I’m scattered in many things, and much of what I do, I do unevenly. My projects get done bit by bit with gaps in between. Thus with my website. I put it up a couple of years ago using the BlueHost’s proprietary site building software, so when my hosting agreement with them expired unexpectedly, all of the architecture of the pages vanished also. I got a new host for my domain and somehow figured out how to put up a place holder page. Time passed, which is always my problem.. I can generally figure out how to do something like this, but unless I do it regularly i forget all the various passwords and steps involved. It doesn’t help that the hosts I use have bizarre, contraintuative interfaces. So in the midst of all the LJ kerfluffle, and my attempts to clean up and unify my online presence, I turned my attention to that placeholder page which had a link to a WordPress blog that I had installed on the site, but couldn’t remember how to access. Could I figure out a way to point the link to my recently revived WordPress-hosted blog?
The answer is no, but I did figure out how to build a new re-direct page with a proper link and, after much fumbling got it up live. This involved me figuring out some things in Dreamweaver and a couple of failed FTP attempts. I probably ended up doing it the hard way all in all, and I have hired someone to do a total redesign and relaunch of my site, so I don’t think I’ll be doing much more tinkering, but I still feel a little bump of acomplishment.
Here’s something else of interest: WordPress has taken note of the lj situation by posting special instructions for importing your lj entries over to WP account. I haven’t tried it yet, but it looks like an intriguing possibility.
Here’s something else that makes me happy: a Japanese ink brush pen. So nice to draw with.