Sunday, October 18, 2009

Change of Scenery

I have moved this blog over to Wordpress, because it's better.

The more intimate family pictures are password protected. If you would like this password, contact me at andrewbpaterson -at- gmail -dot- com
Moreover, all such pictures have been deleted from this blog.

Sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you.

Friday, October 2, 2009

A Comma, or a Period?

I apologize for the lack of communication as of late. The real world has me bouncing all over the place, leaving little time to post my life for the world to see.

Which brings me to my next issue: security. My little guy is unable to help himself in most every way:
• He can't dress himself,
• He can't feed himself,
• He can't choose where he wants to hang out, and
• He can't protect himself.

With the internet being what it is (a world-wide and collaborative forum for the exchange of information), I don't want the exchange of information to go from

A picture or information tidbit about baby Bradley ↔ an evil internet lurker with malicious intentions

During the past week, I have done a lot of prayer and reflection. Though conclusions were oftentimes iterated with new ideas, I know for sure that I want to add a layer of security to my blog.

Because Google's Blogger service (aka blogspot) only allows for 100 security enabled viewers, I am investigating other avenues. Wordpress is another popular blogging platform, which may have a higher learning curve, though the end product is much more robust. There are many who will argue to death the superiority of Wordpress. [ref 1, 2, and 3]

All this to say, dear family and friends, that I am hoping for this time of reflection to be a comma, as opposed to a period. My reasons for starting this blog were to keep friends and family in the loop regarding our little guy, as well as documenting fun experiences and ideas.

I intend to re-release this blog in the coming week(s) to a new and improved version! Stay tuned...

What about you? Do you use Blogger or Wordpress? What do you like about the platform you're using? What don't you like?