After seven years of going by “Anthony’s Notes,” my blog now finally has a new name: “Diverse Tech Geek.” But how did I come up with the name?
I take a look at what updates and changes I’ve made to the blog, including shutting down the site’s Patreon page, as well as use of the GeneratePress theme.
Here’s the latest blog update post summing up some of the changes I’ve made to the blog recently, including an older theme coming back.
It’s time for a year in review look at Anthony’s Notes. How has 2016 treated the blog? Which posts were the most popular?
Some news updates about my blog/website, including a new site host, changes and updates to older posts, and a revival of the Facebook page.
If you’ve been visiting the site at all lately, you’ll notice I’ve revised Anthony’s Notes yet again. I’ve changed the site’s theme to a new one (Beetle), then used a child theme and a plugin to change some of the color and layout elements.
If you’ve been reading my site over the past few days, you’ll notice one new change. I’ve moved the site from HTTP to HTTPS, thus giving the site a nice green lock icon next to the URL in your browser.
For those interested in the latest things I’m technologically doing with the blog, you’ll be pleased to hear I’ve set up a pair of resource pages, which’re now live. Both pages are a curated set of my favorite, most popular, or most useful blog posts. One page focuses on technology, the other on comics, animation, and other media.
A year ago, I gave the blog’s categories its first major reorganization since I started up the self-hosted version of the blog in 2010.
Since then, however, a few more things have changed, and I thought it was time to organize the categories further. You’ll see I reduced the number of categories back to (basically) what they were before. I didn’t really have enough posts in the “TV,” “Other Media,” and “Movies” categories to justify their existence, so they’ve been re-merged back into one “Media” category, with the TV/movie categories turned into tags.
As of earlier tonight, I now have a Patreon page set up for the blog.
In the past, I’ve tried PayPal donation buttons, plus the current use of Google AdSense ads. However, neither has ever worked well. Thus, I thought I’d try the “crowdfunding” method that’s currently in vogue.