Moving 42 onwards

At the start of another calendar year (by the way: Happy New Year everyone) I have decided to make a few adjustments to the way that 42 works.

Some of these are simply acknowledging what is already happening and others are new directions. Some will take effect immediately and others will take time to filter through.

None are particularly radical and they should not radically change the nature of 42 from what it has already become.

Firstly, I want to recognise that the content on 42 has changed considerably since it started back in August 2003. There now a far greater focus on Christianity and on Cycling with all the IT technical areas in significant decline. I’ll probably write a "state of the category" post for each existing category outlining the future of that category within 42.

Secondly, I am going to do a split. Initially I am having a separate cycling blog called Cycle Life at http://cycling.warnock.me.uk I will have more cycling content on there than I have had on 42 recently and it will have a slightly wider focus. Not just recumbents or fixies but also news and wider implications of cycling (environment, health etc).

Thirdly (eventually) there will be a design update to recognise the lack of recent content in some categories (Java, Python etc) and hence the overall change in focus that has already taken place.

Fourthly, I may move 42 (complete with all existing content) over to WordPress (or possibly another weblog application) running on my TextDrive hosted server. I am just upgrading my Lifetime hosting there for an awesome price and will have enough capacity to run 100′s of blogs like 42 (oh and also close my other hosting accounts).

That’ll do for now (but don’t forget to go a subscribe to Cycle Life to catch all the good stuff about to come there).

4 thoughts on “Moving 42 onwards

  1. Dave Warnock

    David,
    I am looking at Textpattern. Most of my concerns appear to be addressed by plugins (spam, auto excerpts, tagging).
    Wordpress is a bigger community and seems to be releasing more often. However, if the cycling blog is to develop beyond a blog then textpattern may be more useful.

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  2. 42

    TextPattern or not?

    In a comment on 42: Moving 42 onwards David Reimer suggested I consider Textpattern for cycle life. So I have collected a few links for TextPattern as part of my explorations: Textpattern Resources v2 a lot of plugins, templates, tip,

    Reply

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