Lynne d Johnson

 

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11.04.11 01:51 PM

I Have Too Many Blogs And Only Need One

Here's my challenge. http://www.lynnedjohnson.com/diary is my home and where I've been blogging since 2001. I've had maybe 3 or 4 total design updates in that time, and went from HTML coding to Moveable Type. I love blogging at my home base, but my site's design is pretty old and limits me from much of what I want to do within my blog.

Because of this, I've launched a Tumblr Blog style.lynnedjohnson.com AKA Change Clothes, as an outlet for my fashion/style and lifestyle interests. I even launched a Posterous blog, that I called The Future of Media Edition, to post infographics, slideshows, and videos I found of interest in the emerging media space. And most recently, I launched a blogger blog, called Lynne d Johnson's Interim blog, well because I'm not doing much blogging here, but I'm posting a helluva lot of content to my main Google+ profile (yeah, I have more than one) and I was looking for a means to integrate what I was doing there into a blog. Plus, I discovered that that blog's aesthetic is kind of what I want this blog to now look and function like.

Of course I don't have the time or wherewithal to do CSS and HTML updates on this blog to keep it in MT or even to transition it to Wordpress or even the Blogger Blog I recently started. I'd most like to move the MT blog and Disqus comments all to WordPress in as minimalist a two-column design as possible. What I'm most looking to do is make this website look a lot more like my blogspot website, and I don't really care which platform its on at this point, as long as it enables me to create good content.

I have peoples who usually help me with this stuff. Like Donald Andrew Agaratt of AnziDesign, who helped me stop manual HTML blogging and move into MT. And then there's J Smith of mrjsmith, who helped me upgrade MT and move one of my photoshop and flash designs into MT templates. And Nadege Decastro usually does all of my graphics the famous animations and caricatures. And in my early HTML days, raschan helped me with some initial HTML and button graphics and the godfather of blogging, George (allaboutgeorge) Kelly, always gave me advice on blogging and led me to my first BlueRobot two-column layout that yes, I coded all by myself. These are all really awesome people to work with and I plan to continue working with them in some way.

But that doesn't mean I can't add even more people to the team, especially now as I'm transitioning into more of a consultant/freelancer role (see my Linkedin for more info on that development). I'm thinking my site may need a few more moving parts and a lot more work overall.

Whatever I do, I really hope I do it soon. I really miss blogging. And right now my future and livelihood depend on it. The more people see how I think the better they'll get to understand my passions and the work that I do.

So, do let me know if you have any ideas about what the future of my blog (and overall site) could become in the comments. I'm currently on MT 3.3 and using Disqus for comments. Not sure if I should stay on MT, move to WP, or even move to Blogger. And should I leave my comments in Disqus, use Facebook comments, or just use whichever blog platform I use?

A history of Lynne d Johnson home pages:


2001 - 2003


2004 - 2006


2006 - 2011

It's time for change y'all.

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