I’m not a professional blogger. However, I have often wondered what it would be like. Today, I took some time to down size this blog considerably. After two years of blogging I was spread all over the place with twenty-five plus categories. Yes, twenty-five plus. This was way too many for an effective blog.
This blog was too fat, bloated, over-sized, etc, etc. For too long I have put off trimming the excess. This blog needed to lose weight. Blame it on the BlogX experience.
I needed to do something about it. What did I do? I simply went through the admin panel and deleted every category that wasn’t essential to the success of this blog’s service and influence. The result- seven core focus areas.
Here is the great seven….. lol.
Why eight? I did a brief research of John Saddington’s blog about categories. Yep, he wrote a post about it earlier this year. He suggests five to eight for an effective blog. The main reasons that stand out to me are focus and sustainability.
If I desire for my readership to grow these two can only happen with an intense focus on my writing areas.
So what happened to all the other posts. Well, they are sitting in the Uncategorized for now. Soon, those posts will have a home.
If anything looks different moving forward. This is a heads up.