A move to my own domain

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.

>Brace yourself…

>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.

So hopefully, my beloved stable of commenters (all ten of you) can comment free of impediment. 🙂

>I need a new layout

>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.

I dunno. I’ll look around and see!

>Testing Scribe Fire

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I’m testing Scribe Fire, a Firefox add-on that’s supposed to let you update your block from within your browser. I tried Deepest Sender, but that’s primarily a livejournal client,  and I need one that updates both LJ and Blogger.  So far, I like the interface on this one; it just opens a window beneath the browser site you’re looking at, so you can blog about whatever you see there, if you want, or just not be interrupted while you do. 

So far, I like it.  This may help nicely when I’m working NaNo site and need to update this blog.

>The dragon awakens from her slumber

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Did you miss me? I missed me. It’s been almost a year now, and it’s about time for NaNo season to come! We’re gearing up and making big changes to the site.

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!