For the past week I've been choosing new color schemes, deleting old blog posts, making new tabs, adding new features, and adjusting HTML code.
It was time.
Before today, I had not made any major adjustments to my blog since I started blogging, and if you've been following along since the early days, you may remember that technology and me haven't always gotten along.
Here's a chart to help you understand my original blogging ignorance:
1. Decide to start a blog.
2. Choose a blog host (usually blogger or wordpress).
3. Choose a blog name and design.
4. Start writing.
5. Start sharing blog on social media.
1. Decide to start a website. (I didn't know blogging was a thing.)
2. "What is a blog host?"
3. "I'll call myself Miss Nutralicious!" Oh wait, my BLOG was supposed to have a name?
4. Draw unnecessary clip art to prepare for blogging. (See above "stick person.jpg" and "Miss Nutralicious in a blue shirt.jpg".)
5. "Um...social media? Is that like, cable television?"
Basically, I've come a long way since I started blogging. When I first started my blog I had NO IDEA what I was doing. Now, I understand 3.89% of blogging.
Stuck in a (Health) Rut
Then I started writing.
I quickly realized that I didn't want to write about health all of the time. Maybe you realized this? I mean, in the past month I have written posts about traveling to Oregon, and the time I purchased a jockstrap for my brother; not exactly "health" related topics.
I will always write about the things that I want to write about (and yes, health will occasionally still be one of those things), but I don't want to solely advertise my blog as a health blog. It's just not fair for someone searching for a potato recipe to stumble upon a post about the time I got so angry I planted a potato.
To help with the confusion, I have created some new features on the Miss Nutralicious Blog.
"Talk Story" is a pidgin phrase used in Hawaii. Loosely translated, it means "informal storytelling". (Learn more about talk story here.)
Here is my interpretation of the phrase:
Slightly more structured than shooting the breeze.
Slightly less structured than storytelling.
Possible synonym: Sophisticated jibber-jabber
In the talk story section I will share real life stories. In turn, you will have the opportunity to share feedback, related experiences, and stories of your own. I can't "talk story" without reader interaction.
I was extremely jealous of Dear Abby and Miss Manners. They were being PAID to share their advice, and their advice wasn't even that great! I wanted to take over their jobs.
I have a lot of real life experience.
My advice is better.
I am wittier than Dear Abby and Miss Manners combined.
I can solve your problems.
For a limited time only, I will now be offering up my advice for free.
I recommend taking advantage of this deal while it lasts.
New Tabs, Buttons, and Widgits!
(Yes, I figured out how to add a widget. I am a genius!)