At long last, I have relaunched Beckism.com for what I believe is the fifth time. Who would have thought such a thing would happen in this lifetime? Unlike previous relaunches, I haven’t changed the overall look (much; there’s a couple little tweaks that probably aren’t visible outside of Firefox/Safari), but I have entirely overhauled the site’s organization. Gone is the never-updated Link Central (although it had some pretty sweet links, I must admit); gone are the essays of old (though I’ll probably repost a few of the choice ones somewhere); in is a new contact form, more better organization of Dirt Man archives (very easy to read them sequentially now), and tags to allow people who love the concept of “browsing” the web to go hog-wild.
Additionally, I have pulled most (if not all) of my blogging back to the centralized Beckism.com website. I realized that I wasn’t doing much updating of Beckism.com the way I should, and a big part of the problem was that I let myself get too widely spread what with LiveJournal, the Beckist Productions Beck.Update blog that hasn’t been updated in a very long time, and so forth.
Some things that are in the works: RSS feeds that actually work (there is currently something seriously screwy with the feeds being offered automatically by WordPress); possibly more tweaks to get things working exactly the way I want (I’ve got a horde of plugins bending WordPress to my will, but there’s still a number of things that don’t quite work the way I want, or are so buggy as to be unuseable–hopefully you will not be able to see any of these things yet, since I think I hid them all); and quite possibly a reintroduction of forums to the site, just because I like the idea so much (even if I never use it).
If you are a friend or family member interested in reading my personal weblog, please register for an account with the site and email me (through the contact form or otherwise) with the name of the account, and I’ll set you up.
And that’s quite enough for this news post.