Once again, it’s time for yet another blog status update. At least, for those not following said updates on my Twitter feed.
It feels like the blog’s been through a lot over the past month or so:
- The biggest change of course has been the switch of web hosts. So far, Digital Ocean’s working well, especially after I fixed a few early issues. Adding a swap file to the virtual private server’s Ubuntu installation fixed some memory/crashing issues. There’s also finding alternate options for email, as even Digital Ocean urges users to not try installing a full-fledged mail server. (And they were right. I’m using a mix of webmail services instead.)
- I’ve swapped out a few of the plugins and features for more lightweight ones. I dropped the thumbnails from the popular posts in the sidebar in favor of simple ordered lists.
- That said, I’ve also had to add a few new plugins. One plugin is to avoid posts not being published at their scheduled time. I’ve also brought back the featured posts sidebar list, a rotating selection of five posts I’d like to highlight.
- I apparently stopped using Google+ just in time, as Google is shuttering the ultimately unsuccessful social network.
The “hire me” page returns
Without going too far off-topic, I’m currently looking for a new full-time job. My current job’s company didn’t have their contract with the state renewed, and thus is winding down operations in several months.
Given those reasons, I thought reviving the “hire me” page might be worthwhile. It’s basically a page advertising my services as a writer and creator of online content. While I’d prefer full-time permanent work, I’ll also consider freelance and/or part-time work.