Monday, March 17, 2014

BRB, Honestly!

Wow! This is the longest I've gone without posting since my blogging days began, but I happen to have a great excuse. (At least, I think it's a great excuse.) You see, a major overhaul of my poetry website is in the works, and I can't wait to take it out for a spin. The new site is guaranteed to make navigation a whole lot easier. What's more, it's built to optimize the website organically for search engine success.

I started in 2008 for one reason only: to create an online home for my poetry. I didn't know enough to find a savvy designer who would build the less visible aspects of the website well. My main focus was on cost, and I cared more about how the home page looked than how it performed. It never even occurred to me that there might be all kinds of considerations the friend-of-a-friend I worked with was either unaware of or didn't understand. (Yes, I was naive.)

As years went by, it dawned on me that the navigation was a bit clumsy and cumbersome. Even worse was the fact that my urls for specific poems didn't include category names to help Google locate them. I began to realize that some relatively simple adjustments would allow searchers to enter a topic and land on one of my poems with greater ease and frequency…an idea which greatly appealed to me!

With this in mind, I began the search for the right person to revamp my site, found that person, and here I am…happily awaiting the day when the site will go live. I hope my readers are happily awaiting the day, too, because I can't wait to share it with you.

In the meantime, I may be scarce around here for the next week or so, but know that I am thinking of you and looking forward to reconnecting on a more regular basis. Take care...and wish me luck, okay? (I may not be Irish, but I could use a little extra luck just now!)

And sure'n I'm after wishin' ye the same!!