… And in with the new, as the saying goes. Seems kinda apt for some of the changes coming this way in 2011, at least as far as this blog is concerned.
In the next few days, I’ll be putting the new design live on here. Built from the core WordPress platform, it’s the first time I haven’t used any premium theme framework and instead gone for a custom design. The makeover is being handled by Lisa Kalandjian of SceneStealer Graphics in L.A., and having seen what she’s done in the development area, I’m really excited to unleash it, so to speak.
The new design is just part of the makeover, though.
A couple of months ago, I launched For Bloggers By Bloggers as part of Bonsai Interactive Marketing’s online projects. The aim – to (hopefully) offer some of the best blogging tips around for bloggers of all shapes and sizes. Since launch, the site has continued to grow – from subscribers to unique visitors and Alexa ranking. That’s in no small part to the awesome bloggers that have been kind enough to join me and make up our core author team.
Because of the focus of For Bloggers By Bloggers, it means that any blogging-related posts will be appearing on there from now on. I’ll still cross-post the odd one or two here, but For Bloggers By Bloggers will see them first. If you’re interested in learning more about growing your blog and everything around it, feel free to check us out.
There are some more collaborative projects on the way from Bonsai Interactive, one of which we’re really excited to bring you, especially with the people that we have involved in it. My business partner Troy Claus will be heading this project up, and we’re looking to launch it in early 2011 – if you’re a small business owner, it promises to be something you’ll definitely want to keep your eyes open for.
As for this blog, I’ll be concentrating more on you – your use of social media, how you can use it in your marketing, your customer service, your employee culture and more. But at the same time, it won’t use the term “social media” all that much – it’s simply a toolset and/or mindset, depending on your take, and as such we’ll talk about the tools and the mindset needed around them. Think organizational development and you’ll get the idea.
Then there’s also a little thing called 12for12k relaunching and producing a global charity event for the latter half of next year…
I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog so far. It’s been a great experience getting to know you and reading your viewpoints in the comments. You’ve made me think about some of my points of view, and how we can all work together to both ask and answer questions.
I hope you’ll continue to do so in 2011, and feel free to use the subscribe options in the right sidebar to keep up-to-date with everything that’s happening next year and beyond.