This blog is on life support, and I am not entirely clear on what direction I plan on taking it. Social media is certainly a more efficient method with which to share items, thoughts and comments to a wide range of friends, family and associates. On a macro level, it’s been argued by some that blogs are dead, supplanted by faster, leaner and meaner services. On a micro level, I am finding I have l less scribble about than I did when I started this blog eight years ago, and less inclination to share. I have a lot of entries from my time as an undergrad (sadly, lost in a crash), my time abroad, and my time at grad school, but it becomes a different ball game when a good chunk of my activities are government-related. On a personal level, while I’m new to the Peace, I’m not new to Northern BC and posting things about an area I am intimately familiar with is not nearly as fun as writing about new experiences. I certainly miss those China and travel posts.
The design is also quite old (at least four years, by my reckoning) and I haven’t kept up with the latest plugins and other ‘must have’ WP add-ons. WP even has a new social-media platform called BuddyPress. It really could use a refresh to work in new formats and aesthetics (not that this site was ever an example of cutting edge design and style).
Maintaining an up-to-date WP foundation has also become increasingly less convenient since my host decided to permanently place their servers in safe-mode. With each WP release (and they seem to have new releases every month) I must manually insert the relevant files via FTP. Hardly difficult, but monotonous and annoying procedure nonetheless. It was an automatic process when not blocked by safe-mode. I’ve considered moving companies, but a complete migration can also become a big project very quickly.
So that is the latest regarding this popsicle stand. Maybe I’ll drag it out of its coma.