So, I’ve been busy with the design of the site lately. Doing a few things here, a few things there. Although I’m never quite satisfied with static pages, I am at the point where the overall theme and design are going to remain largely unchanged. I’m sure there will be additions of new features and functions along the way as I find neat things to add to my self-hosted site. The freedom that self-hosting provides is amazing and I only wish I had done it sooner. Just for a point of clarification, I am on a self-hosted “managed” WordPress hosting provider, meaning they handle most of the heavy lifting. I have the option to muck with it, but am choosing not to get into the weeds. This managed system is relatively easy compared to a true self-hosted system where you essentially install, configure and publish the entire thing on your own. I don’t have time for that kind of thing.
I’ve pulled my links from the old site to this one and you’ll see a greatly reduced listing below in the footer. Unfortunately quite a few of the people who I had followed in the past have either locked their blogs and made them invite only or have left the platform all together. As I find new people to read, I’ll be adding to the listing. There are so many reasons I can think of that someone would stop writing and eventually leave the platform. There are just as many reasons I can think of that makes someone decide to make their blog private. At some point though, a private blog loses its appeal, at least in my experience. To each their own.
Bonus points to the first person that can name the movie that the featured image came from 🙂