Why’s this blog looking different to the rest of the site?

You may be wondering why the blog page looks so different to the rest of the site.

So when I launched my new site two weeks ago, I was super excited to finally have total control over everything on here (mwahahaaa!), then I realized that all the ways to enable people to post comments, stay updated with my website, and otherwise interact with everything going on in the land of Corner Time Now were all over-complicated to implement (can you even imagine using Facebook comments on a spanking site? That didn’t seem like the right thing to do). Also, they would require a bucketload more time to maintain properly than I am able to put into it, because I have another job and I’m doing my MSc in Obscure Science. There are so many amazing internet personalities out there who have tried to do something over-complicated and failed to keep on top of the maintenance (and we all know what happens when the maintenance spankings stop).

In computing, there’s a very important saying: why reinvent the wheel?* WordPress is like the wheel, if the word ‘wheel’ meant, ‘ways to stay updated and connect with people.’

*I know programmers don’t have dibs on this, but it’s super-relevant to computing in a lot of ways.

So I figured if I connected a WordPress area to part of my site, just for blogging, then all my lovely readers could comment (if you’re feeling brave; if you don’t want to use your real email, make one up), subscribe, share, and get RSS updates to your heart’s content, and I can get on with giving you reasons to be here: content!

The webcomic and blog both update on Saturdays, the webcomic is not on WordPress, and nor is the rest of my site because WordPress has a few limitations, and anyway, some people like reading comics, some people like reading blogs, some people like both. I wanted everyone to have the option. That’s why the blog looks different to the rest of the site, and the URL is slightly different too. When I know more about how WordPress works beneath the surface, I’ll see if I can write the code for a custom theme so everything looks the same!

And the blog archives page is still here, if you prefer to bookmark a page and keep checking back to it.

Lots of love,
Katie xxxx