First off, let me firmly state that this is not me saying goodbye to Gamespot for good, in any way whatsoever. My GS-visiting habits will not be changing one bit. However, where you all go to read up on what I think and what I'm up to is about to change, as I will now be writing my words elsewhere: WordPress.
I'm still quite unfamiliar with how WordPress works, but here's how I hope this will work:
- I will still be creating new blog posts on this site. However, they will only feature a quick blurb detailing the content of the new post and a link to the full post on WordPress.
- Due to the nature of my professional career, like my Gamespot account, I intend to protect myself on WP as much as I can from any possible breaches in security by students. My Gamespot blog is locked as Friends Only, and the easiest way that I have found so far to do the equivalent on WordPress is to Password Protect each and every post. I'm assuming that I may also be locked out of my own posts by the very same passwords I pass on to you all, but if that is how it must be, then so be it. Since you'll be accessing the posts on WP via new posts here at GS, the password for each post will be provided in the GS post, most likely under or beside the link itself. It is my hope that this will cause little to no inconvenience for those of you interested in continuing to read my blog while making sure that no one other than my Gamespot friends continue to read the blog.
- As far as comments are concerned, I'd really prefer if you guys could continue leaving comments below the GS posts. The links that lead to WP will open a new window, so it will be very easy for you guys to jump right back to GS to leave a comment, if that's your desire. This is more for me, so I don't have to worry about checking two different websites for comments about the same blog post. As I said before, I won't be visiting Gamespot any less and in any different ways than I already am, so I'll still be responding to your comments in the same manner that I have been. Read the post at WP, then come back here and drop an opinion or thought my way.
I hope I haven't left anything out or confused any of you to death. I just want to make sure everyone understands what's happening. It's probably much simpler in practice than it sounds in words. It's certainly a little more work for me than blogging has been in the past; however, I'm sure it will become easier in time than it ever has been here.
And now, I would like to welcome you to my very first WordPress blog post (a.k.a. the test-run). Enjoy!