The Autistic Composter Says Hello


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Goodbye to September, Greetings to October

Introduction

When l was building this blog, l had a small team of Beta testers who l used to communicate with via ‘admin’ posts, which outlined all the new tweaks and features, new series and builds, and so on.

Nearly two months since Earthly Comforts has gone into live mode, and l still communicate with them via admin posts, albeit these are in private mode now.

Towards the end of July, one of the discussions was how l envisioned the journey the blog was to undertake for the remainder of 2022. My view was that from August through to December, l would take my time. Specific features would not be activated till l was comfortable with Earthly Comforts as a platform.

It meant that l could tweak and twiddle with the series and the in-house features first in WordPress before breaking into the outside world with SEO and so on. In the short term, it didn’t bother me.

Once l accepted that for the first year, this blog wouldn’t be a business but mostly a nature genre-oriented scrapbook journal, l was able to take a back seat from the stresses and strains of worrying only about traffic. I pledged not to worry about numbers and stats and concentrate on producing a quality product.


It will be what it will be became my philosophy. Life is just too short for worrying about everything. After all, blogging is supposed to be fun.

Principally l wanted to feel comfortable in my blog, and l wanted those who read the content to feel entertained, informed and chilled as well. I hope that is the case for those who read Earthly Comforts today.

What’s in store for this month, and how well was September?

Overall, l am happy with the way the blog is progressing. Of the many featured categories Earthly Comforts has to offer, the readership and the supporting series, things are working well.

We have five categories – The Country Life Style Diary, Earthen Tales, Composting, Vermiculture and The Gallery and within those categories, there is a total of 34 series. Of that number currently being published on a regular, daily, weekly or monthly basis including end season and resting is 20.

Just under 60% of the blog is actively live. This is better than l forecast. I speculated in June that by the start of October, Earthly Comforts would only be publishing around 50% of the proposed content. So, l am not unhappy.

By January 2023, the remaining 14 series will have started publishing content to the blog. Therefore September, in my eyes, performed well.

For September Earthly Comforts had the following series available.
Wildlife GreetingsLasting Thoughts
Coffee Morning Question TimeNature Diary
Willow GardenCommon Composting Questions
Common Vermiculture QuestionsAdmin
Theme LifeBest of the Month
Composting Prompt IngredientsSpecies Guide Directory
Tales from Gazen SaltsThe Allotment Plotters
The Autistic ComposterGrowings on the Wild Side
Flora with AttitudeCountry Encounters – Oct 01st
Vermicomposting Journal – Currently RestingEarthen Wurmin’s Gallery – End Season 1

For October the following series are to be introduced.
Country Encounters – Oct 01st [Prototype]Time to Dish the Dirt

In other news, the Earthly Comforts’ design appearance will change, a new range of Earthen Wurmin merchandise gardening designs will appear, and various tweaks to how the advertising banners are displayed will alter how they are viewed.

Again my thanks for reading and see you next time.

The Autistic Composter and Earthen Wurmin

Published by The Autistic Composter

Howdy Folks, Earthly Comforts is a broad niche wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, also known as ‘worm farming and photography too.

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