TURNING IT ON ITS EAR…
Welcome, all! Pour your favorite beverage and stay awhile at my new website!
I’ve been talking about updating for awhile. The biggest reason I decided to move? I’m a big fan of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In the last year, especially, I’ve been noticing that everyone in the world–Facebook, Blogger, G-mail, et cetera–likes to “improve” what “ain’t broken” every couple of months. Googlepages was a wonderful solution for me back when I decided I wanted a web presence back in January of 2006; it was simple and gave me everything I needed. While I love technology, I’m not what you’d call in the least a techno-geek: the learning curve for me is rather high. They were the first to introduce me to the idea that I could maintain my own site in just a few minutes a week for very little cash output.
For the last year or so, perhaps longer, Googlepages was touting the upcoming migration of all of its sites to a new platform, Google Sites. I was not excited about this–I saw yet another “they should have left it alone” nightmare. And guess what? I was right. Google Sites and I did not mesh. I’m sure it’s a wonderful platform for many people, but I just found it clutsy, half of the features I liked were gone, and the first time I tried to update my site post-migration it was as though I had to learn how to do things all over again. I figured, if I have to learn how to do something all over again, why not do it in a new platform and get a snazzy new site simultaneously? So here I am at WordPress at the recommendation of a friend. So far, I’m loving it. And they’ll make it easy for me to register a new domain (I’d like to change it to my new name now, anyway), and eventually upgrade for more space, more audio, video, and a number of other features.
I’m migrating everything that was on the old site, so be patient if there are some pages that aren’t quite done yet. For the time being, you can visit www.kristipetersen.net. Once this is all over, then…then I’ll have to figure out how to delete my old site. With Googlepages, that was easy. I’m sure with Google Sites, that’ll take me awhile to figure out!