I’ve decided to restructure my website slightly, separating the weekly solution from the crossword spiel that has accompanied it from day one. I’m going right back to the beginning. It’s taken me a while to realise that the crossword spiel is largely overlooked by solvers, especially those who have completed the crossword without a problem and don’t need to check the solution. There are probably solvers and visitors out there that aren’t aware the crossword spiel exists at all, and, because it takes a lot of effort to come up with something new every week, I want as much exposure as possible. This separation also allows me flag particular crossword topics for inclusion on social media platforms and in other blogs, that is, as a standalone piece of work, it has more sharing appeal. I’m hoping this will increase the traffic to my website, and get The Stickler Weekly more well known. Another plus is that I can categorise my crossword posts so that people can find posts that particularly interest them. So, when this work is complete, the crossword spiel will appear as a separate post and will have keywords attached so people can find all posts on a particular topic.
This is a lot of work (185 posts need to be dissected, categorised and reposted), that needs continuity, so The Stickler Weekly is taking a one week break so I can complete a big chunk of this work.
I want to thank all those who’ve contributed so far this year, both financially and on the website – your efforts have been most encouraging.