It's been a long time coming, but I am finally making the switch to WordPress.
As anybody who is still using this platform knows, Blogger blows. Aside from the inherent limitations and generic-ness of the template, my main issue with Blogger has to do with the lack of a way to integrate (in terms of design, searchability, ownership, and location) the content that I post here with my artist website, kristiner.com.
I've had a simple HTML-based website for ten years (since GeoCities-RIP!) and I've had this blog, though the name has changed a couple of times, for well over four years. Simply put, managing two separate (and increasingly anachronistic) formats has become very tedious and confining. Especially considering that Facebook and Twitter have emerged as far more efficient methods of dealing with certain things that I used to use the blog for - things of the "what are you doing now?" variety along with the usual self-promotional chatter that precedes any kind of gig or upcoming event.
For everything else, WordPress offers an extremely flexible, artist-friendly solution, and I recommend it heartily. I've found a great template by Graph Paper Press that is elegant, functional, and easily adaptable, allowing me to string together posts that feature writings, compositions, tour journals, news, reviews, etc., and best of all, everything will remain in one place.
So from now on you can keep up with me at kristiner.com.
When you get there, navigate to the Welcome page for an explanation of how everything works.
You can continue to subscribe to my blog posts at my new RSS feed: feed://kristiner.com/blog/feed/
Thanks, as always, for reading, and thanks for the continued support. Exciting things are coming down the pipe, and I hope you will stick around...