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

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