In recent days I’ve been thinking about this blog a lot. I really want to clean enderra.com up a little. I’ve identified three issues that I think I need to handle:
- Layout is too messy
- Worlds section needs cleanup
- Topics covered
I think layout and the world section are fairly straight forward, but let me explain #3 a little.
Enderra.com was originally just a small site about my RPG stuff. I eventually extended it and, in ’08, made it into my main worldbuilding site. I think that move was okay, but now that I am beginning to actually have some settings that I can cover in greater detail, I wonder if one general blog is such a good idea.
Instead, I imagine one generic worldbuilding-and-sundries blog and then one blog per setting. At first, that would be a blog about the science fiction setting.
Alternatively, it may make sense to keep all blog posts here – since they are usually about design as much as they are about what is actually being designed – and then just have a dedicated and more static site for each setting, which could also link back here for posts that cover the setting.
What would you guys prefer? I’d really like your feedback – after all, this blog is for you as much as it is for myself.
I wasn’t really happy with Elbee-Elgee. It’s a nice theme, but the actual text layout was just messed up – and far too much effort to fix. So I’ve switched to yet another theme, twenty-eleven. I discovered that it had a “showcase” subtheme, if you will, which seems useful as a blog/start page.
- It lists all Asides in the sidebar
- Only shows one full article, plus several links for recent posts
- I’ve moved recent commetns and twitter links to the bottom of the page
I kinda think this is good because it’s less of a “wall of text”. On the other hand, separating out the asides may be a bit confusing… Let me know what you guys think!
It seems the facebook “Username” Enderra.com was taken (Hmm, how’s that possible if I own enderra.com?) so I picked the Facebook Username EnderraBlog. Next step… fix the RSS import. If you are so inclined I’d still appreciate a Like 🙂
I’ve switched my theme to Tarski, in part because there were some minor problems that I think may be theme related, but mostly because my buddy Martin Lormes actively supports Tarski. Please let me know if you experience any issues.
Weee. Since I installed WordPress Stats in late June 2011, I got a total of 20,811 page views. Let’s take that as breaching the 20k milestone – Neat! – Thank you all for visiting!
I’ve been actively using Twitter for about four and a half months now, and because I love a good graph… I give you this, courtesy of TwitterCounter.com:
You can kinda see where I started to really use it. Neat, eh?
I’ve added a page for articles covering the Collapsing World, aka Shattered Grounds to the main menu under “My Worlds”, and filled the Voyagers 2 page with links to the actual articles published.
I’ve created a Plot-a-Day Archive for easy access to the plot ideas I post now and then.
I’ve split up the world building resources page into several sub-pages; the main page just got too big and unwieldy.
If you have any additional links that could be of interest, please let me know – I’d love to hear about sites you find useful, and I will add anything that is of general utility to this collection.
The new sub pages are: