You don’t know what you don’t know, until you know it.
Such is the case regarding the technology behind our struggling blog. There are basic things I don’t understand, simply because I didn’t know they existed. These things – that I don’t know – are hindering our progress and reach. We’re on a mission to change that – and in the process, we’ll be updating our blog.
After two years of self-teaching and picking up tips here and there along the way, we’ve decided it is high time we take our blog a little more seriously. And, there’s no time like the present. We are currently in the Netherlands, house (and pet!) sitting for 10 weeks. It is the ideal time to temporarily shift our focus from writing posts to the actual running of our blog.
Instead of our usual tinkering around and fumbling through the random advice we find online, we’ve enrolled in a blogging course specific to travel bloggers. Within the next month I will be diving into the back end of our site in order to make it more user friendly, professional and, well, prettier up front.
Not only are we seeking a new layout and logo, we are also working to clean up the parts of the blog that aren’t visible. I won’t bore you with the specifics of technical jargon, but I can only attest to the fact that a lot more goes into a successful blog than just prose and pictures.
After only the first few lessons, I have more questions than I have answers. Hopefully, that will be a short-lived trend. Either way, I will no longer be able to be blissfully unaware of the interworking of the blogosphere.
While ‘school’ is in session, we will continue to post new content, just not as much as we usually do. We will still be sharing photos and short stories on social media, so you can stay tuned to our adventures there. (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook)
Before we start updating our blog, we’d like to hear from you regarding what you like and what you think needs improvement. We appreciate honest feedback, so if you have a minute, would you please complete our survey below? Don’t forget to click submit at the end! Thanks!