Category Archives: Website Misc
I realize that I have not posted much in 2013, and I am sorry. But that is about to change. I have posted four articles (five counting this one) today alone and have some great articles in the works.
I decided that the site needed an update to feature the great content from the past and the exciting content to come. The new design is cleaner than all the previous designs. I spent weeks searching and beta testing themes trying to find one that featured the articles and was easy to read on a computer or mobile device. I think this layout (Pilcrow) works best on both platforms. I liked this theme because it reminds me of a newspaper with the articles being featured prominently on the page.
The Whole Earth Blog has been on the web for nearly three years, and I am looking forward to many more. I hope you will continue to read along.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 73,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
I am currently in the process of updating the theme of The Whole Earth Blog. The Current theme is not ideal and I think I have found one that works much better. I will update this post when the transformation is complete.
UPDATE: I have completed the update to the site. Just a little behind the scenes, I have a BETA version of The Whole Earth Blog that is private. I use the BETA site to test themes, widgets, headers, etc., but this time I did not test the theme enough. I was not happy with its flow, but I really like this new layout.
A positive note, I have my computer back (more about that tomorrow). I have some great posts planned for August, so stay tuned!
As my readers know, I try to post an article or two each week, but with my computer in the shop, I will not this week. I am working on some articles to post when I have my computer back, however.
In the meantime, enjoy The Whole Earth Blog’s archives and be sure to check out the causes I support.
Thank you for your understanding.
I realize that I have been absent for the past week, but I am in the process of moving. I thought I would take a break to post a quick update about the Blog itself. It was two years ago today that I began this blog. I began writing this blog to cover my graduate school experience, but I quickly realized that I would have to write about more than just graduate school if I wanted to attract readers. So, I expanded the blog’s content and changed its name in 2011. Today the blog covers a wide variety of topics including racing, technology, the automotive industry, history, and a variety of important causes. I wanted the blog to reflect my diverse interests, and I believe it has succeeded.
I thought that it might be interesting to discuss some of the numbers. Since the blog launched there have been over 48,000 hits, and the site now averages over 6,000 hits per month. In the last two years, I have written 249 posts, and have the posts divided into 27 categories. Earlier this month, The Whole Earth Blog was recognized by WordPress as one of the fastest growing blogs on they host. That was truly an honor.
As you may have noticed, The Whole Earth Blog has received a minor facelift, as I try to update the site once a year. With an updated header and a slightly modified layout, I am looking forward to what the next year brings, and I hope readers will continue to follow the blog as it continues to improve and grow. I will continue to cover the auto industry, technology, and support a variety of causes. I want to thank all my readers for making this this a successful year and I encourage readers to suggest topics or provide feedback by leaving comments on posts or by using the Contact page.