Hello New Domain! So many plans!

If you’re new, welcome! If you’re returning from before, thank you for your patience while I was gone. I haven’t posted since May.

What’s happened since then?

  • Summertime camping with no internet – sometimes you just need to get away and unplug.
  • Awesome things at work – exciting things also take time to create.
  • House remodels – can really take up spare time!
  • Speaking three times at two conferences – one presentation on using both video AND words at the WritersUA Tech Comm conference at University of Washington, Tacoma, and a half-day workshop on storytelling in technical writing and a presentation on emotive analytics and affective processing at LavaCon in Las Vegas, NV. So much fun and so much work!

So, what’s happening now?

  • I finally decided to go out and buy my own domain: www.technicallyeclectic.com  No more www.technicallyeclectic.wordpress.org free name URL. I’m going professional!
  • Thanks to courses on Lynda, I’m learning even more about WordPress and migrated my posts from the old site to here.
Credit: NASA and WikiImages
Credit: NASA and WikiImages

What does the future hold?

There’s too much to mention, so here are some of the more immediate ones:

  • Have a design party with myself and come up with some basic branding elements. I need to pick a color palette and a theme so that I can have cohesive design for all my posts. And an icon with a favicon. I like HostGator but it’s not my brand.
  • Once I have my basic brand, I can start focusing on sharing (Pinterest, Twitter) and and growing the blog. I am so excited to start analytics! And sharing my goals and growth. And learning. It’s amazing how I can know so much and so little at the same time.
  • I also want to create a taxonomy for my site, and post the taxonomy and brand so that other people creating blogs can see what I’m doing. So many blogs about how to create blogs don’t include those things, especially taxonomies. That’s the librarian coming out in me.
  • Create posts about fun things I discovered preparing for my three October conference sessions. I have months worth of posts in my brain just waiting to be written based on what people are asking and want to know.
  • Post my notes for the Society for Technical Communication (STC) Foundations test online to help other people as well.

How are you doing? Hope you had a good summer and are doing well this fall starting into the holiday season.