Blog news: New website coming soon, transition headaches possible.

I’ll keep this short, since I’m spending most of my time this weekend working on migrating the blog to a brand new website. I’m tired of WordPress, so starting sometime this weekend, I’ll move everything over to Squarespace and hopefully keep it there for the long haul. Squarespace offers a number of advantages, but the most visible will be that I have much more control over the design and layout, so there should be a big improvement in readability, ease of accessing old posts, and load times when scrolling through the post archive.

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Here’s a preview of the new site layout. Do you love it or do you love it?

In the meantime, a number of interruptions are possible, from incoming links not working to the entire site being down temporarily. Once it’s up, there will probably be some issues with images not showing up, weird formatting, etc. Cleaning all that up will be an ongoing process, so hopefully it isn’t too disruptive. Also, if you’re subscribed either via email or RSS, you will need to resubscribe. I will put one more post on this site before shutting it down with instructions on how to subscribe on the new site.

Finally, I’m moving away from the direct donation link at the bottom of each post and replacing it with a Patreon campaign. For those who aren’t familiar, Patreon is a website that allows you to make small recurring contributions to creators whose work you enjoy. Some people make six-figure incomes through Patreon, although I’m hoping to get $10-$15 per month.

Bottom line, I’m excited to up my blog game with the new site. Thanks in advance for your patience during any downtime due to the transition.

1 Comment

  1. When I saw the title of your blog news email, I immediately closed what I was reading, ( Atlas
    Obscura —— 12 Tons of Liquid Chocolate Blocks Polish Road ) to read the news. Good luck with your site. I will continue to read it anyway.

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