Nore more old skoll blogging…

April 16, 2007

Blog enhancements: Update! First on my to do list was to convert this blog over from the old blogger to the new one. I can’t believe I finally did it, I’m thrilled with the results for many reasons, mostly technical ones that I won’t bore you with here. I must announce one major enhancement that will make your life much easier when you visit decor8 going forward. Posts will contain labels, located at the bottom of each entry. This excites me because I’ve always wanted my readers to be able to click on a label, i.e. “Wallpaper” and instantly view all of my posts on wallpaper.

Nore more old skoll blogging...
Although this means that I need to manually label over 2,000 blog posts, I tackled 350 of them last night and will work on the rest over the next week. My goal is to have everything labeled by Friday, so I’m thinking it will take me around 20-30 hours. But it’s worth it because I want decor8 to be a great design resource for you — you should be able to find what you are looking for with ease. Currently, posts roll into archives and the blogger search (above my banner to the left) pulls everything I’ve ever posted that contains the word that you’re searching for. Not good. Most of the time, it doesn’t bother to pull everything or it pulls so many irrelevant posts that it’s quite frustrating.

I’m also working on a new link or button (not sure where it will go yet) that will bring you to page where I’ll have all of my labels organized there by category. Home tours, Store tours, Wallpaper, Lighting, Chairs, Sofa, Furniture (in general), Prints, Art, Kids, Decals, Cities, etc. This will be helpful for when you are looking for a light fixture to install in your dining room, you can click on lighting and scan through all the posts there for resources and inspiration.

I hope that you enjoy these new features.

(image above from nao, a flickr girl that I’ve been following for awhile now, she’s amazing.)


  • Reply Eve April 16, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    wow.. you are a hard working girl holly.And you are doing all this to make our(reader’s) life easier..hats off to you. As it is your blog was so user friendly but now that you have decided to do so much more you will have more traffic on your blog. Get ready for “traffic jam.”:))

  • Reply Poppy April 16, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    sounds AMAZING- thanks Holly!

  • Reply decor8 April 16, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks ladies! :) Yes, I want to make it easier. I came on the other day to search for decals and it took me forever to sift through the stuff blogger search spit out at me. Labeling is the only way to go if I want people to be able to really USE this blog. Including ME. :)

  • Reply hiphostess April 16, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    congrats on switching over Holly! I was cracking about about the label thing though – that was one of the things I was so excited about with the new blogger too – and then I suddenly realized that to get that working right I’d have to go back and republish ALL of my old posts again! aaack… I don’t have nearly as many to do as you…but it’s still seems daunting to me :( if you can do 350 in one night though, I should have nothing to complain about because I don’t even have 350 posts total! thanks for some added motivation to get my act in gear!

    All of your blog enhancements sound great – you already have such a fantastic resource it will just be icing to see it get even better! BTW – I really enjoyed reading the comments on your “how do you feel about your blog” post last week. very, very interesting stuff :)

    Jenn :)

  • Reply Jane Maynard April 16, 2007 at 7:47 pm

    I was so scared to change to the new blogger for some reason… it is SO MUCH BETTER. glad you did – it really is going to happier for you! and thank you for labeling all your past posts – what a HUGE TASK and we all appreciate it! :)

  • Reply jamie April 16, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    congrats for making the switch! i feel for you hun! :) mine was minimal compared to your 1000’s of posts, keep up the good work! xo

  • Reply angelcitydesigner April 17, 2007 at 12:21 am

    i just wanted to say thanks for all this hard work you’re doing. Sounds like a monumental task! I’ve been reading you daily for about 6 mos now and I’m addicted!

  • Reply wishful thinking April 17, 2007 at 2:16 am

    I had the same task a few months back. I labeled and relabed a few times to broaden my categories. Should I go back and be more specific or do you think I’m ok with the fewer categories?

  • Reply decor8 April 18, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    thanks gang — yeah, it’s a lot of work but SO worth it.

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