I’ve been getting the urge to blog again, and as much as I’ve thrown in my lot with Google–more on that in a later post–I’m not as keen to use Google+ as a blogging platform as I used to be. Social networking is fine, but I want to own my blog.
And, for various reasons, I wanted a change. Dreamhost did well for running a simple WordPress blog, but I wanted more. Specifically, I wanted a really great landing page for my About The Author links and a nice blog on the side. I wanted better social integration and some ecommercey stuff for my books.
Both Leo Laporte and Dan Benjamin keep talking up Squarespace, so I decided to check it out. And it was exactly what I was looking for. So I used Hover.com to transfer my domains from Dreamhost and GoDaddy (don’t judge me, it was the only way to get a .in domain in the US when I registered kirv.in) and directed them to Squarespace.
Jeff.Kirv.in is my main page, my “About The Author” page. I’ll post updates here infrequently, like if I ever actually end up doing a book tour.
Writing On Your Palm is the blog, which I’ll be updating on the rigorous schedule of “when I darn well get to it.” You can find it at http://jeff.kirv.in/woyp Here I’ll cover the same eclectic grab bag of writing, technology and science that I’m known for. If you like that sort of thing, then it’s the sort of thing you’ll like. Hope to see you around.