Hi guys! OHC is officially over a year old! We celebrated one year of OHC goodness on the 1st of September. Hooray! The past year we have talked about so many things!
I’ve been blogging my daily eats.
I’ve been providing tips.
I’ve been writing food reviews.
I’ve started doing some other exercise and nutrition discussion.
And basically just talking about life in general.
This past year has been rewarding and challenging in so many different ways. In this year I have also made some discoveries and have come to some conclusions that I would like to share with you.
First up is the daily eats section. Daily eats is hard, yo! It’s not taking the pictures that’s hard, it’s dealing with those pictures and writing the post that is hard and time consuming. One thing you might have already noticed is that I’ve started posting once a day now, in the evenings, instead of two posts a day. Two posts a day was stressing me out. Sometimes I would be in the middle of something and I would have to stop in order to have the time to get my afternoon post up. It takes me at least a half an hour to write a daily eats post and that’s if I do it quickly. Most times it takes me much longer.
I personally have a hard time keeping up with blogs that post more than once a day. I have specific times that I can read and comment. It’s not everyday although I wish it could be. Just know that I’m still reading your blogs even if I haven’t commented in a while! Sometimes I don’t have anything to add to the conversation. Anyway, my point is, when I finally have a chance to sit down to read blogs and see that one blog might have 25 posts for me to catch up on, that becomes a little overwhelming. If it’s overwhelming for me, it’s possible that it’s overwhelming for others. Because of that and because sometimes it is hard for me to find the time in the afternoon to do a post, I’ve started doing daily eats posts once a day and writing an entry about the whole day as opposed to in parts.
I have also started posting mostly about my dinners because my breakfast and lunches are the same the majority of the time. I will be creating a OHC Fuel page discussing how I stuff mah face, feed and fuel this gorg bod I’m rockin’. When breakfast and lunch is different, I’ll share it. I will probably still talk about my smoothies in detail though since I love them and they are something that I consider to be unique. Omitting the breakfast and lunch portion of the daily eats will free up more time for me to talk about exercise or whatever topic I’m thinking about that day.
I’m also taking a more laid-back approach to posting. If for some reason, I can’t get to a post that day and it moves over to the next day, no big deal. I used to stress about this a lot and wonder if delaying posting was costing me readership. What I’ve realized is that people are either going to like my blog or not. If they like what I have to say and my style, then when I post is not a big deal. I’m still getting used to allowing myself the ability to put off a post until the next day but it has happened before and I’m okay with that.
And also, in regards to tips and reviews, I am still going to do these posts because I enjoy them a lot. However, if there is a week where I don’t get one up or maybe I don’t have anything lined up for that week, then it won’t go up or maybe I’ll talk about something else. This has happened a few times already and nothing catastrophic has resulted because of it. There are a lot of things I want to talk about and discuss but sometimes there isn’t enough days in the week to post everything! :p So you might see a tip and review that week or you may not, it might be replaced with something else. Cool?
And last but not least, OHC has a new look! If you’re using a reader, please click through and check me out. Everything is now on the front page for easier access and reading. I think with the style before people didn’t understand I had multiple sections and not everything was found on the front page. Hopefully this should make navigation easier. The design is still a work in progress and I’m working on additional tabs to provide more information about me and the website.
Here’s a screenshot of how the new design is supposed to look. Just an FYI, but the site is designed with Firefox and Safari in mind, so it will probably look different with Internet Explorer. If it looks seriously different, please give me a heads up so I know what to tell Scott. If you are seeing weird issues and are using Firefox or Safari, let me know what those are!
Hooray for 2010 and a brand new year at OHC!