With this post I have reached a milestone, my 100th post. It’s hard to believe that after about a year, I’ve managed to spew out so much drivel! At first this site was created on a whim, just to track my progress through my first Mitchell Attempt. It has really become a labor of love ever since, something I enjoy doing.
I thought this would be a good opportunity to step off the bike, talk what about I have done recently and my near-future plans for the site.
Over the last several months, there have been a ton of referrals from Facebook. I’m sure people are sharing my links, which is great, but I have no idea where they are coming from. One day had over 150 referrals, who knows from where. I decided to embrace social media and made a Facebook destination. You are welcome to click here to ‘Like’ it, or the snazzy little graphic on the right side column. I’ll be posting all of my links, probably a few pictures here and there, and little odds and ends I pick up around the internet. It probably will not be like my Twitter, where I post a lot more frequently.
I also recently added a Contact page. Rather than have to solve the spam-filter puzzle I had before, you can just type some words in a box and they’ll get to me.
My next priority is revamping my Links section. I have a little blogroll on the right side column, but I want to take it a little further. Since this site is about bike climbs across the southeast, I want to plug people into resources beyond what I talk about on my blog. I find great sites all the time that I use for myself and I’d like to share them with you. I am in the process of creating a directory of useful sites, not just blogs (although there will plenty of those, many of which I read regularly), but also bike clubs, bike shops, maps, regional news sites — all sorts of stuff. I think it will work well, and it will all be accessible from the home page via sub-menus, like the climbs sections are now.
Have a link suggestion? Send it to me via my little contact box formy thing.
I am also going to put together region-specific guides to climbing, which I may have discussed before. At some point I will publish some training guides, tips, and all sorts of things. I will always talk about my adventures, which will be plentiful in the year(s) to come.
Thanks for indulging me and I hope you keep reading.