So after thinking it over for a while I decided to create a new primary site for myself (yes, I love wordpress.com. but I wanted something that would give me both a bit more freedom in terms of plugins and customization, and the ability to monetize my site). Anyway, you can find the new site here: http://witha2ist.com
Oh yes, and as if that weren’t enough I also have a new book out. It is Of Shards and Shadows, the revised version/ sequel of The Shadow Walker.
A little over a week ago I posted a poll asking whether I should try to keep this blog focused exclusively on my writing, or if I should expand the focus in order to keep the updates coming. Seeing how the blog is fairly new, and I’m not too good at promoting it, the response was understandably muted… okay, let’s be honest, it was almost non-existent. I fact there was only one reply, and that one was for the ‘whatever floats your boat’ option, so while I’ll try to keep from going too fat overboard, I will be expanding the focus of this thing.
I don’t know what happened earlier today, but when I logged into my wordpress account I came across one of the funniest bugs I have ever encountered: for whatever reason the ‘i’s were missing throughout the interface. Yes, it’s a silly thing, and it didn’t really extend to the posts themselves, so its impact was fairly limited, but it still left me scratching my head. The good news is that the ‘i’s are back, because the one th ng that became nstantly apparent when was deal ng w th that bug was that t s k nd of d ff cult to do w thout them!
As you may have noticed, I decided to stick with a cheap-sounding, free, URL for this site, rather than paying for a domain of my own. I do realize that that does not come across as all that professional, but in the end I figured that the pros outweighed the cons, why? Well, there are a couple of reasons.
First of all there is the fact that I am leaning towards having a couple of separate blogs for different purposes, and integrating them as best I can via their menus. This one will focus on my books and maybe on some of my experiences as a writer struggling to get the word out about the fact that, even though my refusal to sign up for a facebook account would seem to suggest otherwise, I do exist.
That means that there will be no posts about politics, pets or pet peeves here (and also that posts may be few and far between).
The second reason has to do with the fact that, if for whatever reason I fail to renew my domain, all links to my site/blog would immediately become dead ends. By choosing the free option I’m hoping to add a measure of stability to the whole thing. I don’t know if this bet will pay off, and as usual I reserve the right to change my mind, but at least for the time being that’s where I stand.