (and Women)“. I was intrigued. Why was (and Women) in parentheses? And who could be more obscure a writer than me?
After reading Lionel’s piece of Charlie, I responded:
“I’m obscure, too! Mahalo for sharing Charlie’s blog with us.”
I didn’t expect to hear from Lionel, but I did. Lionel highlights upcoming and established writers on his blog. By that I mean he’s busy. He’s quite prolific and many writers have been featured on his site. Lionel told me he visited lavagal.net and gave me his honest observation with which I completely agree:
Obviously, lavagal.net is a blog with a lot of junk in the trunk, a big-ass mother lode of my heart, soul, text, and photos. My home page is like every entry ever written, more than 360. At the beginning of the year I set up a new page for 2011 entries, but it was stagnant and I couldn’t seem to figure out how to get my latest entries on it and to have it sticky out front.
- Not run entire entries on front page (Actually figured out how to do this yesterday with the html code to add a jump.
- Use “pages” more actively for posts and to fan traffic into my site.
- Archive entries by months (Starting to do this, but it will take a while to take care of nearly three years’ worth of entries).
- Break up the home page to give it more of a magazine feel.
- Get lots of readers.
- Be discovered, make lots of money (I always think if you don’t say that you won’t).
- Figure out why paragraph spacing stops working correctly part way through entries.