So I know – this site’s been pretty quiet for the last 3 months or so. In part that’s because I’ve been too busy to write much.
Habitual visitors will notice that, as of today, there’s been a bit of a rebuild. It seemed like it was long overdue, for a mixed bag of reasons…
Most importantly, I realised round about March time that the structure of the existing site really didn’t reflect what I wanted to write about any more. “Moving to the US” was a great core topic for a while, but I’m getting to the point where it’s… done (for the most part). Here I am. This is day-to-day life.
I was also maintaining two separate online presences, one here, and one on Yahoo! 360.
On top of all that, the design was getting a little long in the tooth – I built the page templates way back in August 2003 (I know that, because I’d just finished them when the iBook I was using was taken by burglars).
So rather than keep writing, I’ve been pouring my erratic free time into migrating the site to a new (easier to manage) system – WordPress – and rebuilding the templates. There’s a bit of whizz-bang in this new incarnation, as much “because I can” (and because I felt like I should get my head around Ajax-type site functions in the interests of career development) as anything else. And (whizz-bang aside) it’s just a bit fresher, to my eyes at least.
In addition, I’m doing away with the Yahoo! 360 blog – all the posts have been ported over and recategorised. And the category structure in general has been altered to contain everything in one place.
I’m going to attempt to write something at least twice a week from now on. Some pieces will be on long-established topics (life in America, sustainability), some will be new topics that I’ve wanted to tackle, but didn’t have a home for.
Anyway, all that is to come. Welcome to the new site.