Switching Back to WordPress

I am doing it. I have done it. I am switching back to WordPress.

“NotHans” started off as an address on Geocities in 1995. Soon after, I switched to a hand-built website hosted at Speedsoft. Over the past 20 years, I kept producing original content, but as different names: NotHans, Hans Bytes, I am Shadowlord, and Thinking About Things. I always had consistent themes: comedy, technology, projects, blogging, games, film, and sometimes photography.

Two years ago, I started blogging at Tumblr. I really loved Tumblr and even invested in a custom theme.

NotHans Tumblr Blog
NotHans Tumblr Blog

Tumblr offers some great features to bloggers. I did like that I could upload content and not think about how it was going to look. In WordPress, I often had to tweak everything by hand. Tumblr makes it easy for other Tumblr users to share and like each other’s content. My site is evolving into an application and want to make custom things. Little things like adding JavaScript to Tumblr started to be painful. I also hated that the mobile view of the blog was way different from the browser view.

During the two years using Tumblr, I noticed WordPress adding features and becoming what I was looking for. Features like Format, Jetpack, and the rich ecosystem of Plugins, convinced me to switch back to WordPress.

I switched. I will switch to another platform again. In all cases, I hope to keep writing and sharing. Consider “NotHans” to be under construction. Under Construction gif

Top 100 “Internet of Things” Thinkers

We all love lists and some lists are really cool to be on. Postcapes selected me as one of the Top 100 Thinkers in the emerging field of the “Internet of Things”. They based their decision on many criteria, but I think the one item that sets me apart is my charisma (CHA of 16 is nothing to sneeze at). I am on the list at #88! It’s honor to be included with so many of the people who I have been following during my career.

Top IoT Influencer

From Postcapes,

As a Software Developer at ioBridge and active speaker, and developer (including having over 800 people following his toaster on Twitter) in the Internet of Things space Hans Scharler is someone to watch as he sits on the interesting intersection of DIY’ers and corporate products.

Follow Hans and his latest on Twitter @scharler.