As is normally the case when I’m supposed to be grading a stack of essays, I decided to revamp my blog a little. And, by revamp, I mean shut it down. The original “Watchtower” is now offline, but I decided to do that only after setting it to private last night. I realized that authorizing readers was going to be a pain. So, I did a little research and found that it is remarkably easy to move a WordPress blog from one place to another.

With stricter security settings, a private Twitter account, and the removal of my last name in the address, here is my “new” but old blog.

I realized last week when one of my students told me “you’re really easy to find” that I needed to clean up my online identity. That’s not to say that there’s anything out there that’s inappropriate, but I do enjoy a relative amount of privacy. Plus, for those who insist upon googling me after I’ve asked to be left alone, I’m hoping this will help somewhat.

At any rate, major kudos to WordPress for making this so simple!

Magic #100

I had planned to write a blog about writing my 100th blog entry, and somewhere in the excitement of my trip to New Mexico and to Dodger Spring Training, I totally lost count.

I think this one is now #105, and that’s ok.

I started this blog because I was trying to figure out if I could use WordPress for work. Instead of starting up a mock work blog, I figured why not start my own. It definitely wouldn’t be the first. I had one on Myspace for quite awhile. Then, I did one with my .mac account. Then, I used blogger for awhile for the more prayerful blog that sometimes delved into just musings on life. And, of course, there was a Facebook blog.

So, here I am on WordPress with over 100 entries in just a little over three months. It’s been fun. I love the ease with which I can add pictures, edit entries, and update from work or home and eventually my phone.

My goal is to keep it up for one year and then extract it into Blurb and have it bound into a book. Regardless of what happens this year (and it’s already been pretty eventful), I think it will be a very nice keepsake of my year.

Thanks for reading!