The domain hath returned, plus blog musings

Phew, (the domain) is finally back! It propagated sometime last night while I was sleeping, but I’d been too swamped in the office to comment about it. You can still see this website via the address, but now my real domain is back in action. I’m happy. Those two days were absolutely nerve-wracking.

But naturally those two days isn’t a complete waste: it spurred me on to re-evaluate Seasonal Plume, specifically its contents and architecture, the way it’s served (and designed). Of my three blogs, I suppose Seasonal Plume is the most “hazy” — even with tacking on the “writing and literary blog” handle to it, one might say I’ve always been trying to feel the waters and find the best Seasonal Plume reincarnation. Let’s face it: friends will read my haphazard rambling at my journal, and users of my scripts will always take a peek now and then at my scripts archive; but writing? And someone who doesn’t have 39857394562 bestsellers already published?

Those two things have been in my mind a lot more frequently over the last two months. One might say that I just need to read the 872398435 articles on “how to blog effectively” and “5872985679 tips on blogging” or whatever else the Internet spews out of its (significant) mouth; and I actually have. But I guess, coming from a time when the blogging phenomenon was juuuuust starting, I’m a little old-fashioned in the sense that I need more than just a blog in my website. A blog is a blog is a blog, but what about the content? (*hides from other bloggers*)

That’s why I kept fluctuating between a “regular-style” blog (like the Blue Semi-colons theme and the Wet Sponge theme), and a “blog-style” blog (like this one right now). That’s why I never seem to know exactly what to write here (it’s already complicated by having two other blogs after all).

The forced downtime of my domain somehow triggered a few decisions within me, and now I have an actual direction. It will take a bit of time before these soopersekrit plans actually take place, as I’m still laying everything out (plus I don’t think I should change my blog’s design just yet). I’m rather content about the decisions/plans I’ve come up with, though, so yay for that.


  • I’ve just sent off an email to you, Jun. Thanks!

  • Hi,

    Congratulations for being a finalist for the Philippine Blog Awards 2007 under the Best Blog Design Category.

    I’m Moslemen “Jun” Macarambon Jr. part of the organizing team and committee for the Awards Night.

    I’m making the rounds to gather the contact info and establish direct communication with the finalists. This will give us an avenue to give instructions and other details.

    May we ask for the following please?

    Real Name:
    Email address:
    Mobile Number:
    City and Country where you are based:

    Once this is settled, we’ll know where to communicate the Awards Night details with.

    We hope to hear from you soon. All the best to you and your blog.

    Email me the details here jun [at] wyzemoro [dot] com

  • That’s an interesting point about your site starting as an online journal. back in ’98, the websites I did were not journal-ly at all; I had one “about me”, but “the faerieangel’s haven” had maybe around five shrines right off the bat (quickly growing to, er, a dozen or two). Shrines on books, characters, etc; I still have the content for some of those (funny manips of book covers, etc).

    Maybe that’s why I’m still partial to the “content/article” website than the blog sort of website. (WHAT in the world do you call “ordinary” websites? Lol!)

    I’m working on the layout right now, haha. The comp’s already 25 megs! Egad. I guess I’ve gotten addicted to drawing it all out first before even trying to code. It really makes for better laying out of content elements, I find.

  • A blog is a blog is a blog, but what about the content?

    I know what you mean. But I’m one of those who mainly has a blog nowadays (all my other sites for the most part are Entertainment Related). It is probably because my site started as an online journal back in 98 so I’ve never really had much content beyond a journal.

    I’m excited to see whatever you do come up with–I’m sure it will be great! :)