Four Years of Musings and a New Place to Muse

Hello and welcome to the new home of the Warchief’s Command Board! I’m excited to kick things off again with a new, improved (I hope!) look for the blog, along with a few new bells and whistles!

While redesigning, I’ve tried to incorporate a few more easy-to-find links and blurbs to help people catch up and get (re-)oriented to what I know can be some fairly daunting continuity — see the first handful of inquisitive links under the blog header. (Also, coming soon to the “When Is This?” page: a running timeline of blog events with links to key posts!)

The new site also includes a number of forums, open to everyone to use for discussions of all sorts. One of the things I’ve most enjoyed about the blog is the way it’s built up its own community, evidenced perhaps most clearly when we were holding our semi-regular meta raids in Siege of Orgrimmar last year. I’d like to encourage that sense of community and interaction, and I hope these forums can help be part of that. Everyone is welcome to read; posting requires registration with the site, but once you’re registered, you can also choose to use that login as your username for blog comments as well.

I’m still in the process of tinkering with the new site, so there will probably be more tweaks here and there over the next few weeks as we go through a bit of a shakedown period. While that’s going on, please do poke around, test things out, and let me know if you run into any problems or if anything just plain doesn’t look right. (And, you know, if anyone out there happens to be a CSS coding guru, I might have a favor or two to ask!)

While you’re looking around, I’ll also encourage you to spread a little rating / “like” love around some of your favorite posts; likes and ratings from the old WordPress site didn’t carry over to this new one, so there’s a fresh slate here in terms of reader feedback. This isn’t completely an ego-driven request, either (Okay, okay, it’s partially ego-driven! But not completely!) — one of the extra gizmos that I haven’t yet activated will let me add a small menu to one of the sidebars that links to top-rated posts, so this could be a way for everyone to draw attention to some of their favorites! (Please make sure you’re rating posts on this domain, though; one of the things I’m still working on is updating in-text links to link only to these pages, not to the old blog.)

Oh, and speaking of liking things… you can now give thumbs-ups (and thumbs-downs, but those aren’t as fun to think of) to readers’ comments!

The old blog on the WordPress site will remain intact indefinitely, but all new content will be happening here. Anyone who was subscribed to the old site will be migrated over automatically shortly after this page goes live, but just to be safe, I’d encourage you to check back periodically just to be sure. If it looks like you’re not getting notifications as you had in the past, please let me know.

With all that said, let me shut up and let everyone have some fun looking around and taking the new digs for a test drive (but leave the metaphor mixing to me)! As always, thanks to everyone for visiting, reading, commenting, and making the WCB such a fun ride.

Four years down… who knows how many to go?

 

Be seeing you,

Averry

Summer Sabbatical
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7 Responses to Four Years of Musings and a New Place to Muse

  1. Congratulations on the new site! It looks SUPER! Here’s to another 4 years! >;D

     
  2. Taktani says:

    Yaaaaaaay! 😀

     
  3. Shenwei Pureblossom says:

    ((Looking good, bossman! Here’s to four more years!))

     
  4. wolfgangcat says:

    Grats on your new site!

     
  5. Alayea says:

    ((Looking great. 🙂 ))

     

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