The last few months have been hectic! Not only have I been on the hunt for a new job (still no luck) and building a website for a local dance club, but as you’re no doubt aware I’ve been blogging pretty regularly. I’m not sure I’ve ever maintained a writing schedule this rigorous before. It’s been quite a learning experience: developing a voice, trying out different blog topics, and just simply making a habit of writing. I’m actually developing a nice routine. I still have some areas where I need to improve, but I’m pretty happy with the progress I’ve made so far.
With that said, I’m happy to announce that some big and exciting changes are coming soon.
For starters, this blog is getting a new name in the coming weeks. For a while, I’ve felt that Irish Ninjutsu not only represents a different person than I am today, but no longer represents the direction I’m heading in. I have lots of ideas for new content opportunities, and I needed a name that was more appropriate. And after many weeks of brainstorming (and much frustration vented on Twitter), I’ve finally found a new name I was searching for!
I don’t know when I’ll be able to reveal this new name, but I’m starting work now to the new logo as well as reserving the URL. I’m hoping to launch both before the end of July, but it’ll all depend on my schedule.
In addition, this blog will eventually transition from its current form on Blogger so something entirely new built upon WordPress. Although I’ve been very satisfied with Google’s blogging platform over the years, it’s not capable enough for the ambitions I have. My recent work with WordPress has been very positive. I wasn’t sure how well the “blogging” software would perform when building a full website, but I’ve been incredibly impressed. For a long time, I have wanted to “relaunch” the personal website I built in high school, and using WordPress I may just accomplish that goal.
If you like me, and you like what I’ve been writing about, than perhaps this won’t mean much to you. I’m not planning any changes to what I’m already writing. There may be a few new things, but I really like the rapport and routine I have right now, and I ony hope to strengthen them. This isn’t a charter for change, this is a promise of new and better things in the future.