Welcome to the first edition of Extreme Makeover: Blog Edition . Okay okay okay….perhaps the blog makeover was not that extreme, but I could not resist the title. Thank you for all your kind words, shares, and help as I moved from this:
A couple months ago (how was December already 2 months ago?!) I shared my 2015 blogging goals:
1. Self-Hosting – Complete
I purchased my domain in January and went with Bluehost (thanks to Courtney’s blogger tip Tuesday posts/some email advice). Unfortunately the domain Run Jenny Run was already taken…..more on that in a post next week.
2. Aesthetic Facelift – Work in Progress
You may have noticed the following:
- New Header
- Search Bars
- Easier Comment System
- More Mobile Friendly
- New Sidebar and Picture
- Categories / Recent Posts
- Social Media Sharing Tools
3. Email Subscription Option -Not Started
4. Header Updates – Work in Progress
New menu buttons have been added (Marathon Training, 50 States and Reviews), but those pages are still under construction.
5. Content Cleanup – Work in Progress
I tweaked my About Me Page, but that still needs some work. This particular goal is very tedious and will take me awhile. I will be updating content, pictures, and links (in page links will need to be changed from the Tumblr URL to the WordPress URL).
Over the next couple of Wednesdays I am going to share my planning process, how I transitioned from Tumblr to WordPress (including tools), checklists, and lessons learned.
How often do you “freshen” up your blog?
For those with WordPress – any favorite plugins?