Friday, August 21, 2015

I have a new home

A virtual one, that is. After almost a year of thinking, planning, and fiddling about with the idea, I finally completed setting up my WordPress site!

The motivation behind it was the general rule of thumb that writers should have a website, and although it's not even a custom URL (yet), it's a start. For the longest time, I shied away from WordPress because it just seemed (and indeed it is!) too complex (compared to Blogger at least), but perhaps that itself makes it more professional. I tinkered around endlessly with different themes before I finally got the page to look like how I wanted but it is still pretty rudimentary. To continue with the metaphor of a new home, I still have to decorate, put up essential fixtures and fittings, and in general make it truly mine.
That means that I'm not quitting Blogger (this space) yet. I still need to figure out how to integrate the two if at all and till then, I'll continue blogging here.
But do have a look at the site and let me know what you think! Suggestions are welcome and in fact needed. While building the page, I had initially used a different theme and shared it with a handful of friends. Let's just say the response was kind of lukewarm so I reworked the entire thing, suffering through multiple headaches along the way, and I have to say, I am quite impressed by my own hard work. :P So, err, please be kind in your criticism if any!