I started curlysoul.com somewhere in the summer of 2004, in those days built on e107. Later I totally got hooked on WordPress and manually converted the contents to the new Curlysoul. Later again, I changed themes and implemented some plugins.

For the last three months, Curlysoul has been running the Squible theme and for the last two months the site has had more than 1400 unique visitors monthly, creating over 45.000 hits monthly. I know, this still is not enough to make some proper revenue, but it has learnt me some things that are really import to keep up with:

  1. Statistics are really important, you really need to know where your visitors come from, where they enter your site, what they do, when and why they leave…
  2. Post regularly… due to normal work I sometimes simply cannot keep up with the info I usually track. When this results in lack of postings you see that the growth of new visitors stagnates
  3. Blogging developments… sites like problogger.net and performancing.com are really essential to be on top of your own opportunities, because these have got to keep developing too.

Curlysoul will get a new theme, I will stick to Squible, but will adapt color and layout. The latter specifically for ad-placement and user-friendlyness…

Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons

RRSSB is built with SASS, so you can easily customise it by tweaking a few variables. SVGs allow for tiny file size and retina support.

Beautiful Loading Spinners

A set of leading spinners, animated with CSS, created by the brilliant Githubber @tobiasahlin.

DissidentX Hides Secrets In Plain Sight

BitTorrent Creator, Bram Cohen, created New Software DissidentX, which hides Secrets In Plain Sight.