Your Blog Is Made For Boys

sandbox with boy and walnut leaves, late fall
Photo courtesy of Sarah Gilbert

That’s what a colleague (a female) told me not long ago: My blog was designed for boys. By which I’m pretty sure she meant, there’s too much stuff on it. It’s too cluttered.


This blog serves many purposes for me: It’s a virtual business card. It is part of my thought process. And it is a virtual sandbox that I can use to experiment with things.

As a result of that experimentation, the blog has grown by accretion, collecting badges and scripts and links and buttons over the years.

It’s time to clean house.

I’m taking a week off of work and during that week, I intend to redesign this blog, clean, tidy up, and get uncluttered.

So, please, bear with me.


  1. jlbraaten on August 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    On one hand, I can see her point. On the other, your traffic skews male (, so isn’t that a good thing?

    Have fun with the redesign!

  2. derickson on August 16, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    I’m not so sure the male skew is such a good thing, considering that the communications professions tend to be dominated by women. It will be interesting to see of the demographics change after the redesign. 🙂