After almost 15 months blogging here, I am glad I can have a working system.
People who visit my website can see what kind of stuff I post here and decide whether they are going to stick around and come back later on or not.
I still have a vivid memory of times when I did not have enough posts to fill the home page of this site. Something happened as the result and I learned a lesson, the hard way.
Yes, I’m grateful to be where I am now. However, what you see on the ‘front-end’ is a result of all the works needed to be done on the ‘back-end’ of this site.
Things are more than just ‘meet the eye’.
Admittedly, things on the ‘back-end’ needed to catch up with the ones on the ‘front-end’. As you can see, a lot of things are included every time a blog is posted on this website. There is a main picture with all the codes to link it with the source on my Flickr. Sometimes a blog has more in it, e.g. a picture, a video or a slide show.
At some point in the past, I cringed every time I think about all the things I have to do just to post a blog. I do believe there is a better way of doing things so I sat down and made a to-do list. I’ve tried to improve the entire system ever since. I started by making some templates for the codes needed on each category of blogs I have here.
Then I re-organized all the picture titles so they can be searched easily. I also spent some times organizing the tags used on this site. I used to not have any tags on my blogs because I knew it would be another headache trying to set them up. I did it anyway and now people can see what I’ve been writing about by reading my tag clouds.
Things got a lot easier after doing all that. However, the ‘back-end’ parts e.g. the plug-ins, the unused widgets, the draft posts, the themes and the extra pages were still in one helluva mess. Last week, I decided that just because nobody can see them, it doesn’t mean I don’t have to deal with them. So I spent another moment cleaning them.
After all these months, I’m glad that I can finally say: DONE.
It is easier to breathe when things are in sync, am I right?