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Celebrating 25 Years of Dragonsinn

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Greetings everyone,

2024 is a Dragon Year, and it coincides with Dragonsinn.net’s 25th year online. This coincidental timing will only happen once in my lifetime!

I spruced up the site in the beginning of the year, and I’ve decided to continue a monthly theme for us to follow along with the website anniversary celebrations.

🧹January: Light Cleanup βœ“

I didn’t do a lot as there was a round of layoffs at my workplace, and I was thinking of some professional development options to learn new skills.

I cleaned up some of the dragon quotes, consolidated some blog categories, and browsed different themes and colors for a blog design refresh.

πŸ›’ February: Launched Shop βœ“

Relaunched Dragonsinn shop. I had some merchandise over the years scattered all over the place.

This revamp includes more hand-drawn and original designs for something more unique. I’ll try out traditional and digital designs depending on my mood.

πŸ“§ March: Rebooted Newsletter βœ“

Rebooted Dragon Mail.

I imported subscribers to WordPress as I found my previous newsletter platform to be a bit tedious.

πŸ† April: Commemorative Logo βœ“

Some of you from way back when may actually remember the mouse-drawn dragon dude logo.

I only had a tiny version of the image, so I redrew the image by hand. It was a bit tricky as the line work was thicker than what I’m used to.

The new design is / will be available on these items:

🏷 May: Logo Promo βœ“

Doing a logo sticker giveaway for newsletter subscribers.

πŸŽ‰ June: Site Turns 25

Geico has a fun 25th anniversary pageβ€”I might get some ideas from there as I share some screenshots of the site’s timeline / history.

  • Might also share a survey this month (see “October” below).
  • Going to try a new web hosting company too (I’ve been with mine for 15+ years and have been having some issues in the past year).

Below are some half-baked ideas for the rest of the yearβ€”

πŸ’» July: Blog Upgrade

I’m thinking of doing some posts on dragon symbols and inspiration.

πŸ”± August: Commemorative Emblem

♍ September: Birthday Month

Possibly something art and/or astrology related, as these are two huge influences in my life.

πŸ“ October: Survey / Contest

Planning to wrap up a survey. Respondents get a chance to win a gift card to the Dragonsinn shop!

πŸŽ™οΈNovember: Microcast Episodes

πŸš€ December: Time Capsule

H/T Obscurium and Wikihow for the time capsule idea.

It’ll be my first time putting together a time capsule. I will share pix or a video of what’s inside.

It’d be more like a memory box as I don’t intend to bury it in the ground (I’d like to keep the items indoors so they’re more protected from the elements).

By Jess

Jess Chua is an award-winning writer and sketch artist. She's been the keeper of Dragonsinn since 1999. She works in the online writing/editing field and enjoys yoga, reading, and design. Join Dragon Mail for printable welcome gifts, giveaways, and a healthy dose of dragon inspiration!