What the?! State of the Blog Address
Chocolate Obsession is fast approaching its eight-month anniversary and it is more than I ever expected it to be. I only wish I weren’t so far behind of site enhancements. I have a laundry list of things that I've wanted to get done since I opened the doors, but time just seems to be too hard to come by. This past week I finally snuck in my about page (and a obnoxiously long-winded mess on my road to becoming the chocolate fiend I am today - neither have been proofread and are pretty rough drafts). It's one of those things that I just never got around to prior to this. If you view the page directly (as opposed to through an rss reader or service) you’ll notice (you can’t help but notice) that the site has undergone a bit of a transformation. It’s still a work in progress, but I’m pleased with the direction things are heading. The old design seemed too childishly slapped together and the new design, while sparse, is clean and semi-professional. Plus I gots tooltips (floatie boxes) on my blogroll! Woo!
Looking at my vast to-do list I've decided that I'm going to start working on getting at least one item on the list finished each week. With any luck I'll manage to actually do that. This week I hope to further clean up the theme and maybe tie in some cool java menus. Then I'll start on my chocolate resource pages. I need to get a good chocolate glossary up. I have a hazy vision of possibly making a chocolate wiki (though I may open it up to other candies as well – candypedia?) that I'd like to see if I can make a run at. Then there are the lists of producers, online stores, other blogs and any other bits of chocolate related knowledge that I can come up with. And the bookshelf - I wanted to have a bookshelf section on the site. Not necessarily full of reviews (I don't feel I can review a cookbook without making half the recipes in it and I don't do that much cooking) but at least some sort of general impressions and links to the mighty Amazon (or maybe some Pricegrabber action).
There are a lot of unfinished things that I need to take care of but I’m making progress. I also need to get back into the habit of posting more often. I’ve been busy and my LJ, personal site, and this blog have all suffered for it. Things have calmed down a lot and hopefully I will be able to get back into proper blogging form. There is ever so much great chocolate out there waiting for me and I feel it my duty to share it with all of you.
Hrmmmmm.... I might have to shrink the logo. I love it but it's w-i-d-e and may be too wide for people doing the 800x600 thing. Well, the whole thing is a work in progress. We'll see what happens.