Well it’s been six months since I have started thing blog.  The original goal was to use this as a ‘short sketches’ of what I wanted to write in the book.  My thoughts were that I would do research into a topic, post about what I read, and then explore the topic in more detail in the book version.   The book has now morphed into what I’m considering a ‘writing project’ because I don’t know if this blog will eventually be the end product or what form the book will take.   

some things have gone well..

  • I’m sticking to my goal of three posts per week.
  • I’ve had some very good blog posts.  
  • Many of the posts are fairly meaty.  
  • I’m really finding my stride when it comes to writing style of posts.

There are some areas for improvement.

  • The house move really knocked me off my game in the long form writing department and I seriously under estimated how long the ‘settling in’ process will take.  Hint: moving a family into a new house takes YEARS.  
  • Because I haven’t done the book research there is less research based posts as I would like.
  • Their are very very very few readers of this blog.
  • I have rarely used any sort of categorizing.
  • I’ve got quite a few twitter followers but I think they are just using my twitter (@pelusopresents) as a way to beef up their own numbers.  I should get a spike in readership every time I make a post, but that rarely happens.  

I’m thinking about the future.

  • I really need to redesign the blog to allow for better discovery of my different categories. I would really like the categories to align with the book.
  • Next year i’m going to enhance and repost several of my blog posts from this year, hopefully with more fleshed out information and / or better media.. i.e. videos, photos, etc.. .
  • I’m going to redesign the blog so that email registration can happen with much less friction.
  • I need to find someone who is good at wordpress and webdesign.

We got the party started.. but there isn’t too many people in the building.. I’ve got a year to change that.  

Posted by Mike Peluso

Mike Peluso writes about the collision between between the business / professional world and life. He also writes about the journey involved with the Peluso Presents efforts including the Blog, Books, and Podcast so that others may benefit from his efforts. From Mike: I spend hundreds of hours working on these articles every year with no compensation other than support I get through donations. You can support with a tip and by Subscribing to the Podcast (and writing a review on iTunes would be really appreciated as well!) One time tips: www.paypal.me/pelusopresents https://venmo.com/pelusopresents

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