…remember when I shared with you right after New Year’s that I could sense 2012 was going to be a year of change for me?
Starting with my mother getting ill, and then experimenting with advertising on this blog, and then changes at work, this year has started out with A LOT of change.
But that’s okay, because I had a feeling it was going to happen. I could sense both an inner and outer shift getting ready to occur.
And honestly, I feel open to it.
I feel ready to stretch myself - and in many directions – creatively, educationally, emotionally, and spiritually.
This is going to be a year of learning and expanding.
Some of it will test my faith, no doubt, but that’s where trust comes in.
I’ve always been one to follow my intuition, knowing that it is the guiding force which navigates where my life is meant to go, and the steps I’m supposed to take in getting there.
Which brings me to my first point of this post.
I’ve decided to make a HUGE change on Vent because I’m tired of blogging on THREE blogs, sharing all my varied interests. So, I’ve made a choice to consolidate my interests into ONE blog with 4-5 categories; allowing you guys to choose whatever you wish to read and comment on. Like a smorgasbord!
Some of the categories I’m thinking of are: my usual commentary, photography, product reviews and advice, interviews, and my You Tube videos.
I would also like to start using this blog to help promote other bloggers and entrepreneurs; talents that I would like to highlight.
Also, I will be making a HUGE graphic design change on Vent. I found an AWESOME template that requires MAJOR customizing. A lot of HTML code needs to be customized to make a very special feature that’s on this new blog, work. However, this new template does not accommodate Bloggers Template Design Feature, so if I want to add or change anything, I have to do it solely through HTML.
You’re gonna LOVE this new design because it’s bright, cheerful, inviting, and easy to navigate. It's FUN. The second I saw it, I knew I wanted to use it. However, I had to try it out on my practice blog first, to see if it worked properly before I committed. The only thing I haven’t tested it for is to see if it works with DISQUS. And if it doesn’t, I can’t use it because I WILL NOT give up my Disqus. But I’m pretty sure it will work.
Which brings me to my second point of this post.
I will be taking this whole week off from posting and blogging because I’ll need the time to focus on making this change happen. I have a great deal of prep work to do to get it ready.
Once I get the blog up and running next Monday, I will then slowly start moving some of the posts from my other two blogs over to this one. I may even start doing that this week, so if you see me publishing posts on your readers, just know that I’m merely transferring and republishing posts to this blog.
I was initially going to make this change in June, but since I will be going to Florida this summer to spend time with my mother and brother, I wanted to get this new blog design going, so I could get use to working with it.
I have always believed that a blog takes on a life of its own; moving the author to where the blog wants to go.
A blog can’t stand still. It has to morph.
Because a blog is like life.
It moves forward.
You just have to go with it. And take a chance.
Have a WONDERFUL week you guys! And know that I will be missing you VERY, VERY much. But I’m also VERY, VERY excited to unveil this new change to you on Monday. And just to let you know, towards the end of this week, you may see graphic changes happening before I officially launch it.
See you in 7 days everyone!
I share Peace, Love, and Sunflowers.....
Update on my mother: I wanted to let you know that my wild and crazy mother is still doing very well. She’s strong and positive, and will be starting her chemo treatment soon. So thank you for all your prayers, good thoughts, and love. It’s working….x
Ron Monday, April 9, 2012
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