As many of you know I have recently celebrated 5 years of blogging in the Tabulas site. When I started blogging in 2005 I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was even reluctant at first. I wasn’t internet savvy so I didn’t know what one blogs about except for the few ones I’ve seen. The hardest for me was to come up with a name for my blog.
But I did know that writing about my life in america would be fun. Back then I have only been here for 1 1/2 years. I wrote detailed emails to keep in touch with my family and friends at home and I found myself writing the same stuff to each of them. I thought, wouldn’t it be great if I could just point them to a website where they can read about it and not feel obliged to write me as long a response?
I was also “newly” married (one year and a half earlier), just moved in to our condo and was expecting a baby (which I later on miscarried). There was a lot I could write about. So many changes. Changes. Aha! That’s it, I could talk about transitions, my thoughts on transitions. So my blog was born.
I was happy with my blog host Tabulas. I liked it that I have a different blog host than most. I stumbled upon it by accident because I messed up something when I was applying for Blogger – I didn’t understand a lot of the internet jargon back then. Just a little tweaking with the lay-out, I would be fine staying put forever. But last year I got a domain host, paid a 2 year subscription (to get the discount) for my online porfolio since as a graphic arts designer you are almost always expected to get one. Even if I was fine with Tabulas, I was a little envious of the bells and whistles that WordPress has. So I thought, why not? It would be good for me to explore and learn what is out there. Thus this website.
Although I am pleased with this magazing type lay-out where I can special places for categories I like to talk about (my mommy projects, Evan, running and being a new vegan), there’s some tinkering to be done. As expected of an artist I have a definite picture in mind in how I want this website to look like. I am not satisfied with the color, I want the pictures of the older posts in the main category to be smaller to give emphasis to the most recent entry, I want to change some of the fonts – so that will motivate me to study up some more on web design programs. Who knows I might come up with my own theme.
So that is one of the reasons why I am still keeping the Tabulas site. For a few of weeks, it will post excerpts of my newer entries here so people will know where to find me. Also when I need to make major changes or if this site is down, I will post my scheduled entry in Tabulas. The other reason is that although I still have 14 months left in my domain subscription, I don’t know if I will renew it or not. It is kind of expensive. So for now I have to put it to good use so I will have more reasons to putting it up.
As you have noticed I have posted some of my old entries. This is to help give my website some form instead of blank boxes. I do plan to feature articles I’ve written before once in a while.
Thank you for following me to this site and enjoy.