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    2024 and a new beginning

    Jimi Wikman

    For a while now I have been absorbed in my work. In fact, most of 2023 I was 120% focused on it and as a result I have neglected this site. As I passed the new year, I felt this changed a bit. I am still very much focused on my work, but more at 100% instead of 120%. That means that I am now looking into how to get back to this site and what I should do with it.

    Rebranding

    One of the main things that I will do is to rebrand. I have already done that on my Social Media, and it is now time to do so here on this site as well. The rebranding is a fairly simple rebranding with colors and a new logo. I would like to wait for Invision Community 5 to drop, but since there is no word on when that can happen, I might have to start before this happens. I already have the starting point of the rebranding setup, and it is just a matter of completing the design aspect of this.

    Based on the new theme editor, it looks like redesigning the site will be a lot different, so I will see how to handle that and what it means for setting up a design specification in Figma.

     

    Refocus

    I have always had a hard time focusing on just one area, but with the rebranding and my new direction in life, I feel that I now have a clear path in one focused area. This is of course Atlassian and I will refocus this website accordingly. This means that I will promote myself as an Atlassian expert and I will focus the content around the Atlassian products.

    Due to the refocus, I will change the content as well so it is more focused on the Atlassian products. I will still write about other things, but the main focus will be on the Atlassian products.

     

    YouTube and News

    Part of my rebranding, I am also putting a lot more focus on YouTube. Unlike most YouTubers, I am not just doing tutorials, but I also put focus on news. This is something I enjoy doing, and I want to bring this to this site as well. I already have a basic setup in my Stories database, but I want to change that a bit to make it more focused and easier to curate.

    As I have a setup where I use Feedly and Zapier to organize and push news to this site, I want to expand on that. I just need to make sure I do not just repost content, as many of Atlassian's feeds are full articles. So there need to be some curation going on there to remove images and ensure that the news only contain a snippet of the articles rather than the full content.

    If done correctly, it should create a pretty good news section that I can then enrich with my videos and articles.

    Speaking of my Videos, I need to revise my Video section since it will be more in line with what I have created over at Atlasstic. The difference will be that I will split the videos into a section for just my video and one section for other content creators. I might make two databases just for this, but we'll see what make sense as I start working on it.

     

    Moving to .com instead of staying on .se

    As my .se is kind of polluted with years of experimenting, I might move to my .com domain for a fresh start. It would probably be the easiest way to rebuild this site, as I can just clone this setup and reassign the license when I am ready. I have not really decided what to do as it has implications beyond the site itself and I can just as well just transfer the data to a dev site and clean up this site if I want.

     

    Planning what to keep and what to remove

    Looking into the current structure, I am trying to make some plan for what to keep and what to remove, or perhaps archive is the better word. I have a few areas that I want to keep the way they are and a few where I feel I need to do some serious changes. The biggest change will of course be to go from a wide range of topics to a focused Atlassian site.

    The About Me section will of course remain pretty much the way it is. I might bring back the Movies section and I will of course update my projects since it is not really complete yet.

    The Articles section will be updated with a new categorization, and the Forum will absolutely be updated with new discussion areas. When it comes to the databases like companies and Atlassian products, I will look into how I can use them and what benefit I will have from linking things to them.

     

    New functionality as part of the new license model

    As Invision Community have changed their licensing model, we now get all products. This means that we will get the Blogs and the E-commerce functionality, as well as the current apps. I am not really sure how to utilize these, but I have a few ideas. The blogs are easy to figure out, as I can just let people write on my website if they want.

    I might take advantage of the E-commerce app to sell advertisement or to let companies add themselves to the companies' database, for example. I might even build new databases for different things for this purpose, or maybe just for donations or something like that.

    I am sure I will figure something out.

     

    Building a community

    With some of the new functionality coming with Invision Community, I look forward to building a community again. With the new focus, I feel that it makes sense to take advantage of things like the new community expert functionality for example, but also to take the badges' system for a new spin.

     

    I have some brainstorming to do

    I think you can see that I have some brainstorming to do, and I am very much looking forward to it!

    2024 is going to be an amazing year, I think.

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      Jimi Wikman is the owner of this site and this is his personal blog. Jimi is an experienced IT consultant that enjoy movies, TV series, working out and playing games on his PC.

      Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer.

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