Folks, it is with a proud and heavy heart that I announce the launch of my 1990s-era dream, http://jeffreywdern.com!
Now, one thing you may notice is that http://jeffreywdern.com (also accessible via www.jeffreywdern.com and www.jeffreywdern.com when I've tried it) is not hosted by Blogger/Blogspot. It's powered by Wordpress, which as I've mentioned before, I've been playing with for a few weeks now. http://jeffreywdern.com is the culmination of that decision process.
Which isn't to say that I don't like Blogger/Blogspot. I do. I've gotten used to it, gotten accustomed to wrangling it. We've had some really good times. This week, the site reached over 1000 hits since its inception, which I honestly never thought I'd see. But I decided to go with Wordpress for one very simple and overwhelming reason:
I just like it better.
There's a whole host of factors that went into the decision, but on the whole, what Wordpress has given me is a cleaner, neater looking site that's easier for you to navigate and me to edit. So I think that we'll both be happier with http://jeffreywdern.com.
What this all means is that I'll no longer be updating this site. It won't go away entirely -- I wouldn't do that, I'm much too nostalgic. If you get lost, this update (the last and topmost) will be there to redirect you, since Blogger/Blogspot doesn't allow for 301 automatic redirecting. (If that ever changes, I'll implement it gleefully.) I'll even check back here semi-regularly to check out and reply to comments. I will look back on breaking the 1000-hit milestone with fondness. But all the new stuff's going to be on http://jeffreywdern.com so that's where you should go for reviews and other musings.
http://jeffreywdern.com. I'm excited. Can you tell? I think we're going to have a lot of fun with it.