Weekly Words: 6th January 2018

Welcome to the first post that I’ve actually written in 2018!

You may have noticed that I have made some changes on the blog. First of all, and most noticeable, is that I have changed the url from katemossforpresident.wordpress.com to evegardiner.com. I figured that instead of just paying for a url and not using it, I should make the switch to something a little more permanent and polished than a regular WordPress domain. Thus, evegardiner.com was born.

Since I am now self-hosted, I have a lot more options in terms of customizing the site and I plan to utilize these extra options available to me over the next few weeks when I’m going to work on making some changes. It is taking me forever and a day to work out how to do this because my coding skills have definitely dropped off in the past few years, but I am hoping that by the end of January things look a little cleaner. I have already added a new about and contact page, plus changed the theme so feel free to check that out if you’re interested.

Some other things that I want to do are:
Make a consistent posting schedule. Currently, I post on Wednesdays & Saturdays. I think that works for me in terms of how much content I can produce (that I’m actually happy to post) and keeps things fresh. On Saturdays, it will be a weekly words post just like the regular ones (featuring news from the week, sort of like a newsletter almost) but I am currently in the process of thinking of a new name for the series. I will add a new category for the site once I rename it. The mid-week post will be a longer post most likely, but may be image-heavy if there is an editorial that I’d like to feature. Also, as I’ve done for the past couple of years, I will continue to post a fashion flashback on the 1st of the month (even if that clashes with another post).

Revamp the categories and make them less specific. A lot of my posts fall under the same category and some categories are under-utilized. I think it would be better if I kept things broader and cross-tagged posts so they fall into multiple places.

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and are feeling positive about the year ahead! I am excited to see what 2018 brings.

Eve Gardiner is the founder and content creator behind evegardiner.com

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