Today marks several occasions. Not only is it three years and a day since I started this site, but this will be the first post under its new name, A Better Mess. The name will be the first of many changes you will see here on the site. I don’t want to get too deep into what the new name is all about (tune in tomorrow for that), but I can tell you that it will be an attempt to focus in on what I find myself talking about as I continue to get my act together and hit publish five times a week.
Over the years of writing this site, I’ve done a ton wrong. I’m going to be sharing much of this in a new series, How To Be A Crappy Blogger (I will be speaking entirely from experience) which I plan to start early next year. Going forward, I hope to keep moving in the right direction and start doing more right. In fact, the logo and the name are just the first of several changes I plan to make. Keep an eye out for an actual about-the-author page (just like a real blogger), some resources to help you better navigate the site and a way to go about contacting me (yeah, like I said, I’ve done a lot of things wrong…).
I went back and fourth on keeping the site as MichaelSchechter.me (I mean how could anyone abandon such an easy-to-spell domain name?!?),1 but I want the site to reflect what I talk about here: improving even when you think you aren’t capable.
There’s a lot to come, so if you haven’t subscribed for free, there is no time like the present. Looking forward to continually improving the site (myself as well while I’m at it) and continuing to offer up useful content for you along the way. Let me know what you think of the new logo, the new name and tune in tomorrow to hear a bit more about what it actually means to be A Better Mess.