Yes, yes, I know. I’m three days late. Well never mind, it’s not the end of the world, and at least I got round to it eventually.
In fact, part of the reason for the lateness of this post is due to the time I’ve been spending doing other (arguably more important) things. Our New Year’s Eve party was a blast, with a good gaggle of guests cramming into our lounge to see the dawn of 2008. In fact, so eager were we to savour the 1st January 2008 that we didn’t actually get to bed until at least 3:30am. People just kept on talking, and we couldn’t get rid of them. Actually it was a lot of fun, and we both really appreciated having so many people round.
Since then I’ve been fairly busy with work, doing a major upgrade on my business web site. I had been running it on WordPress the last few months, using it partly as a very basic Content Management System and partly as a platform for publishing articles. Unfortunately WordPress just wasn’t up to the job, and I’ve now moved everything over to MODx, which is a far superior CMS and gives me much more control over how the site looks and works. I finished it today, and you’ll see a new look, more content, and more scope for future development. I’m a lot happier with this new design than the previous one, and having submitted the site to various search engines and RSS feed providers, I’m hoping to see more people finding my site in future. Part of this will depend on how regularly I can write new articles for the Resources area, but I’m sure that will be possible.
We’ve also had Ellie’s Dad visiting the last couple of days, which has been nice. I’ve felt a little guilty sitting upstairs doing work while he’s sat on his own downstairs reading a book, but unfortunately the work has needed doing (not just for my own site, but for other clients too). Such is life. It’s been good to see him though, and it’s dragged out Christmas for yet another week!
I have more plans for this year, which should keep me busy. I’m already in talks with some other local folk about getting more business through collaboration and networking, and I shall also be trying to get the word out a little more effectively about what my business offers. That will probably just mean e-mailing local churches initially, but if I can afford it I may end up paying for some adverts too. Then there’s the development of FocusOnFaith, which was put on a back burner before Christmas but which God has urged me to keep going with, so expect to see some action there before long too. Simon Lucas has also said he’s happy for us to re-use some of the articles written for Crossring, so that might prove to be an easy way of getting the ball rolling.
Well, that’s enough from me for now, I need to go and feed my father-in-law. God bless, happy 2008.