May 2021 Announcements

Big Annoucement

Hi Productivity Pals,

I haven’t addressed you in a while. I just wanted to give you an update on what is going on with the blog and some changes you will see happening on the blog.

Think of this blog post as a giant to-do list for me. I can’t promise I will complete everything on this list because I might find a better solution or I might discover the current solution I have works just fine.

These are ideas I want to get out there so I can improve my blog and give you better content and a better experience.

List of Updates

100 Day Blog Challenge

I know I haven’t been giving my blog the attention it deserves. I have updated a few of the older blog posts but you probably want new content. I am going to write a new blog post for the next 100 days. From now until August 13, 2021 you will get a new blog post from me.

The topics I will cover are in no particular order are:

  • The Areas of Goal Setting
  • Breaking Down Goals
  • Habit Building
  • Daily Routines
  • Increasing Personal Productivity
  • Self-Motivation

All the blog posts will be available right away. I won’t include a waiting period before non-members can view the posts. I will be releasing special member’s only posts for members once a week. These special posts are not included in the challenge.

The first blog post is the series is: 7 Reasons Why You Should Break Down Your Big Goals

Blog Reorganization & Design

Over the next 100 days, I will also make changes to the blog to improve your experience. Although I only have a few readers, I want you to have a good experience on my blog.

Changing Blog Categories

I will reorganize my blog into four categories:

  • Personal Productivity
  • Personal Goals
  • Motivation

The reason for the change is because I want to be clearer about what my blog is about. I want you to understand the type of content you will receive on the blog.

Fix Design Consistency

I am also going to fix the consistency of the design on the blog. In some areas, the design does not match.

Also, some pages are missing images or the formatting is not correct. I will work on address these issues. I will also improve the quality of the information on the pages so you know exactly what my blog is about.

Website Speed

I will look into improving the speed of my website. Especially on mobile devices. I know some pages and blog posts are loading slow.

Membership Changes

Several changes will be coming over the next few weeks on how the membership works and how rewards are earned.

Better Explanation of the Membership

I will better explain how the Productivity Pals membership works on the membership’s landing page. I will also give a better explanation of a free membership versus a paid membership.

Rewards

I will redo the point system so free members can earn gold coins and all members can earn achievements.

I will also recreate the levels to better define the user activity and roles on the website.

Early Access

Early Access to the blog content is suspended for the next 100 days. It will resume once the challenge is over. Instead of early access, members will receive exclusive blog posts. These posts will be more personal and will give you an insight on my daily life.

The Newsletter

I am going to be honest. I haven’t sent out a single newsletter. Within the next 100 days, I will start to send out a newsletter to everyone who is subscribed. Look out for it.

Members Only Perks

I promised a lot of perks for both free and paid Productivity Pal members. These are still in the pipeline and you will start to see them roll out soon. In case you don’t remember, these perks include:

  • Exclusive Videos
  • Worksheets
  • Infographics
  • Store Discounts
  • Daily Quotes
  • Improved Notifications

I will also be adding a few more perks to the list. Make sure your notifications are set so you can receive our newsletter describing the perks.

Monthly Announcement Post

Each month, I will create an announcement post like this one to let you know what is going on with the blog. It will be pinned to the top of the blog so you always have the latest updates. You can also check for the latest updates in the upcoming newsletter.

Forum Status

I am working on getting the forums fixed. You might see some odd events happening on the website. That is because I am testing out different settings to get the forms to work.

The forums just never worked right. Hopefully, I will get this sorted out soon. I know a few of you are looking forward to working forums.

Updates to Social Media Accounts

Although you get the same exact information plus more from my blog, I just wanted to let you know that I will begin posting regularly to my social media accounts. We currently have 12 social media accounts.

If you follow us on social media, just remember the best place for updates and exclusive content is to visit the official blog.

If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them in the comments below. I am always looking to improve and your feedback will help me create better content.

By Deborah

Deborah is the main content writer at Lazy Jack. She enjoys being a productivity master, being a cat mom, and making new discoveries.