The one with the blog move and upgrade.

Sorry for the major outage yesterday. I took my blog down for a platform upgrade, and when I brought it back up, the PSU on the web server failed a few hours later.

You’ll notice that some things have changed on my blog – first of all, the location. I decided to move my blog to a subdomain and a new directory to keep organized. Can you believe that I’ve been running on WordPress 2.1.3 since April? Pretty bad, eh? Well, this week, I decided to sit down and re-evaluate a few things about my life, and about my website. I’ve been using this website casually and without purpose. Why do I blog? What are my goals? Why do I pay for a website when I can relatively do the same for free? What am I going to eat for supper tonight? These are all very good questions that I haven’t yet sought answers for, until now.

Why do I blog?
Well, it’s very therapeutic. It’s a place where I can put my thoughts down and not worry about repercussions because, let’s face it, I’m just another fish in an ocean of marine life. Many of my friends don’t usually read my blog, as far as I know, so I can pretty much geek out here and talk about things that I never get to talk about with people, because I haven’t found friends with my common interests. Physical friends, that is, not people I’ve met online.

What are my goals?
To find the Holy Grail! Wait, that’s not right. Anyway, I’ve been doing some researching and after browsing through fellow blogger, Danny Choo’s, own website and reading his article on Blog Monetization, I’ve decided that I want to make my blog into a source of revenue for myself. I work, on average, 77 hours per week. I may have a few hours here and there reserved for fixing computers for people during my free time. So, what does that mean? It means that I am in need of money. Without going into further details that I’ve mentioned before, I am overworked and in need of money to get myself out of my debt situation. It’s not a good situation, but I’m not going to sit back and settle with paying minimum payments for the rest of my life.

Why do I pay for a website when I can relatively do the same for free?
I believe in the old adage, “You get what you pay for.” This is why I have always paid for hosting services and a domain name. Now, as I stated above, it’s time to make that money back and at least break even. I’m not looking to turn this website into a cash cow, but I want to provide a service for my fellow otaku and other interested people, and be able to offer points of sales for people who like some of the stuff I’ve bought in the past and want to buy some themselves.

What am I going to eat for supper tonight?
I was thinking about haddock fillets with some light pasta in a bolognese sauce and garlic bread on the side.

So, over the next week or so, you’ll be seeing some changes as you visit my site. This blog will also be changing – I will no longer be offering some of the services like I have in the past. I want to keep this personal blog as low maintenance as possible, because I will be focusing all my efforts on my main blog. If you’ve been reading this blog through my LiveJournal, you’ll notice that I’ve retired that platform as well. Intrigued? Keep checking back. That is, if anybody is actually reading this thing.


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The one with all the Lesson Reviews.

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