Some time has passed since I first began using wordpress to digitally document my various ramblings. Though I initially feared the rigors of managing, posting, commenting, and updating my blog would grow tiresome, my current impressions of monitoring this platform are very positive. Using technology vis-a-vis blogging as a means of connecting myself with family / friends / people has been an interest of mine for some time now. Additionally, a blog is a way for me to share my various learning’s and professional points of interests with potential clients, colleagues, and constituents in a creative and accessible way.
But as much as I like the current state of farrisbulen.wordpress.com, I still feel there is untapped potential sitting latent in the trenches of html on my site. I have expressed an interest in updating my blog in the following ways:
Changing layout / design to incorporate more of my design interest and style – This would also require the additional hidden cost of taking the time needed to learn css, php, and other interweb garbaly gook. Luckily, I have a very smart girlfriend who’s got a handle on a majority of these web related systems.
Purchasing the domain of farrisbulen.com – This would also increase functionality and flexibility allowing for more storage and private email space through the use of a web hosting company. http://www.totalchoice.com is the company K uses, and seems to be satisfied with the service. Hosting is also needed in order for me to customize my blog design interface.
Seeking ways to increase readership and traffic to farrisbulen.com – I would continue to express myself in various ways through my content i.e., video, music, and text, but I would not want my content to loose its current tone and simple style. I’ll leave that kind of pop culture bashing up to the crunktasticals and bossips of the blogoshpere.