Although I am not a big fan of the concept of To-Do-Lists and how they hover over your head like Damocles’ sword (or like Svala Sorrowgrave‘s sword, whichever you prefer), I am a sucker for lists.
Whether it is shopping lists, things I have to do on a particular day, due dates of university papers or lists of things I want to achieve in WoW (checklists for pets, anyone?), I always have about 20 post-its flying around my apartment.
I was just about to scribble on another small piece of paper what I still have to do to the surface of the blog until I can seriously start posting (and nagging every internet personality I like per e-mail or twitter and thus make them all hate me) when a thought worked its way into that slow brain of mine:
What if someone visits the blog before I am finished and never comes back because it looks so incredibly ugly?
Naturally, I panicked. My heart started pounding faster and my breath went out in short hitches (is that the right word for it?). My mouth stood open drooling and my eyes were widened. Which was probably a good thing (the widened eyes, not the drooling), because this way I noticed a small widget on the side of my screen labeled ‘Posts’.
I could write a post about what I wanted to do. This way I knew where to find it (damn post-its, never where you left them!) and potential readers could see that this atrocity was not the final product.
- create and implement artwork for the header
- add a few ‘Pages’ (like I did with ‘About Danslate’ and ‘About Danslayers’)
- change the background and posting colours
- set fonts etc. (although I might just leave them the way they are) and customize a few small things (a line here, a dot there…)
- add elements to the side bar (e.g. links to the “other blogs”, i.e. the versions of Danslayers in other languages)
- create the “other blogs” (I’ll do that once I have everything set here — and I’ll have to find out how to copy your settings from one blog to another)
- make an actual blogroll
- individualize my wordpress-account (avatar etc. — will do that after I have the artwork for the header)
- get a hang of RSS
- get a hang of posting and how to make a good post (headings, images etc.)
- get someone to read this damn thing and leave feedback (BlogAzeroth, I’m coming!)
- get bloggers to agree with me putting up and translating their posts