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Looking for a new home

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This is an open call to any web designers/blog virtuosos looking for opportunities to help out humble writers like myself as I try to squeeze life back into my writing routine and transform this blog into one I can be proud of. I’ve secured employment for now to handle post-university life, but am committed to pour every ounce of my energy into this outlet. I love writing and am deeply saddened by how far I’ve let it fall by my life’s wayside.

As part of the rebirth, I am looking to move this blog to a hosted service while sticking with the WordPress platform, and would welcome any recommendations as to what would suit my needs. While I enjoy the designs available at wordpress.com, I find them increasingly inflexible as my online life expands and becomes evermore integrated. So an integration-friendly, powerful, and professional design would be right up my alley. Consider it a chance to showcase your skills, help out an aspiring writer, and be part of what we can turn this into.

Please leave a comment with your info (I have to approve it so it won’t be disclosed publicly) or send me a message on twitter

Can’t wait to hear from you!

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Written by jon.

February 13, 2009 at 2:15 pm

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Blog Updates

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Hey everyone

I’m just dropping a quick post to give you the heads up about a few of the site changes that I hope will not only make navigation a little easier, but also provide you with a few ways of accessing the content that has piqued my interest recently.

First off, I’ve noticed so far that I have been a little long winded in posts, and while that may change, I have chosen to implement page breaks. This means that for each post I make, only the initial chunk or an introduction will be found on the first page. This doesn’t mean less content, although it does mean that I insist you put in a little bit more effort and click the Read More at the bottom of said chunk in order to get access to the rest of the post. Also, I (mostly) expect that embedded videos will make their appearances after the jump, as to speed up load times of the site. There will of course be the odd attention grabbers that will make the front page, but I will keep these to a minimum. I feel these changes will help make the blog speedier and easier to navigate, so I hope you enjoy them!

There’s more changes to read about, but it’s time for a test… Read the rest of this entry »

Written by jon.

January 25, 2008 at 2:24 pm

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