And after all those years I still haven’t gotten over how shitty that blog name actually is.
Boy oh boy, three years already? It sure has been a long time! 1096 posts later and the blog still hasn’t reached 10k views a month. Hah. Who am I to care though? As with all years before it, this has been a great one. Some exciting things have happened, Caves being the most prominent of them. Can’t believe how long it’s lasted, and it’s still going! And thanks to y’all wonderful readers for providing me with the support and critique needed to help me grow and improve. It has been an absolute pleasure, and will try my best to finish the story.
All celebration aside though, we’ve got some planning to do. Surely after three years of writing mediocre posts all day every day you’d think there’s a specific direction we’ve found ourselves wanting to move in? I’d be lying if I said I knew what I was doing, but to say I’m an aimless wanderer wouldn’t be entirely correct either. In fact, my legs have already been set in motion.
Don’t worry, I won’t go into the technicalities of things (I just backspaced all of that), but I’ll say this. I’m moving from Blogger to WordPress. Cue audience gasping. An aimless wanderer no more, I will become… an aimless renegade.
Sure, that’s all fine and dandy, but how does this impact you as a reader? Well, with the move will come a much needed redesign. It will be called Fang Talks v4 (again with the terrible naming) and hopefully I’ll be able to stand it for longer than a year. I’ll make the palette easily changeable, so that’s good. But for the layout, I’ll probably keep it simple. Currently toying with something similar to v2, if anyone remembers that. (The one with the clouds and sun in the background, and the god-awful load times.) Design is hard though, and I have to learn my way into WordPress theming, so this may take some time.
As for feeds, if you’re currently subscribed to the blog.fang.io RSS feed then I hope it’ll pick up the WordPress feed correctly when I make the move. I’ll have an announcement up about that when the time comes. In the worst case scenario all you have to do is add “blog.fang.io” (or possibly “blog.fang.io/feed”) to your reading list, or whatever you may use, and it should pick up the new feed correctly. Let’s hope it won’t be too much of an inconvenience!
And of course, after the blog’s redesign, the fang.io landing page is in for a well-needed revamp. If I’m still alive when that’s done, there’ll be some (hopefully) cool additions to follow!