Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Back when Alex and I started Old Town Home on April 22, 2011, we made a pact to go all out. (Not shocking really, as our general renovation mantra tends to be "go big or go home.") We agreed that if we were going to start a blog that we would post new content every single day, Monday through Friday. More than anything, this was a personal challenge to see if we could do it, but we both had doubts as to the overall feasibility. Shockingly enough, we've made it! Now, with nearly a full calendar year of posts, we have a fair amount of content to shuffle through. Since 99.9% of you haven't been following us since Old Town Home's inception (thanks to family and friends who have), we're going to prove to you that we haven't missed a weekday through the use of a new blog feature.
Alex, in his true nerdy computer developer-ness, recently added a cool Calendar View of Posts feature to the site. This new feature allows you, in a calendar view, to take a look at the name of the post(s) published on any given day since last April.
You can get to it at any time by clicking on the "Calendar View of Posts" button in the right bar of the blog.
If you see a post title you're interested in, just click on the item and it will give you a brief preview and thumbnail of the post. Then, if you decide you want to read the whole post, just click on the title in the popup and you'll be taken to the whole thing. Pretty cool, eh?
Our hope is that between this new calendar view and our existing site search, finding past posts or locating posts of interest will be even easier. You can find the search in the upper right area on every page.
We also have plans to improve the visibility of the search feature at some point in the near future. Then again, we also have plans to finish our master bathroom at some point in the near future too. :-)
Although it's not always as "exciting" as demolition or a great before and after, we are continuously striving to make OldTownHome.com a better blog. From improved page load speed to site navigation and search, we want to ensure that your visit is a fun and friendly one (and not like an unexpected visit from a guest, when they announce your housekeeping skills are lackluster and your cooking leaves a lot to be desired).
Phew! What a year it's been! As we come up on our one year blogiversary, I've been reflecting back on the last year and what a roller coaster ride it's been. I'm not gonna lie. The "one post per day" commitment has often been a decision I've regretted as I come home from a long day at the office, feel under the weather, or just simply need a break. But unlike many bloggers, I'm lucky to have a partner in crime that can pick up the slack on my off days, and offer a kick in the pants encouragement when my motivation dips. But most of all, hearing from other DIY and design enthusiasts has made this process so rewarding! So thank you for all of your comments, feedback, and encouragement along the way!