I just dugg myself. If all works well, then you should see the digg me button above, and to make sure it really works, you can digg me. Shameless publicity stunt to gain popularity, I do try. Right now, I’m in the process of adding some bells and whistles to the site. I think I’ve settled on the combination of colours. Have spent alot of time changing things around, till I’m a little cross-eyed over what actually looks good and what doesnt. Hopefully it looks ok to you.
Widgetising. I succeeded in putting the ‘about blog’ into a little blue box. Yay. Added Google ads (do click on them) and also a digg Top Stories widget too. I configured it to show the top food and drink stories, I wonder how long it’s going to take me to get to the top 10 list, if ever, that is. I’ve also added a youtube widget, I’m not sure if they just show random vids, but the last time I checked they had videos of a guy playing a mean guitar and another guy showing off some mean piano skills. I like the youtube widget. It’s my favourite so far.
The Logo, again. I think I went through about seven or eight logo revisions. In my last post, I mentioned the great big orange idea. Well, it’s now become a tiny orange on a mock tube map. With names of foods swapped for tube stations. Being what seems like me spending half my life on the underground, I thought it fitting to have it as my banner as it quite accurately represents how this london eater gets around.
Content is King. Up until now, I’ve been knee deep in trying to make the site look nice and really haven’t blogged about anything yet. I felt I needed the basics and foundation intact before I build on it, don’t want it all come crumbling down later on! From now on though, I want to try and actually write some stuff on food. I will say, before I started, I did feel like I had so much to say, now that everything seems to be in place – its rather ironic that I’m finding it difficult to start. I wonder if that’s just me, or if it happens to everyone.
Getting the word out there. So let’s see. Open up Safari. Point to www.google.com. Search: londoneater.com. Not Found. Next go to my account. analytics. Visitors today, 1. Unique visitors today, 0. Total Visitors, 1.
People say that protecting information is getting harder and harder these days because of the internet. Yet, here I am publishing to the entire world and the only person reading this is, well, me. When I get to a good number of posts, I should try and get the word out that I ‘exist’.
At the moment, Google doesnt know I exist, Yahoo doesnt either…so if nobody is aware of my existence, do I even exist at all? Ive used exist far too many times in one sentence.