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This site has officially moved…

Please go to http://www.razakius.com

The address is the same but it is possible that not everyone knew the address and came here in other ways….

Website move

Over the next few days I will be moving this website off of WordPress.com and onto my own server. I hate to say it but the reason for this is largely monetary, not that free isn’t bad compared to pay, but i’m already paying elsewhere and I need to start earning revenue and this site is one of many which will aid via google. I will be trying to limit the amount of advertising on each page to just one panel on the side and link panel on the bottom of the page (with a second possible panel being added to archives & search results). On the bright side, the bar for wordpress.com will no longer be on the top of the site when the move happens. I’m still trying to find a good way to use wordpress’s  global dashboard/username system so if there are any tricks to this, I’d like to hear them!

Side note

As a side note for my site today… I had totally forgotten about my colour for this week and because of that wrote the previous post. I had then considered that I would work on it today, but instead have decided to put it off for a week as I try to get caught up in classes and get a paper that is due next Friday done today instead so that I can get started on another paper further out that is more important. I am starting to think I need more time than the last couple of days to write a paper just to ensure that I get a chance to proof read and make it better than average.

WordPress

Yesterday I played around a little bit with my blog. I changed the categories into the more aesthetic key cloud, some arrangement changes, and some other minor things (thinking about adding a graphic to the top or something like that in the near future).

I also added a new widget for sonirific (or something) as well. This one is supposed to allow you to have streaming music on your site, I thought it might be cool. All the artists on their site are independent which i appreciate, however it also means I don’t know any of them and I don’t have the patience to sit and sift through them all. My biggest complaint with the program is that in order to put something on your site you have to make “soundspots.” This isn’t really that bad except for the fact that you can only have one song in the spot at a time. This is kind of silly as I’d like to have maybe 4 or 5 songs on a small playlist. I just can’t justify spending the time to listen to all these groups and songs for 1 song on my blog… I hope they work on that though because it is a very nice idea.

Move to WordPress

Well originally I had intended on staying with blogger for the posting tools and publish my blog to my personal web-space provided by my internet company. However, I was wanting to change the template over there and thus was republishing the entire site to my server. This apparently was not working so out of frustration and trying to work with it for a few hours, I decided to just move over here to wordpress.

I have a site using the wordpress engine already and have been very happy with it. For this one I’m not using my own server, which I may be able to do, but for now I decided to just put it on wordpress to make life easier. Plus my server has very little space and is using a lot through two other sites that I have running so I figure this is probably a smarter idea in  order to keep my costs down. If I start having issues with keeping this on wordpress, and/or it gets too big, I may go and get it its own server at some point.

On the plus side, wordpress does have a number of features that blogger doesn’t have, is much easier to use and just is all around better, it just doesn’t have the ability to hook up with my internet server directly without having to install the software on that server. It is also quite nice to be using something that I am now more used to using thanks to my other sites, though this is far less powerful than the version that you host yourself.

Word Count: 268 (awww just missed my goal, maybe I will write another post later tonight)

Changing focus

Ok I never really worked on this blog and there are a few reasons for it. One is that I got two other blogs to ignore so I have no time to ignore this one too. The other is I sometimes have a hard time posting to this blog without making it feel redundant… so I thought of a really neat idea last night on how to refocus this blog…

The General Idea is this (Patent Pending)

Blogs were originally about people’s thoughts, what was going on their lives, etc, but now adays it isn’t really there. It is a bunch of rants, and it is a bunch of people wanting to break into the news media. What I wanna do is kind of go back there but in a more unique way. So what I’m going to start doing is allocating about 15-30 minutes a day and just type. Now you may be asking yourself how is this any different than any other blog? Well I’m going to try to type what I think as I think. What this may mean is raw unedited thoughts, and may thus be rather difficult at times to read but I will do my best. Also what this means is that things may seem very random… It may very well shift from one topic to another, with little transition. Even moreso it may also mean that I won’t be explaining who people are… not that you are expected to know who these people are, or what certain things are, but the hope is that if you actually come back you will begin to figure out who certain people I am talking about are in relation to me. I will also do my best to try to throw in links after I write my post if there is something people may want to go read in order to put my post in a better context.

So yes this may be a difficult to read on a day by day basis for people, but I think there is potential for this to be really interesting as well. I hope anyone who stumbles upon this blog begins to appreciate what I am trying to do and enjoys it.

Another blog another day

This is my third current running blog. My other two relate to my medical aspects and my dreams… this one will just be random thoughts and ideas that I have. Much more conversational in fact I hope I get more commenting only so I have a forum to talk about these thoughts I have and develop them better. I don’t know how often I will update it, my medical blog gets updated about once a week, dream one well whenever I have a dream and actually remember to post (once a month) so I am guessing this one will run a new post once every week or two.

Topics that you can expect to see is Gaming, Politics, Religion, and Current Events since these are all things that I tend to think about quite a bit on. I would like to warn people not to get offended. Politics and Religion tend to offend easily, but remember this is not my point in either, I never want to offend people I am just putting out random thoughts on certain aspects of my every day life. If you comment on a post, please keep it constructive, no flaming please, it will get you no where.