So, it’s no secret that I haven’t been posting much at all lately. There is a reason for that, it’s not because I’m shutting down the Capoeira Blog or I’m getting bored of posting or anything else, don’t worry.
It’s because I recently started a new job, and I just got a new apartment, so big changes are afoot in the life of this 23 year old blogger/capoeirista.
Because I have this real life stuff to deal with, blogging really hasn’t been on the top of my list of priorities. Getting a new place, packing, moving, etc, all while dealing with the stresses of a new job, is making my life pretty nutty right now. Not to mention the toll that it’s taking on my capoeira time (I haven’t been going to class much at all lately).
So, this has clearly had a tangible impact here at The Capoeira Blog. I have a bunch of half-written posts in draft state sitting around, but I just don’t have the time (or the mental capacity at this point) to get them ready to be viewed by you fine readers. I want to deliver quality posts, not constant fluffy filler.
I’ve also been thinking about totally overhauling The Capoeira Blog.
I really want to start self-hosting, because there is so much more that I could do with it if there were no free WordPress.com restrictions.
However, this will require me to purchase my own domain name and server space, set up a blog by myself and import all of the posts and comments (that’s a scary thought; I don’t want to lose anything!), and I’ll end up losing all of my site statistics (hits, Google page rank, etc) and probably some of my readers. It’s a pretty big, daunting undertaking.
On the awesome side though, it will allow me far greater customization of the site’s design and layout (the free templates are OK, but I want to be able to customize it to the way I really want it) , and I’ll be able to do a lot more with plug-ins and other blog tools (I might look into getting a forum, for example).
So, clearly this is a big deal, and it hasn’t been weighing lightly on my shoulders. I’m worried about losing readers and links when I make the switch, etc.
So, that’s what has been up, and what is coming up. I hope you all understand. And like I said, I don’t plan on going anywhere. I just wanted to let you know why I’ve been posting so sporadically.
I promise that we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when my life returns normal.
P.S. I just noticed that my last 4 posts have all been a week from each other. Kinda interesting, but it’s not ideal, which illustrates why I’m letting you know what’s up.
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