. . . and the real work begins.
"Unca Darrell" opened for business on May 24 for a one-month experiment to learn how to blog (verb) and to consider whether the blog (noun) might be useful to anyone other than DDH, Proprietor.
The mechanics of simple blogging, I learned, are not particularly difficult. High-end blogging, the sort that distinguishes the better national sites, is a different matter, but while I admire blogs with many moving parts, I'm not sure that's necessary for "Unca Darrell."
Most important of all are voice and content. What can another another blogger add to the virtual conversation that makes life so interesting these days? The one-month experiment has encouraged me to continue and given me some ideas about what to do and what not to do.
It's now time, as planned, to shut down, evaluate the experiment, and redesign the project. Accordingly, "Unca Darrell" will go dark today and remain off-line for about two weeks.
Lord willing, the site will reopen for business on July 6 with what, were this a business, might be called a new business plan. The next experiment will be to see whether the new and improved "Unca Darrell" can attract readers. I think so, but that remains to be seen.
Again, thanks for dropping by and for offering advice and encouragement.