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I’m a Real Blog!

I wrote that title thinking it would be said with a Pinocchio accent so go back and read it as such.

So, big news. AllMyLiesAreWishes is now powered by WordPress. This is sexy, exciting and of crucial cultural importance for a few reasons.

  • Comments - A blog is, by definition, a site that is regularly updated and allows users to contribute to the discussions. Until now, AMLAW was only the former (and barely that). Now everyone can have a voice.
  • RSS - I can finally subscribe to my own blog, something I’ve dreamed of since I started here. What can I say, I have my own number in my phone too-Ive got a big ego.
  • WordPress Admin - In college I always argued that true developers shouldn’t use pre-built systems since they can (presumably) build their own. I realize now how naive that is. Sure, I could, I could also make my own pizza and change my own oil. Could is no longer the deciding factor in today’s world. If I’m as dedicated to efficiency as I claim to be, this is the answer.
  • Categories - Other than efficiency, I’m obsessed with information architecture. I used to spend hours in college naming my mp3s and collecting album art. My friends laughed, but who do they always come to for albums they know to be named correctly? That’s right. Now I can turn my obsessive organizing fetish toward the site.

The real important thing is that without having to worry about HTML and mySQL, I can write better, more lucidly, and clearer. I’ll also write more often and revise my work with the drafts feature. All in all, nothing lost, so much gained.

There’s still some work to be done. I have to fix the calendar in the footer to associate with the new WordPress DB hierarchy. I have to build a few more template pages and add some more of the site’s features to the admin. That’ll come in time, all faster than before since AMLAW is now a real boy blog.

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Justin Dickinson

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One Response to “I’m a Real Blog!”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    So what, now that you’re a real blog you think you can be lazy?!

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