It was my birthday (back in March) that got me serious about reinventing my blog.
There's an old African proverb that says: When a man dies, a library burns to the ground. It got me thinking about how much knowledge old people have and how we kind of disregard them (until we need them).
I've had friends come over and marvel at how I did something--something so totally old fashioned it must've looked new and innovative to younger people. To me, it was nothing, but to them it was like I had opened their eyes.
I had begun to wonder if I wasn't like an old library. I have no children, so who was there to pass on my experience? I've done a little sharing here on this blog, particularly with my homesteading articles, but I wanted to do more.
Other times I had learned something all by myself, and again there was no one to share it with. That seems a sad fate for hard-won knowledge.
The details on how this blog will evolve are still a little nebulous. I know I'll be blogging a lot more often. Sometimes it'll be just bargains I'd found (including books). Other times it'll be real articles about DIY projects, saving money, gardening, or (gasp) even cooking.
There'll be more pictures. Eventually I might put out a call for guest bloggers if they have a good topic in one of the above subjects.
Regardless of whether I stay on Blogger or go to WordPress I'll cough up the money to have my own domain and web host. I want to do this as professionally as I can.
My (blog) voice will remain the same, so expect the same folksy anecdotes and occasional dog dramas. Who knows? I might even make Nana my mascot. She's always hamming for attention. Might as well put her to work.
None of this will happen until 2016, but I'd like to hit the ground running when I do.
Do you have any big plans for 2016? Is there any one thing you'd like to accomplish next year?
This is part two of a two-part post. Click here for part one.