A Time for Change

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This place needs some work.

The look and feel of the blog is lacking. Pictures, logos, links, all these things are missing from my poor little blog.

Basically, I need to reorganize.

Changes are coming. After one month I realize I put forward a version of myself that is lacking. In trying to show you how to live the life of your dreams I held back a part of me I thought you wouldn’t like. This is not to say I disbe­lieve anything I have written, but I have better stuff in me and you deserve to see it.

Expect a few changes over the next month: a new name, a better focus, and more of my person­ality. You come here for me; that is who I should be.

I am a work in progress. So is this blog. So are you. When we fall, we must fall forward.

What about you? What part of yourself are you holding back? Let me know in the comments.

10 Responses to “A Time for Change”

  1. Brandon February 1, 2011 at 9:12 AM #

    Awesome! May I offer some suggestions?

    –I think you need to create a better header section for your site.

    –You have a great site tagline, but it is only seen in the tab of a browser. Make sure you can have it displayed on the site.

    –Make important things (RSS,etc…) stand out more… It really helps if these things are bigger and really pop out.

    You are doing a great job on your blog…just thought that I would give some sugges­tions because it really helps me when others give suggestions…

  2. Alex February 1, 2011 at 12:25 PM #

    Thanks Brandon! I really appre­ciate the input. Those are areas I was thinking through and you have given me that much more reason to focus there!

    I have specif­i­cally been thinking a lot about the Header and various tag lines (I have a few on paper that I want to incor­po­rate into the site).

    Any other suggestions?

    • Brandon February 1, 2011 at 7:41 PM #

      Well, my site tagline is “Ampli­fying God’s Kingdom!”. I picked it because it explained the whole purpose of the site (to point people to Jesus) and the amplify part was another word for making God’s kingdom bigger but in a guitarish form…)

      I would pick something that basically fits your purpose for starting the site. Also– it would be cool to have a blogroll. That is something I have started on mine (but in the links page). It really helps generate traffic to my site and others as well as helping my readers out with some great sites.

      I’d be happy to give you any more sugges­tions to! Also– I put out a survey on my site to… I’m getting a lot of people to take it so that I can know what to do differ­ently on it.

  3. Dustin February 1, 2011 at 3:00 PM #

    Exciting. I’ll be on the lookout for the changes!

    • Alex February 1, 2011 at 8:11 PM #

      I may email you and ask you a few questions about your site. I like the way you edited some of your layout. Is that cool?

  4. Donald Borsch Jr February 1, 2011 at 8:02 PM #

    Alex,

    Firstly, I am also looking forward to the new and improved ALEX SPEAKS. Be creative. Be daring. Be you. Or not. Your call.

    You asked:
    “What about you? What part of your­self are you hold­ing back? Let me know in the comments.”

    I hold nothing back. Nothing. My blog is on fire, my words can cut like razors, and I have been scaring people off. It has been worth every word.

    However, I know that a blog, any blog, is not really real. It is like Neo was told in The Matrix: “It is how we see ourselves.”

    I still visit other blogs, of course. My hypocrisy knows no bounds, apparently.

    Rock on, Alex!

    • Alex February 1, 2011 at 8:10 PM #

      haha, I will certainly heed your advice.

      and fyi, I have been reading your blog posts. No comments yet (what I would have said has already been said on the most recent post!)

      But I am very inter­ested in what you have to say. I can only imagine that we will have areas of strong agreement, and a few of friendly disagree­ment. lol

      • Donald Borsch Jr February 1, 2011 at 8:23 PM #

        I never disagree “friendly”, Alex. If you cross me, I shall speak poorly of you to everyone I know and mock you inces­santly behind your back.

        Kidding, kidding.…or am I? LOL!

        Of course we will disagree. I fully expect this. The only person I never disagree with is Jesus and..wait. No. That’s not true. I have disagreed with even Him. But I lost. Every time. It’s that whole pesky nuisance that is His Sover­eignty. It trumps me every time. :)

        I’m so glad you didn’t “accept Jesus” but realize that He chose you. Amazing Grace, indeed. You and I know why that song is so true. And why did He choose you? Only He knows. And there are some things about Him that we just won’t figure out this side of Heaven. Salvation is one of them.

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