Friends, my last two exams are over at last - and winter break is officially upon us! I'm actually quite happy with the way those two exams went, and it's lovely to have them over and done with at last. Also, school ended at noon today so I spent the last couple of hours working at the library, which is always so much fun. I hinted at this slightly in yesterday's post, but today I have an announcement to share with you involving this website and some changes that will be made in the coming days.
But first: some background.
I don't know if any of you have been here with me since the very beginning (almost two years ago, I believe - do you remember the first Wordpress-hosted blog with the pink/white/black colour scheme?). I originally created that blog in order to share my writing and music with you, and I loved the community that grew around it. I made so many wonderful friends and discovered an incredible amount of new blogs, and I couldn't be more grateful.
After having moved to a self-hosted website, though, I feel some of that community has disintegrated. And it's a shame, especially since the blog is still such a huge part of it, that it's suddenly become relegated to the background rather than the centrepiece.
So what does that mean for you and this website?
I'm taking the step of converting this into a full-on blog. The main thing that will entail is a full redesign, so as to fit the purposes better, and a name change. I will be reorganising my tags and categories so that it's easier to navigate and find what you want to find. Other than that, I'll also be talking more about not just my writing and music, but all of my interests. I want this to be a place where we can connect not just over the two main things (which still are writing and music!) but also over smaller things that make up my life.
The home page will, therefore, be the blog, which will also make it easier for email subscribers to navigate to the posts they want. All other pages will remain intact - you can still look at Frozen Hearts' blurb whenever you want (since I know that's a huge part of your daily routine!) and find out ways you can contact me. The URL of the blog will also stay the same.
I've thought about this quite a bit over the past couple of months and I think it's going to be the best decision not only for me, but also for the community around the blog. So over the weekend, I also want to let you know that this URL will be down for the majority of the time - you'll get a splash page if you try to visit. That's just so I can install the new theme, update information, and test the waters.
Y'm slightly nervous about this but so, so excited. I think you're going to love the way it turns out, and I cannot wait to share it with you.