I need some advice from my fellow bloggers.
I have been thinking for a few months now about revamping my blog. When I started this little endeavor a little over a year ago, I was eager to get started so I just selected a random theme and all the defaults. After all, I didn’t want to waste precious time figuring out what all those settings were for. Anyway, WP assured me that I could change everything later on.
So I just jumped in with both feet and got busy writing blog posts. I wasn’t exactly sure how tags worked, so I sprinkled them liberally over everything I wrote. I got lazy with my categories and so 95% of everything I’ve written is in one category. My posts were all over the place, with no real common theme.
But a year has gone by. I have a couple hundred blog posts under my belt. I’ve developed something of a “voice” or theme. And now I look back over my blog and it is like looking into a messy basement with everything piled up haphazardly, some of it damp, some of it moldy, all of it completely disorganized.
So, I’d like to spruce up my site a little and do a little house cleaning. For instance, I’d like to pick a different theme (i.e. layout). I’d like to re-categorize some posts. I’d like things to just be a little … well … cleaner. Mostly, I’d like it to be a lot easier to find things for people who visit my site.
Have any of you done a “do-over” on your blogs? How painful was it? Are there any lessons you learned that you’d like to pass along? Are there any good how-to articles or YouTube videos out there that might help?
Thanks in advance!