It’s January 2022. It’s a new year and a new opportunity for improvement. Here are some things we’re doing to improve here on the blogs.
Over the next few months, we’re reworking and reorganizing the pages on our websites and the way we organize posts in the blogs. These changes should help us focus our material and develop our outward facing presence to improve communication and access to information. The specific changes will vary depending on which blog/site you’re viewing.
There are those who’ll ask, was the old stuff bad? Is there something you’re trying to hide? Nope, that’s not it. It’s just that I’ve learned a lot since we started all this (seven years ago) and it’s time to apply what I’ve learned and clear away some of the dead wood.
At Words Mean Stuff, we’re adding a new contributor. The blog has always been about learning, developing, and making good choices. This year we’ve got a professional teacher and instructional designer sharing some of the writing duties. She’ll be introducing herself in a couple of weeks.
One thing bringing in a new partner forces me to do is to up my planning game. I need to talk to her about what she’s putting up and when she’s doing it; that means I need to think farther ahead about the stuff I’m putting up. Working together, we’ll both improve our product.
Improving what we’re already doing
The section header says it all, dear reader. The point is to refocus and help us do what we’ve wanted to do, and to do it better. Sharing the things we’ve learned and discovered is important. Improving our skills is important. The changes this year are a way of doing that.
If you’ve found value in anything we’ve produced, stick around. Things are only going to get better.
That’s it for this one, dear reader. I’ve got a digital photography course calling my name (we’re improving our visuals too). It’s a new year and a new chance to learn and improve. Take the opportunity dear reader, share your successes if you like, and (or course) I’ll see you next post.