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Announcing My New Website

Well, after quite a bit of hard work and a lot of cursing and name-calling (I definitely implied that the parents of the designers of WordPress, several widgets, and a number of plugins I’m using, as well as those of the designers of the theme I eventually decided I like were never married..and may have also suggested that they indulge in unsavory sexual acts best left undiscussed), I have finally gotten my newly minted website up and operational.

Huzzah.

There are a lot of reasons it was time. LiveJournal is and will continue to be my first love as far as blogging is concerned, but as a writer who wants to be published, I need a home site where, eventually, my fanatically loyal minions readers can go for information about me as an author. LiveJournal…has a lot more of me than that on display. :)

Mostly, though, it’s because I eventually want to have a story in Mike Stackpole’s Chain Story, and one of the requirements is—you guessed it—a website on which to host the story itself.

I’ve been putting it off for several months. It just seemed overwhelming. Every time I looked at themes and tried to figure out WordPress, it seemed so arcane and I just didn’t want to expend the time. But this week at work, I’ve had some downtime (shhhh!) and so it gave me ample opportunity to play.

I’m going to beg everyone’s indulgence over the next couple of weeks as I iron out the kinks. I may double cross-post a time or two, or who knows what. This will be a learning experience for all of us. I’m going to try to post all my writing posts here on Writewright (catchy, no?) and everything else will be on either LiveJournal, Twitter, or Facebook, depending on the nature of it.

It’s a brave new world, and I just hope it doesn’t bite. :)

Originally published at Writewright. You can comment here or there.



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Comments

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bramblekite
Dec. 30th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
congratulations! I love seeing you dare your dreams and I hope your loyal minions buy stacks and oodles of your books!
etherial
Dec. 30th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
I hope you can remember to write writewright right.
kaasirpent
Dec. 30th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
There is a rite of Writewright writing, right?
sydneygb
Dec. 30th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
Nice looking site! Do you need a special login to post a comment? My Wordpress.com identity is being rejected. Cool name, as well. :)
kaasirpent
Dec. 30th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
To be honest, I'm not sure. :) *blush* It's hosted NOT at wordpress.com but elsewhere, if that means anything to you. Maybe you do need to create a login on my site...

I have a plugin I downloaded to allow me to link with Facebook, but I want to see how it goes for a few days before I start tweaking anything else. :)
sydneygb
Dec. 31st, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
There's another Wordpress site I want to join that requires a separate registration, and I believe your new site has a 'register' link at the bottom, too. That may be the answer.
kaasirpent
Dec. 31st, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
Well, I fully intend to crosspost anything I put over there to here, so it doesn't require people to visit another website to read what I have to say. Of course, I do that from FaceBook, but when I tried creating every post over here as a note on FaceBook, it got a little out of hand.

I have noticed that when I edit the post over on my own site, it edits the one here, as well. Which is nice.
craftsman
Jan. 1st, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
Does this mean we are going to keep the existing double LJ/Facebook notifications on Ttwitter, go to single notifications (ideal), triple notifications (bad), six notifications (multiple bad), or 9x notifications (bad squared)?

Not that I am picky or anything.
kaasirpent
Jan. 2nd, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
If it SO disrupts your day to get the occasional repeat, there's an obvious solution.
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