Just a quick note on the new domain and blog home.
While I quite liked my old WordPress.com theme it was extremely limiting (and it disturbed me that a Tory blogger had the exact same one… it was like bumping into Ann Widdecombe and realising you’ve got the same outfit on*) and didn’t let me try out any plug-ins or anything interesting really.
Since this blog is more a playground than any attempt at a polished product content-wise (I think if the content is good enough the blog design and flexibility is pretty by-the-by: loads of great bloggers have really ugly Blogspot blogs) – somewhere I can collate my web bits and pieces – it seemed like I should definitely move over to the WordPress self-hosted option. So here I am. Welcome to fromtheonline.com.
@petermoore generously said he thinks the site ‘is a few shuffles from looking quite sharp.’
@petermoore is too kind. It’s far from sharp. But I have had a play and it’s nice to know that things I thought would be quite complicated are pretty easy. Mapping the domain so that fromtheonline.wordpress.com re-directs here took 5 mins, not the threatened 72 hours (and cost $10).
Other things to look at if you’re so inclined:
– my Dipity timelines embedded on a page
– Disqus installed for comments
The next project will be to make a neat tidy page as a rolling portfolio, that automatically updates from my feeds. For now, I’m turning the computer off and getting back to my book (Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami).
So sorry to be a party pooper but that’s the housewarming over – cheers for stopping by.
*It was also used by StuffJournalistsLike for a time (they’ve changed now) – that felt like meeting Eddie Izzard and cracking a joke…