If you’ve been reading this blog for a bit, you may have noticed a theme change. Indeed it has changed (home page example) And here’s why.
I’ve been thinking.
Now, when I think this much it’s either a very good thing or a very dangerous thing (and yes, sometimes both). I’ve been doing a great deal of reading about launching author platforms and one of the best starting points is Michael Hyatt’s book – Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World I might add, he’s also doing a video seminar launch right now here which is quite good. The second video is dynamite and a good starting point to his work. The introductory stuff is free but there will be a marketing pitch at the end.
Note I use both of these as a writer but you could / should use them for any creative or small business enterprise to pick up some great ideas.
But here’s the thing. I’ve known about some of these steps (did them for the nursery lo these many years ago) but really never did them for my writing. That’s changed and I’m working my way through them all this time.
The focus of this blog changed this past week as I worked (and continue to work) through my goals and objectives for it. For example, it you look at the red box on the top of the page, it now says, “Helping You Map A Creative Life.” That’s the goal of this blog now. I note this is always what it was but now it’s clearly defined for both of us. And I changed the theme (how the blog looks) to reflect a bigger, whiter, more open look.
I get to share, explore and report on creative stuff and you decide whether it’s of any use to you in trying to lead your own creative life in your own way.
I’m also in the middle of redefining my gardening website objectives using the same process.
But now you know why it’s all changed and why.
p.s. for those who note it changed only a short while ago (yeah, it did) I have an excuse(s). For now though, I’m going with easier to read and reflecting the clearer content and expectations you might have for reading this.