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Preparing for an All-New Blog! October 26, 2006

Posted by LearningNerd in Personal.
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Guess what I did today? I registered a domain name! Yes, folks, learningnerd.com is now mine! :D I always figured I’d use my own domain eventually, so why not now?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my goals for this blog and whatever future projects I may delve into, and I’ve come to the conclusion that my current setup just won’t cut it. Using one blog to cover every topic that exists is just plain impractical; it’ll only become more and more difficult to keep organized! The many unrelated topics won’t help my search engine rankings, either.

The more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that I should just hop on the niche-blog bandwagon. But that doesn’t mean I can’t blog about all of my many interests — no, far from it! Here’s what I’m thinking: one niche blog for every project. Why didn’t I just do that before? Well, I considered it, but I wasn’t ready to start a few blogs at once. Now that I’m more comfortable with the whole blogging thing, I’m ready to get serious.

So, while I figure out how I’m going to set up the new site, I’ll be blogging about the process here. Unfortunately, I’ll probably have to put my other projects on hold. That’s OK, though! To be honest, I’m not happy with the way I’ve been learning everything so far. Instead of starting with the very basics and working my way up, I’m thinking I should just start at the top and learn stuff as I go along. It’ll keep things interesting.

But more on all of this later. I feel like rambling, so I’m going to force myself to wait until I can sort through my thoughts and explain them coherently — probably tomorrow.

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1. Chris - October 27, 2006

Hey, Congrats Liz!
What are you using for server space?
I really want to get my own, but I am afraid the domain name expense isnt in the budget, and the wife might disembowel me.

As far as working from the bottom up on topics, why not change it around to something like a specific goal-oriented strategy? For example the challenge of how to use Roman Numerals in math? Just attacking that one relatively difficult goal should help you learn other important things on the periphery as well.

2. LearningNerd - October 27, 2006

Yeah, I think a goal-oriented approach like that would work well for me. Thanks for the input! :) And I don’t know what web hosting company I’m going to go with yet. I just registered the domain and nothing else. You can get some pretty cheap deals out there, like around $8 a year for a domain name. Web hosting is another story, though! I’m going to do some more research on that soon.

3. alojamento web - March 1, 2007

Congrats Liz, I love your blog I’m very similar to you try as I try to learn as much as is humanly possible in my free time too. I try to read a new book a week on the subjects that interest me but their is just sooo many new things to learn, Its not easy :D


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