Attempting to return to the state of "having a proper website".
Installed MT 4.3
and began an entirely new blog, destined to live at the root of my site. The old blog is still where it was - nowthis.com/log/
; it can live on there as an archive.
Among the many impetuses (yep, looked it up, that's the right word form) for doing it this way was this post by Amber Riviere, widely linked in my twitter feed:
Maintained correctly, your blog is the one tool that will get you the most traffic, and it's the tool over which you have the most control.
The point is for businesses, but it also holds for individuals, particularly professionals.
The logical place to put a blog these days is at the root of the site. Because anyone deciding to check out my online presence is going to find the string 'nowthis', check out the default page and find ... what? a lame table of contents which I never look at and just about never update? No, better to make the home page the main page.
"It's so slow, it feels like I'm on a dial-up modem" ... "You hit the dial button and the phone just sits there, saying it's connecting for 30 seconds" ...
[AT&T] has also delayed bandwidth-heavy features like multimedia messaging, or text messages containing pictures, audio or video. It is also postponing "tethering," which allows the iPhone to share its Internet connection with a computer, a standard feature on many rival smartphones.
Oy. We're actually probably going to get iPhones next week after whatever happens with the iPod announcement on the 9th, so this is just ducky. Would love to see the exclusivity deal with AT&T just go away.
One of many reasons I'm so far out of practice doing this is, I'm awfully fussy about trying to be precise and polished with my posts. The predictable result of this, when one has a full-time job and a marriage and a very young child, is: almost no posts.
So, going to try being less fussy and more think-out-loud-y.
More thinking out loud soon.
p.s. Comments are enabled, but at the moment require authentication (i.e. gotta create an account). That doesn't seem like exactly what I want, but I haven't looked into that part yet.