Jen has started up a new blog and, as usual, that has me thinking about my own blog. I haven’t written much of anything lately, and most of what I have written has been about the process of rebuilding old blogs after they got hacked. But I like to reconsider my position from time to time and that is what I am doing now.
One lingering question is how hard I’m going to work to salvage posts from the old blogs. Although all that material was deleted from my site, local backups do exist. I could restart the old blogs on a local machine at home and extract the posts for re-use.
That would be a fair amount of work and I have to ask if it’s justified. Recent events might, after all, have been a whack upside the head telling me it’s time to move on. Still, I put a lot of work into those posts and many of them are still relevant. I’ve also been thinking about trying out the latest versions of my favorite flavors of Linux, which I would need to do anyway to give the blogs a local server.
As of now, I do want to try and recover the old posts. We’ll see how far I get with that project, given all the other demands on my time and energy.
One thing I have done is to update the theme I use. After studying the latest offerings, I am now using Catch Evolution, which is the same theme Jen uses on her new blog. It gives much the same feel as the old theme, but is much more up to date and much better able to display correctly on mobile devices like phones and tablets.
The last consideration is to ask myself how I will keep myself organized and committed if I do decide to blog regularly. I’m going to test that by planning ahead. I’ve started a catch list to gather topic ideas, interesting quotes, etc. I will also use that list to create something of an outline to give a structure to a series of posts. If it works and I can get a series of posts lined up, then I’ll feel more confident about being able to keep it up.
We’ll see how that works out.
-= G =-