I’ve got some exciting news to share with you today. After several weeks of hard work by my new friend Jackie Adkins, I’m proud to announce that my Brandtastic Ideas blog and all of its content can now be found at my new website mattstengel.com. There are still a few things I need to tweak within the new site but moving foward any new posts I put up can be found there.
So why am I moving my blog?
Well, there are several reasons for the move:
1.) I’ve always wanted to have my own website and be able to control not only my content but own it as well. With the free WordPress blogging platform I’ve been using over the past six plus months (which has been great and I highly recommend it) I’ve been able to control my content but haven’t technically owned it, WordPress has. With the purchase of my own domain name and the upgrade to the official WordPress platform, I now own my content, which I really take comfort in.
2.) Owning my own domain name and upgrading to the official WordPress platform provides additional creative flexibility and access to more tools than with my previous blog. The new site isn’t drastically different from the old one in terms of layout and navigation but I have added some new features that will allow you to share my content with other people more easily than before. There’s also a new “i like” Facebook feature that allows you to tell me whether or not you “like” what I’m writing about.
3.) The look and feel of my new site better represents my personal brand, which for those of you who know me is something I’ve been working hard on over the past 2 years and will serve as the online extension of my personal brand.
4.) The biggest reason I am moving my blog is because of the success I’ve had with my “old” blog. I owe this success to you and the rest of my readers who’ve taken the time to check out and comment on my blog. Without this support I would not have had the confidence or the drive to make my new site a reality. So, THANK YOU. It always makes me feel good to know that people other than myself are reading my posts. Going forward, if you would like to see me write about a specific topic feel free to visit my “contact me” page and get a hold of me through one of the contact options listed.
I want to finish this post by saying THANK YOU to Mr. Jackie Adkins. Jackie and I connected on Twitter awhile back when I was looking for someone to help me build my new website and mattstengel.com is a direct result of his hard work and dedication. If you or anyone else you know is looking to create a blog or basic website I’d highly recommend getting in contact with Jackie. You rock Jackie! Thanks for all your help.
So, what are you waiting for?! Head on over to mattstengel.com and let me know what you think. On Monday 5/10 I will have a new post up so stop back then to see the latest Brandtastic Ideas.