I have used the same old boring categories on my blog for many years, five years to be exact. I never thought about changing them until I started writing “Losing is all.” It didn’t fit into any of the rubrics I had used for so long, and that’s when I found out how outdated my blog and its structure really were.
Most of what I had written over last years was listed under ‘Sharing’ or was published uncategorized. I even still had the “Daily Prompts” listed, and we all know these haven’t been around for a while. I suck at updating my blog. I only changed the theme once and since I still like it, it will continue to stick around for at least five more years.
I never thought about the layout of my blog which probably means it didn’t have too much structure, to begin with.
When I thought about it, it became clearer what I wanted to accomplish. I want my blog to be about me, showcasing some things I have seen or lived through. I wrote new categories, scratched some of them, added more, deleted it all again. Finally, after a few nights of serious brainstorming, I had it all figured out. I knew what I wanted!
And here they are, unsorted and inconsistent:
Quit Smoking (Because that’s how I started out and my first post are still looked up every day)
Losing it All (Twentythree installments already! Am I writing a book?)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (Time to share some of my wisdom and some of the pain)
Health (Because it has become more valuable, and it’s an important subject)
Just Sharing (Sigh, some things will still not fit anywhere else)
Wisdom? (Yes, I put a question mark behind it because sometimes I wonder about it)
Inspirational (I hope some of what I write or share will fit here)
The World Through My Eyes (Still the fish swimming against the stream occasionally and regularly)
Life and Death (We don’t talk too much about either subject, and I find both fascinating)
Hidden Travel Gems (I have seen a lot, never as a tourist)
Austria/Italy/Germany (Because that’s where I am from -all of them)
My wonderful Life (and grateful for it)
Books & Movies (Yes, please, “More, more, more, how do you like it?”)
Poetry (Another guilty pleasure)
Upholstery and Crafts (Yes, this lady is crafty, crazy, lives out of the box, and makes a living of it)
Recipes (Cooking on a Budget – European Recipes – Healthy Recipes – RA Recipes because I love food)
Wordless Wednesday (Showing off some of the lucky shots and some oddities)
My blog is now structured. Who would have thought?