In the coming weeks, a redesigned spudart.org will be launched. All 25,000 comments will be back on the site–including all the comments from Facebook. I’m also hoping that all the blog posts will be categorized and tagged. Although that feature might come later.
From 2008-2011, spudart.org was regularly pulling in 70,000 visitors a month. But since I’m on an old platform (pMachine), my site is not structured well for google. So, the traffic dropped. While I still get about 5,000 visitors a month, it would be nice to bring the traffic back up.
The first step is getting the site back onto a contemporary platform to host all the content. Therefore, the site will be using WordPress, which powers 24% of the internet.
Eventually I’ll also switch over the email newsletter system from feedburner to Mailchimp.
What does this mean for you? As the site gets more traffic, and I get more excited about the new fancy features in WordPress, you’ll see more blog posts from me, with more great creative content! You’ll also be able to dig into more of the fun content that spudart.org has to offer.
It’s an exciting time for this website that has been around since 1999. The past 16 years has been fun, just wait for what is in store in the next coming weeks!
I’ll also share in the comments some of the progress that I’ve been making along the way with shifting the site over. This process has been an on-and-off effort by me in the past four years to switch over to WordPress! The end goal is almost in sight!