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The Great Blog Switch

It is official. I have moved my blog back to Wordpress after a 3 year hiatus, which I honestly thought was only 2 years. The past 3 years, I have been using Squarespace as my blog host/platform. In July 2011, there was a vulnerability in my Wordpress installation that was exploited and no matter what I tried, I could resolve the problem. So I moved over to Squarespace, which meant paying for blog hosting but it also meant a kind of insurance and tech support that I did not have when the software was free. I was not unhappy at Squarespace. I enjoyed trying to play within the templates, and I appreciated the kind of analytics and comment features Squarespace provided. When Squarespace 6 came along, I upgraded my site and bought the domain youhadmeatneurotic.com.

Recently, I just kept feeling the confines of the design templates available on S6 and I was playing around with WP again for my professional portfolio site and thought, "why not?" So, I made the move back and so far, so good. I'm sure as I go through the site I'll find broken links, missing files and photos and will do my best to update links, etc. If you see something I missed, let me know: devonfralston@gmail.com or using the Contact Form in the menu bar.

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Thanks for sticking around while I work out the wrinkles from this digital move across platforms.

 

blog sprucing

I felt like sprucing up the blog a bit so I spent some time yesterday working on some new design elements. I'd considered completely redesigning it, using a new theme but the more I worked on it, the more I liked elements of this design better and so I focused on ramping up the colors, background, etc. 

I'm still getting used to it and may end up changing the background to something less bold, but for now, I'll see how it works. I'm desperately trying to make it Spring.