I finally had some time to take a look at CrossingColorado.com, the site I want to revamp and restructure. To be honest, it’s not all that bad in terms of performance. In fact, it is faster than a couple of my other sites. So, that just leaves the content.
Well, that and perhaps a few extras as long as they don’t affect site speed and functionality.
What Kind of Content Fixes Do I Need?
The fun part is going to be fixing the YMYL and EAT aspects of CrossingColorado. These two are what did the most damage back in 2018. Aside from me giving up on the site after Google shot it down, that is.
But, it’s time to quit sulking and get back into the swing of things.
Definitely a Contact Form
First of all, I definitely need to set up a contact form. In fact, I’ve read how a contact form can help when it comes to the EAT algorithm changes.
This means I’ll have to set up another email address and add spam filtering, which really isn’t all that difficult. It should only take me a few minutes, actually.
It’s not that I expect anyone to actually use the form. But, just having it available may be a boon to reclaim some credibility with Google. Besides, it’ll give a sponsor a chance to throw money at me should I catch someone’s eye…lol. Yeah, I won’t hold my breath.
Revamping All Older Articles
The hardest part is going to be revamping and restructuring the older articles. It’s not that a rewrite is difficult, but more of I don’t necessarily have the time to go through and fix everything that’s wrong while creating new posts.
Keep in mind that CrossingColorado.com isn’t the only blog I am trying to maintain this year.
Still, I would love to see what can happen by going through the content, sprucing it up, and bringing everything up to date. And there’s a lot I have to go through.
Getting Back into a Regular Publishing Schedule
As I said, time is the biggest factor. Out of the four sites I am working on this year, only two have a working publishing schedule. Mostly, this is because I’ve been doing a lot of other side projects lately.
But, if I can dedicate specific days to write content like I want, then it should all fall into place nicely. Now that a lot of the maintenance work is done, I can start putting time back into writing.
Plus, I would love to get back into making videos…but that really has nothing to do with the website. So, I can slowly work into getting the YouTube channel situated at a later date.
For now, I just want to get the blog side of CrossingColorado back into publishing regular content.
Why Has it Taken So Long to Get Back Into Content?
To be honest, I just don’t feel like much of an expert lately. CrossingColorado is meant to be a platform centering around health, fitness, and getting in good enough shape to cross the state of Colorado on a bicycle.
Lately, I just haven’t been feeling up to the challenge.
Though, lately, I’ve been under a lot of stress and pushing my limits trying to get everything balanced. Still, I need to get back into the swing of things if I want to feel motivated to write about health and fitness.
And it’s not that I’ve been lazy this year. On the contrary, I’ve put in more hours into clients and the blogs over the last two months than I ever have. The reality is that I don’t know if I can handle everything I want to accomplish.
I guess we’ll have to see.
It’s Going to Be an Interesting Year!
Needless to say, it’s going to be an interesting year. With all of the things I have planned, it could be one of the best years I’ve ever had, or the straw the breaks the camels back.
I won’t know which until I put in the effort to see how far I can take everything.
Sigh…feels like this blog post was more about me rambling than fixing CrossingColorado. It’s gonna be one of them days…