Good Friday afternoon, everyone! You’ll notice a change around here—and I’m hoping a change for the better. As of today this blog site is currently self-hosted (something long overdue) and much more flexible than it ever has been.
When I first started out blogging I used a platform known as Typepad. It’s still around these days, but I don’t know anyone serious about their effort who continues with that out-dated technology. Then, back in 2010, I took the bold move and migrated this blog site to the WordPress platform as everyone told me it was the wave of the future. And, to be perfectly honest, I believe they were right. It’s awesome for building both blogs and websites.
Yet, over the past several years I felt like a school kid having to live by all these rules. You see, prior to today the site was hosted at wordpress.com because frankly it was cheap, easy and during the beginning offered me what I thought I needed.
But no more…
As my online and web skills expanded I quickly realized long ago I was in desperate need of a change. Well, that change came today in both the look and function. You’ve probably recognized how things look a lot more “social” these days on the web. Indeed, to stay current it requires not only blogging, but putting yourself out there where you can been found in many facets of the social media network.
During the coming weeks you will notice a few changes here and there. But, the big change you may not notice is how this site has suddenly become more “responsive” to viewing in all formats. Gone are the days blog readers primarily sit in front of desktop computers and read a blogger’s dialogue. Today, they have smartphones, tablets, iPads and a whole host of other devices that your blog site better be enabled to handle.
So, I hope you enjoy the changes you are seeing. I suspect there will be lots more changes in the weeks and months yet to come. The bottom line is a blogger has to stay fresh and energized to be interesting…and to a large extent this happens to also be true with how the site is being viewed by the reader.
Have a great weekend, folks!