After eight years of blogging with Blogspot, I’ve finally decided to get my own domain. It’s something that I’ve been planning for years, but it never really entered my mind to really get one. My plans for it included a portfolio, or a writing blog, but as years went by, it just kept getting pushed back.
Thanks to my good friend Yvie, I have a host and a domain. She got it all up really fast. I just shot her an email asking if she’s still a reseller, and the next thing I knew, I was sending the payment and filling up an application form.
It’s still not ready, although the domain is functioning. For now, I’ll be found on this domain, but soon I’ll move. I’ll miss Blogspot, as it’s been my home for so long. I’ve learned the basics of HTML through here, and I’ve seen the service change from it’s pre-Google days to what it is now.
Oh well, it’s about time for a change right?
Once upon a time there was a man who, from the comforts of his home in his native land, traded with merchants from far off places. Places where one needed wings to cross the seas even for just a visit, where one can find numerous treasures and discover places not found in any other land.
Though happy with this means of acquiring things, the man wondered if there was anything similar anywhere in his country. A market where he could share his own wares with his people, and spread the joy of acquiring interesting items. He searched high and low, but unless he wasn’t as thorough as he thought, he couldn’t find any. So, armed with nothing more than basic knowledge and a passion to succeed, the man braved the world he once was just happy to be a mere participant of.
A decade later, the man takes a step back to admire all that he has achieved. It wasn’t a smooth sailing by any means, but it had been a journey where challenges were overcome, lessons learned and friends met. Today, he enjoins all to help him celebrate by sharing words that they have stumbled across in sacred tomes and found memorable. A prize worthy of the name Avalon would be given: a book penned and illustrated by two well known names in the literary world, with even the author’s own signature marking it. Should one decide to seek more ways to ensure that prize (and get some other items along the way), it is possible.
So head on to the Avalon.ph blog, check out the mechanics for this newest contest to win! Good luck, for you’ll need it as I intend to be the winner! *cheers*
So I did it.
I closed down (well, in the process of, anyway) my first blog and am moving on here. Still on Blogspot, still with the same title, but this time, no excess baggage.
Not that I’d call my old posts excess baggage (which connotes a negative meaning of sorts), but more of things that should be retired from the blogsphere (though probably, it can be found by a Google search or something).
Does this mean I’ll be blogging more often? I don’t really know, but I’ll definitely try.