** If anyone is curious, according to Blogger's stats, this site usually receives around 1500 pageviews/day, or ~45,000/month.
THERE, I said it. I'm not referring to the header, which I still think is very cute. But the overall layout is just . . . 2000-and-late. Or whatever the kids are saying these days to mean dated*/tired/etc. It also doesn't look right on many browsers, a fact that I am aware of but have been studiously ignoring. I want a pretty blog that looks modern and clean and reflects the time that I put into it.
I have written multiple times about wanting to transfer all of my old posts to Wordpress and start anew. But from what I have read, that is tricky and I might lose all of your wonderful comments. So what I am thinking is . . .perhaps I will just start again! As in a new URL.
My previous concern about this was that OMG, my readership would go down.** But if I really dig into that thought . . .it's probably okay. If a given reader finds that changing the bookmark/feedly link is not worth it, then I'm okay with them moving on -- hey, it will help them in their journey towards a minimal reader that really fits their needs!
Upon some reflection, I believe I write this blog for the following reasons:
- Meaningful interactions with you all in the comments
- An outlet for my own creativity
- An outlet for processing my emotions
- To be able to look back and remember things and details and pieces of my life
Changing the URL and moving on is not going to impact any the above. I would leave this site up, continue to pay the $10/year fee for "theshubox.com" and just link to it as "archives". The $ I get from Blogher are not worth stressing over 'readership' and whether that might change.
Plus who knows . . .maybe with a prettier site I would be moved to write more, and then the #s might go up anyway.
Thoughts? Wordpress users, it makes sense to switch, right? New site name ideas? All welcome. And thank you for reading, I seriously cannot believe it's been 12 years . . .
* You know you're old when the expression you use to mean 'dated' is dated. Ahh well.
They do add up - to 3.3 million since 2010 and Blogger began tracking! Also apparently I've written 2725 posts. Which is . . . many.