It’s been what… five years?
Yes. Five years. Five years since I attempted to convert a former friends group blog into something else. It’s actually an excuse for me to keep this really awesome domain but for five years, I couldn’t really figure out what type of site I’m going to make it from. And of course, there’s also the thought of visitors actually coming over to the site.
After all, so many things have changed in the “hobbyist”/”fandom”-based websites1 that I seriously just no longer have time to get all “fangirl” on the many things that I love. Oh, those were the good ol’ days of (graphically good, but bad user-friendly and functionality-wise) amateur website designing.
So, I’m going back to the old idea of turning Let’s Volt IN! into a mini-collective site. It would still be run on WordPress, just like the original, but it would simply remain into a collective site of my current site projects and a timeline (code word here!) of news/updates, not just about LVI! in general, but updates regarding the status of all my projects (including this blog) in brief. After all, it’s a timeline of posts like Facebook.
I do plan on building other sites (like a site directory, although we’ve got plenty already) with subdomains on LVI!. I thought of using LVI! as my hobby sites domain, as in oppose to my personal blog (this one), my portfolio (still under construction, but I do have a quickie temporary version though), my writing site, and my upcoming art and DIY stuff blog. Maybe I’ll go back to maintaining a fanlisting again, except I really don’t know what type of fanlisting I’m going to build in the first place.
I’m still uncomfortable with building my own custom WordPress themes, so I’ll be using a child theme again. I found a very simple but perfect parent theme that would fit my needs for LVI! I’ll do my best to also go through the new standards, as in website speed, performance, you know, all the essentials.
I don’t have much other “meaningful” entries to write at the moment, since I’m such a nerdette. Maybe next time.
On the sidenote...
- and I’m not talking about the site design and feature trends here… [↩]