I’ve never been happy with the way my blog performs, or looks, and unfortunately I spend too much time tweaking things and even creating completely new ones! This is time I should be spending doing other things, or you know, actually writing things to publish on my blog.
If there is a sentiment I can relate to with every fiber of my being, it is this. For years I have tinkered with the themes, hosting platforms, logos, even the names of my blog. I have never been consistent with anything on my blog for more than a few months.
I think it has something to do with the fact that when I first started getting into online publishing was when MySpace was still a thing. It had an interesting aspect of it where you can edit the html of your page and I think I did that at least twice a week for a couple of years. I wanted to see what kinds of things I can make with it. There were even blogs and websites offering MySpace builders for people not familiar with HTML to build what they wanted with a live preview of what their theme would look like. If it weren’t for MySpace and these websites I would never have learned basic HTML and have it spark an interest in coding for me. But all good things come to an end, and MySpace went belly up with the rise of Facebook.
Once MySpace went away I then started doing the same tinkering and tweaking to my own websites. It’s been a vicious cycle ever since.
If I’m being totally honest I just moved Rocket Panda over to micro.blog and I am very happy with it, but for some unknown reason I started looking into what Squarespace is offering now as well. I have no idea why that was something I was considering it, but I think it is a great example of how I tinker and makes changes all the time when I don’t need to.
I want to say that I am done messing with my site for a significant amount of time but I don’t want to make a promise I can’t keep.