When my site went down last November, it caused me a…certain level of stress. Not because of this blog, but because it also meant that WriteTrack was down–right in the middle of National Novel Writing Month. In scrambling to get WriteTrack back up, we moved everything to a new server. Or, almost everything. It turned out that a lot of the images and CSS that the blog required didn’t make the jump. My hosting provider kindly offered to stand up the old server so I could finish moving the necessary files, but I decided it really wasn’t worth it–I’d built the blog in APEX as a way of learning more about the tool and how to milk it for all it’s worth, but it was never going to be as full-featured as a true blogging platform built and maintained by people who view it as their day job. So, instead, I worked with my sister–who is very talented, and can actually be hired for this sort of thing!–to set up a new WordPress-based blog.
What does this mean to you? Well, for one thing, it means that you can count on the site being less…quirky…in the future. The old site had a few issues, which aren’t going to be part of the new site. I’ll also be adding more graphics to my posts–screenshots and so forth–since I don’t have to manually build the HTML to display them (yay!).
Here’s to a new year, and a new system!