Welcome To Thoughts On Transitions

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.

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8 Responses to Welcome To Thoughts On Transitions

  1. Ed says:

    Something I have wanted to do for some time but just haven’t done. This new blog looks really sharp and I hope you enjoy it.

  2. MC says:

    I’ve been toying with getting my own domain but a combination of lack of time and lack of know how on how to proceed had kept me from going forward. Can you discuss this in a post later on please.

  3. geri says:

    Thanks Ed, there are hair pulling occasions especially at the beginning but is an exciting process. Your new blog look, if you decide to do it, should be something to look forward to.

  4. geri says:

    MC, your post gave me an idea maybe I should offer to host blogs for a minimum fee, that way I could pay for this domain hehe . WordPress has really great themes for photoblogs, you should check it out. I would be happy to answer to your questions.

  5. Emilie says:

    Din, I love your new website! it just makes so much sense to combine everything together in one site when you have a lot of sub sites/topics that you are also doing. And it sort of gives a good idea of you and your thoughts and interests as a whole. I love it. I would have complained though if you didn’t put this thing here where I could just leave random comments. :) I quite like this feature. And it’s better because the comments are not to “exposed” on the first page. I look forward to all the wonderful things this brings. To my mind, you are moving in the right direction! and wow, this comment page is allowing me to write a long one too! hope this doesn’t cut me off. :)

  6. Arla says:

    hi ger, congrats for the 5yrs of bloggin’, wishing u more years of sharing, informing and motivating your readers like me. nice template/design.

  7. geri says:

    Thanks Em, I am enjoying my new site more than I expected. It also puts pressure on me to post more entries to so that the other categories will look different. The longer your comment the better hehehe

  8. geri says:

    Thanks Arla, I’m always happy to know that this blog help other pinays in some ways. =)

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