For the past couple of weeks i’ve been creating. Twitter background, logos, designs for applications, registering domain names, building sites, customizing themes… all of that is ‘creating’ or ‘building’.
Today is the first time i’ve slowed myself down and focused on strengthening what i already have. theleavingcert.com had over 1100 unique visits yesterday, topping the 1,000 mark for the first time in it’s 3 year history.
Over the past few days i’ve been agreeing to take a partner on board and will dilute my own share in it. The timing might seem strange to some (when the site is setting new records for itself) but the move is an attacking one and it should see the site progress further over the coming years.
We’ll have new ideas, more content, more overall drive and ambition. It’s the best thing for the site. From september 2009 – june 2010, it will be the first year i’ve really pushed and tried to establish theleavingcert.com as the no.1 leaving cert destination.
Yesterday, i launched iwantideas.com. There were a few bugs and issues with it. None noticeable, but they’ve all been taken care of. I’ve also SEO’d all the links and added more categories and subcategories for ideas.
Finally, i’ve started adding friends to the iwantideas twitter account. Like any twitter account i use, i won’t just add random people. I spend a huge amount of time reading people’s tweets and asking myself if they’d be interested in the site before i add them. In fact i’ve spent most of today doing that
Anyway, all of this strengthening is necessary. At some stage, there comes a time when you have to stop creating and focus on improving things you’ve already created. Today is one of those days for me, but don’t expect it to last long – i’ve got tonnes of creating to do next week and beyond!