It has been ten years that I decided to put up a blog and have it hosted on a web server. I thank the readers who have stumbled upon my blog over the time I have had this domain. I thought the blog was going to be huge like the mainstream media blogs, but it has been more independent like the zine scene of the 80s and 90s. I do not expect my blog to help me earn a five figure wage, but it would be nice for my blog to at least be self-sufficient where web hosting fees are covered.
One of the main things I want to do is go through my over 900 posts and find the best all time posts from my blog and do a feature article about these posts that I have found special over the years.
Here is hoping for another decade of writings about my life and the world around me.
My blog is turning 10 years very soon and I have went thru various web hosting providers through the years. Now I have arrived at namecheap, and I hope to start a good new chapter with them. A new and improved blog will be awaiting the readers.
I guess bored hackers gave me a reason to reconstruct my blog for the better. I have the majority of my posts from 2012 to present so I will be gradually adding them back to Inland Utopia blog. I also will do my best to get my posts backed up at least monthly so I would at least have my content secure.
It seems less is more with WordPress.
I might be joining the examiner.com family and hope to start a weekly column on LGBT History of the Inland Valley and Southern California. I submitted my application and hope to receive an answer as soon as possible. I want to further expand my writing opportunities and this is one way I would like to do so.
I was thinking of doing restaurant reviews, but I honestly do not want to pony up 60 bucks a month to purchase my meals in order to write my reviews. I was thinking of doing like two full on restaurants a month, one or two fast food chains and one desert restaurant to help with the minimum quota for reviews while not busting my pocketbook.
If I prove my worth on the history column, I hope to add the restaurant reviews as part of my assignment. If selected to do the history column I will put it on my blog roll for people to visit and each new column will be promoted here.
At 10:50pm my blog has received 414 visitors, we beat our record from last night. I appreciate the readers who found my blog in their quest to get information about the June election.
Tomorrow I will reflect on the election results and compare it to some of the predictions I made previously about the election. Two of them are coming true or it seems that they are coming true.
If anyone has any suggestions or comments feel free to reply here or via twitter.
June 4th was our best day at Inland Utopia with over 230 hits of visitors excluding my own visits of course. We beat our record of 151 visits back in January 21 of this year. I hope to share good content with my readers for the indefinite time. People are invited to interact with me with Twitter @thinktank79 or thru the comments section on the blog.
I added more widgets at the footer of my blog so you can get more features such as the latest headlines from other local blogs around our area such as iepolitics.com and Orange Juice blog. I am making sure that my blog is full of function and information for each visit you make at Inland Utopia.
Thank You for your continued readership. I am getting over 50 hits daily now and traffic has increased three fold since the last few years. With your support I hope to invest in some new features in the next few months such as licensing one of the pro editions of the mobile word press theme so you can read my site in your mobile phone better.
I have taken a more serious approach to this blog recently. I have decided to up the ante in my writing abilities. I realized that I need to create engaging content to get people to read my blog and be part of the community. Without fresh content, there is no readership.
I am offering accounts to several people to be correspondents for various parts of the readership area of my blog. I am likely to offer an account to a Facebook friend in the high desert very soon.
I do not really want to invest an excessive amount of money on a Google ad campaign, but I was thinking of making bumper stickers, buttons and even some t-shirts to wear so people will know about my website. I may need to take advantage of my sister and have her make some designs people can buy. I will likely have to take her out to Los Portales in Montclair after she makes the logo for the website.
I am wondering if there is any good plugins for me to perhaps serve local advertisements. I was thinking $10 for 3 months of display ads for each moderately sized banner ad of the size around 300×250.
My vision is to get the blog to an unofficial non-profit type of status. I do not want to make a profit at this time, but I want to be able to cover a budget to cover my web hosting, domain fees, wordpress plugins to make the user interface better, and perhaps someone to make a custom theme for Inland Utopia to celebrate our sixth year!
It has been SIX years and I hope to continue Inland Utopia for at least a decade more.
2011 is and was a good year for Inland Utopia, our visits doubled from 3000 to 6100. I am hoping to make 2012 better for myself and this blog at the same time. However I do not want a too congested blog since I am using an hobbyist’s hosting package.
I am hoping to finally enter Western Governor’s University so I can hopefully earn that secondary social science teaching credential. I have one class left to complete.
I am hoping to get my nomination signatures for State Assembly in the 52nd Assembly District which used to be the 61st.
I would love to have an instant successful life, but if you want those glittering prizes you have to fight and persevere through the obstacles we face.
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