League Assignment “State of the Site”


This week for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers we were asked to post a “state of the site” addressing our own personal website. Well that is a bit tricky since the Crooked Ninja Turtle Gang is only about a month old in blog form, but that won’t stop us!

Right now it is going great! Meeting a lot of like-minded bloggers, participating in group blog events, posting random stuff, and having a good time doing it all. So far according to blog stats the most viewed post is by far the Loot Crate unboxing and hey it is interesting to see what was in there. Thanks to all who left some comments it is always interesting knowing what you think.

The future? Well I have been contemplating a move to WordPress as the blog platform. Why you ask? Well I have experience in WordPress blog development so the home of the Crooked gang could be more vibrant and custom. The only hang up is hosting and with funds tight at the moment it may be something to shoot for in the future. In the meantime Blogger is as solid a platform as any but the need for more control is always lingering.

The Crooked Ninja Turtle Gang will keep on posting stuff, all kinds of stuff. Hope it has been entertaining so far and thanks for reading!

Check out other League-folk and their state of the site posts:

Shezcrafti then & now
Top Hat Sasquatch has some great animated GIF’s
Gen X on Gen X

  • Thought about wordpress for a while… a while ago. If you ever move, I´ll surely ask for an opinion. Go ninjas!

    • JoMi,

      I have experience in WP with client sites and it offers a lot of flexibility if you have some web design & development chops. The really good thing about Blogger though is its ease of use and simple updating, plus integration with other Google services like Picasa.

  • LOVE your logo! Welcome to The League! And I was totally writing a Loot Crate unboxing for my blog next week, so now I’ll have to kill you. At least you didn’t end up with the hot pink glasses like I did…

    • Thanks William!

      I wasn’t aware Loot Crate was sending out various colors of the sunglasses, suppose I lucked out with green/black color combo. Did you find the Loot Crate package worth it in the end?

    • Yes and no. I got the 3-month trial, so I think that was worth it. I like getting random stuff in the mail, but the selection was a bit of a “miss” for me last month. I’m hoping that this month’s will be bit more exciting.

    • I feel the same way. Ultimately it is just fun to get something at random rather than the end of value of everything. You will have to post on the October box im curious as to what will be in there!

  • Love the site. Love the logo. I use wordpress for my site and I would recommend it for anyone. It is highly customizable with various plugins. It can take some time getting used to, but once you got the hang of it I’m sure you will love it.

    • Thanks Nick I went through quite a few versions before deciding on that logo.

  • I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again–man I love being a Turtle! Oh wait, no, that’s not what I meant to say! I actually meant to say that yours is one of my favorite new blogs in The League! Keep up the great work!

  • This is my first time to your blog, and wow – I see a Gen X blog link and I’m like, “Hey, I gotta check that out!” And, then I discover you linked to my blog. Thank you very much. Your site looks great with all the recipes for success. Love your branding and the graffiti/brick background. I do a Graffiti Wednesday meme, so I’m partial, but it really does look terrific with the Ninja Turtle header. Congrats on an eventful year of blogging.

  • Cody Mix

    Thanks Jennifer! I visited quite a few of your posts on your blog and really liked your writing style so I posted a link. I dig the most recent train graffiti post with color palette, nice work!

  • Thank you!