Monday, March 17, 2014

BRB, Honestly!


Wow! This is the longest I've gone without posting since my blogging days began, but I happen to have a great excuse. (At least, I think it's a great excuse.) You see, a major overhaul of my poetry website is in the works, and I can't wait to take it out for a spin. The new site is guaranteed to make navigation a whole lot easier. What's more, it's built to optimize the website organically for search engine success.

I started susannoyesandersonpoems.com in 2008 for one reason only: to create an online home for my poetry. I didn't know enough to find a savvy designer who would build the less visible aspects of the website well. My main focus was on cost, and I cared more about how the home page looked than how it performed. It never even occurred to me that there might be all kinds of considerations the friend-of-a-friend I worked with was either unaware of or didn't understand. (Yes, I was naive.)

As years went by, it dawned on me that the navigation was a bit clumsy and cumbersome. Even worse was the fact that my urls for specific poems didn't include category names to help Google locate them. I began to realize that some relatively simple adjustments would allow searchers to enter a topic and land on one of my poems with greater ease and frequency…an idea which greatly appealed to me!

With this in mind, I began the search for the right person to revamp my site, found that person, and here I am…happily awaiting the day when the site will go live. I hope my readers are happily awaiting the day, too, because I can't wait to share it with you.

In the meantime, I may be scarce around here for the next week or so, but know that I am thinking of you and looking forward to reconnecting on a more regular basis. Take care...and wish me luck, okay? (I may not be Irish, but I could use a little extra luck just now!)

And sure'n I'm after wishin' ye the same!!


=)

20 comments:

yaya said...

Missed 'ya girlfriend! Good luck with your new site and have some Irish soda bread or something to celebrate the day!

BECKY said...

I've been missin' ya!! But it does sound like you have a purty good excuse! :)

Brian Miller said...

hey you...its good to see you...glad to hear your plans of an overhaul and cant wait to see what you come up with...

jen said...

Come back, Sue! We need you!

Janet Martin said...

wishin' ye' luck! I think I musy be at beginner stage on my blog after reading this...I didn't even know there are options!

Janet Martin said...

oops...must.

Gail said...

That sounds wonderful. Your poems are always so amazing I'm glad more will be able to read your work.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Sue I am really happy for you that you have found someone to help you create the site that you have been wishing for.
I can't wait to visit it so please let me know when you have it on line.
Things have gotten me down this winter so I have not been posting. I did manage to do one tonight.
Miss you
Love
Maggie

Stacy Crawford said...

Good luck Sue, I look forward to reading your new site.

Tima said...

Can't wait to see the new site!

LeAnn said...

I have missed your posts Sue, but your reason is a good one. I was a little concern that maybe your sweet mom wasn't doing well.
I will look forward to your new website for your poetry. I of course, think you are a fantastic poet.
Great Blessings and good luck on this adventure.
Hug!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Happy St. Pat's Day Sue!

Karen Sue said...

sounds like some fun and excitement!
I enjoy reading whatever and wherever you write!
Have a great time getting the ducks all lined up!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see your new look.

Cheryl said...

I'm looking forward to your relaunch!

Jenny said...

You don't need luck, girl!

You have mad talent!

Just stopping by to say HI!

Helena said...

I was away for four months during my treatment (got the all clear!) and was amazed that people actually missed me - especially Magpie Tales.


I'll be sure to visit after the revamping (or maybe before) especially the humorous poetry. We all know how much I enjoy that!

Hope that Irish luck paid off!

karen said...

I wondered where you were... Can't wait to take a look at your new site - how exciting! I'll be checking back.

Granny Sue said...

Sue, it sounds exciting! Can't wait to see it :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Rebuilding your Website is a big job! I look forward to seeing your new look!

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