Welcome to the New Home of the Leisurely Historian…

I’ve migrated from TypePad to hosting my own blog, on a unique URL, using WordPress.

You see, I’ve started an assistantship at the Center for History and New Media, and as a part of that, I’m having to set up blogs and pages on WordPress, and to install it. Since I had this URL and a hosting account sitting around basically unused for the last six months, I thought I’d take the opportunity to learn by doing, and set up a WordPress blog over here. I always learn a hundred percent more by playing in the sandbox instead of just reading about process.

The current theme and layout I’m not too attached to, so expect that to change in the next few weeks.

Also, expect to see a bit more frequent posting. I’ve merged a few less active blogs into one mega-blog here, so entries will likely be coming quicker. I’m also wanting to get into the habit of passing on more links to other blogs, news articles, etc. with a little less commentary. One of my weaknesses as a blogger is that I feel the need to write small essays. And don’t get me wrong, there’s still going to be the too-frequent 2000-word post here. I’m just verbose. But I’d like to also do more bite-size “bloggy” posts, as well. Something to reward readers, and something that makes me part of the exchange that makes blogging so vital.

If I was the sort to make New Year’s Resolutions– or the sort to be productive at all around New Years– I’d have made that my New Year’s Resolution. I guess, given the date, I’ll call that my Chinese New Year’s Resolution.

Anyway, yeah– welcome!