the Pursuit of Blogging | Part One | Designing the Blog




Wow, designing a website and blog is not quite as simple as I first thought it would be. I mean sure, its easy enough to figure it out and get any old thing up on the web but the tweaking is really where the hard part comes in. In my over-confidence, of course, I thought it’d be a couple hours work max to get something setup and tweaked but coming at this cold turkey with essentially zero website experience I had no idea that there were so many variables to become acquainted with – Phew!

Good thing there are so many good resources out there to help walk one through the weeds. One resource that was very helpful that I’d like to point out was GoDaddy’s blog on blogging as well as their other resources. GoDaddy wasn’t the only helpful resource though.

My brother has a website – a very successful one and so his insight and guidance have also been instrumental in helping to get this site launched. So I’d like to publicly thank him for his help in all of this too. THANK YOU BROTHER!

There are also a TON of other resources out there from other bloggers. I found the information by simply googling it so thank you also to my now fellow bloggers! Love some of the tips!

The easiest way to create a website for your great idea. Create your site at!

Anyways, the purpose of this post isn’t to simply highlight a few things that were challenging to overcome and say thank you to everyone who aided to get this project off the ground but also to get you, the reader’s, feedback on how well the site functions from both a content and usability perspective. So what do you think? What else do I need to work on and improve? What are your favorite resources?

Let me know in the comments below – I really appreciate it!

Thanks for reading!
– The Pursuit of Happiness – (Check us out on Twitter) @TPOHappiness

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6 thoughts on “the Pursuit of Blogging | Part One | Designing the Blog”

  1. Hey there! I stumbled across this site because of a comment you left on another blog, but I just wanted to mention that having a twitter feed may be of use to you as it makes the site a bit more interactive.

    Take it or leave it but wanted to mention it regardless.

    1. Henry,

      Thank you for taking time to read about the Pursuit of Happiness and for your suggestion.

      I’m happy to announce that a twitter feed is now active on the home page. Check it out when you get a chance!


  2. Hi Shawn, Thanks for the compliments and for stopping by. We got the theme from Godaddy (see the bottom of the page) but have done the customization work ourselves – its still in progress a bit as we work to find the right flow on the homepage.

  3. This is very interesting, I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent posts.
    Also, I have shared your site in my social networks! Good luck with Twitter!

  4. This is a good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere.

    Brief but very precise information… Thank you for sharing this one.
    A must read article!

  5. This design is incredible! You most certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your images, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

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