Just have a couple of random questions.
1. What are peoples thoughts on me changing this whole thing from a blog to a website? Pro’s and Con’s anyone? I’m not much fussed either way but people who just turn up here or who are actually looking for something in particular seemed to be fussed about it because I get their emails mentioning stuff they missed or didn’t see or only just found. The blog is brutal for actually trying to find anything and that is mainly my fault because of the post titles and that I don’t use post labels and that sort of thing. So tell me what you think or what you think would be a good way forward.
2. I was talking to Fergus Connelly the other day…he’s just like me only smarter and more informative. He’s currently working as the ‘Mr Spock’ of the Welsh Rugby Union and he was saying that he thought I really should integrate some sort of forum with the blog where people can ask questions and generally waste their time when they should be working or doing something constructive? I was thinking about this as well with regard to the upcoming seminar. I am going to video the whole thing…mainly so I can for want of a better word ‘analyse’ it afterwards. See what works really well and what didn’t and what I need to make clearer and what I can brush over. This first seminar is really going to be a pilot seminar as it’ll be the first time that I’ve used the format I’m planning. What I am thinking about doing though is finding some way to post bits and pieces of future seminars as an ‘opener’ for discussion on the subject. So people can ask specific questions and get specific answers. I also want to create a training resource. I want to document my work process so people can take pot shots at me and rubbish me both on my own forums and on others…I like giving people something to talk about.
3. I’m also wondering if anyone has any suggestions regarding other gadgets or features that they’ve seen or like on other better blogs than this one that they read or have seen that I could possibly rob or add to this less than spectacular blog to make it seem like it was better when new people first come here…I mean before they actually read what’s here and discover there is much less to it than they thought originally when they first find this site?
So give me your thoughts and or suggestions on this topic or others? What do you think I should do with the blog? How do you think I could improve it? I mean bedsides getting someone else to write it.