You might have noticed a new look to Renegade Sanctuary today, or even during the weekend. For years, I’ve used Movable Type as my blogging system of choice, but as time moved on and my needs changed I found myself increasingly limited by what I could do with my MT blog with the limited time I had.
Now this has nothing to do with skill, because I know I could have learned what I needed to get Renegade Sanctuary were I wanted. No, it was a matter of what I wanted to spend my time doing. Instead of tinkering with the blog, I’d rather be writing, and with this in mind I decided to make the leap to WordPress.
With the wealth of themes, plugins, and other extensible functions and design elements, I could easily change my blog with little effort. Compare that with the near Herculean effort of finding any sort of theme or design for Movable Type and you can see the appeal.
It took a little work during the weekend (and some help from great friends on Plurk. Hello Allan!) to migrate everything, but thankfully with the use of my blogging software, Ecto, I was able to quickly restore my old entries from MT to WordPress in only a couple of clicks. I looked around for a couple of themes and decided on a couple of them, starting with Chris Pearson’s NeoClassical. A very nice and clean theme which I plan to build on by switching out the default images and adding a couple of more widgets.
Since I’m still new to WordPress, if there are some plugins or widgets you’d recommend I use, please feel free to leave me a comment and I’ll look into it.
So, without further discussion, I’m off to continue writing. Keep an eye out here for new features, content and for details on a new writing project I’m working on involving social media and fiction.
Talk to all of you later!