What I didn't realize was how weird it is to have someone discuss your blog. Melissa didn't just show my blog and say how awesome I am and move to the next blog. Oh no, she analyzed all the features on my blog. Here's where you can subscribe to Tina's blog. Here's where you can follow Tina's blog. Here's where you can see all the categories on Tina's blog. Here's the surname page on Tina's blog. Here's the archive on Tina's blog.
Looking at my blog and all the features of it on the big screen got me thinking.
- Why was my archive set up on a weekly basis? That was find back in the beginning when there wasn't much time elapsed on the blog. But it makes more sense to set the archive by month now.
- Should my categories by listed by frequency (as they are now) or in alphabetical order? Or in a cloud (even if Melissa isn't a fan)?
- When was the last time I updated my surnames page? And why haven't I set it up like on my husband's blog with the area where they lived?
So I went home from the class and did a little blog tweaking. Even the crasher learned something.
[It is also really fun to tweet while crashing a genealogy blog class. Then the presenter gets emails asking her what she's doing with other people's blogs.]