I’m going to be working on this for a little while; if the blog vanishes on you, sorry about that. It’ll be back!
After some thought, I decided to move my blog to my domain. I’ve had heatherdudley.com for quite some time, but mostly just had it parked, so that no one else could get it. I figured… it’s utterly ridiculous for someone of my web design background to have a parked domain.
I thought about which service I’d like to use, and figured that a wordpress site would be good; it’s often cited as a requirement in job listings these days, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, so I figured what the hey. So here I am; I even imported the last five years of blogging.
So I’ll be working on moving my subscriber list (pitiful though it may be) soon, so if you end up here, you’re not crazy, it’s still me, I’ve just shifted things over.
Now, to find a good temporary theme until I can design my own.
>I just turned off comment moderation. Blogger finally added some kind of spam detection; I generally like Google’s spam algorithms, so I’m going to give it a try.
>I love my layout. It’s beautiful, it’s colorful… but I’ve had it for years. I think I need a new one. I’m toying about with the idea of creating my own (I AM a web designer after all, it’s not that hard) but if I can find on that suits my personality, I’ll use it.
So far, I like it. This may help nicely when I’m working NaNo site and need to update this blog.
In even bigger news, though, I’ve finally broken through my nearly one-year dry spell! I bought a nice blank journal book, and have been writing by hand. I’m up to page 72! the story is going well, and it’s an old favorite.
Keep your eye here, I’m working on some amazing updates for my blog, including a new look and feel, twitter updates, and more!
>Apparently, thanks to the fact that I just got Firefox, I found out that the template I’ve been using doesn’t work in Firefox, at all! BUT, I fixed the problem, thanks to the removal of a tiny snippet of code, so it should work now.