Over the last few months I've been neglecting this blog. I know I'm not the only blogger in that same boat - a lot of my blogging buddies have been doing less, although they've generally been Tweeting
more. However, the time has come to get back to blogging more regularly, and Business Two Zero needs new look to revitalize it too.
I actually started on the Blogger
platform back in October 2005. At that moment in time that was a great place to begin my journey in to the blogosphere, but like many people I soon outgrew Blogger and moved to my own domain (biztwozero.com and businesstwozero.com) using the Wordpress platform
in January 2006. That was a little before the free Wordpress.com
service existed, so I had to get in to a bit of HTML/CSS coding for widgets and playing with themes, eventually deciding on Mike Little's Journalized
which has served me well over the last three and a half years (thanks Mike). Probably for the last year I've been itchy to move to a new style, but could never find a Wordpress 3 column theme that I was
completely happy with. Then when I really thought about it, since I promote WordFrame
in the day job, it seemed pretty crazy not to support my own platform for my personal blog.
So, within a day or so of this post, Business Two Zero is moving to the WordFrame
platform with a new theme created for me by the guys and gals in Bulgaria
- and they've done a great job! It's based on the theme we designed for the new D2C website
, as this blog is very much a companion to what we do over there. I wanted something slick and simple in a 3 column style with content on the left.
The extra capability of the platform will make it easy to add wikis on a specific topic, additional blog streams, guest bloggers and other flavours of content. With the move from Wordpress to WordFrame, we also tested out the tools we've created to convert all of the current content. Unlike some other platforms like Squarespace
, our blog conversion handles all links, graphics, embed code and categories in the content, rather than only doing half the job.
As well as blogging more regularly, I plan to update and re-write the BTZ guides I put together some while back, as well as adding more resources. The aim is still the same - demystify the latest technology for the average business person as well as commenting on the latest news and trends in the SaaS, Cloud Computing, enterprise 2.0, collaboration and social media worlds.
Update: Having a few teething problems withn this theme on IE with embedded forms (works fine on Firefox and Chrome!) so termporarily you can't subscribe by Feedblitz. Everything else works fine.