Happy 2017, everyone, and welcome to the new home of Misdirected!
You Have Been Misdirected…
If you have followed Misdirected for any length of time, you may be aware that this site has been sitting in the wings, patiently waiting for my attention. I had intended for the blogger.com site to be my “personal” site, and for this site to be the home of my professional activities.
Being a writer, though, I have found it very difficult to determine the difference between personal and professional. My blog posts tend to be very personal and anecdotal – but so are my professional articles. (At least the ones under my own byline.) I made a commitment to creating blog posts 4 days a week – but splitting those posts created new issues. Posting on 2 homes meant that 2 different audiences were not getting all the posts I had committed to.
Accordingly, I have consolidated. I chose this site because the name (jeremycschofield.com) is much easier to remember. The backend here is more robust (utilizing WordPress), and I think the articles are more attractive and easier to read. This can now become my one stop shop for all my articles. Bariatric surgery and weight loss, disability issues, lifestyle changes, and professional activities, all under one roof.
No Plan Survives Contact With The Enemy
I spent the last few days of 2016 planning, backing up, and executing the transfer to ensure that all the previously created content from Misdirected 1.0 wound up here. However, because no plan survives contact with the enemy, the forces of entropy struck back. I was left with a blog full of archived articles that were formatted incorrectly. Many were missing associated images. I spent the weekend correcting all my posts from December. I will continue to repair posts all the way back to the initial posts in March as a long-term project. If you happen to be looking for an older post and find that it looks odd, chances are I have not reached back that far just yet. Please drop me a line to let me know what you have spotted.
Two other format changes worth noting. Several mobile readers informed me that my previous formatting was creating strange spacing problems on their mobile devices. I have abandoned justified paragraph formatting for left-aligned text to try and help out with that issue.
And, though I will continue to use nicknames to obscure the identities of those I may write about, I will be retiring the use of the “Hawkwind” pen name here on Misdirected. As my personal and professional work begin to bleed together, there is really no longer a need to use a gamer tag as my identity. My full name is built into the web address, after all.
Welcome to 2017, and welcome to jeremycschofield.com!
Looking Forward To Decorating My New Home,
PS – I was not, unfortunately, able to import my followers from Misdirected 1.0. Feel free to follow here at the new address by signing up with the shiny new form over on the right. You’ll get instant updates whenever I put up a new article!