While you were busy reading a better website, I was busy upgrading AFK Gamer to the latest WordPress and a different look.
One of the reasons to upgrade was that the post database was so HUGE, it was choking the old version of WordPress, as you might have noticed yourself on some days. Another reason, a few of the plugins I use were losing functionality as plugin authors threw their time and support behind the 2.2+ version. I don’t like lost functionality — fully functional is a real life priority of mine.
Lastly, AFK Gamer is three years old today — what better way to mark the occasion than an upgrade and a design change. You might want to celebrate by enjoying some blog reruns, like the first post, “Self-Indulgent Introduction” when I began my story at the beginning of the story, or, read some favorites.
There’s a few things I don’t have fully operational yet with the new design, like the archives or the search function (ya, annoying). All that should be fixed within a couple of days.
Meanwhile, I added a “Foton in Reruns” section to the footer, which is a randomized snippet from past posts. Many thanks to blog fan Firefly (not her real name) for combing through years of posts and cutting and pasting code for hours and hours. I’ve always thought I should quote myself more, like the Poindexters, and now I’ll be doing just that thousands of times a day. God, the ego on me!
Thanks too, of course, to all the AFK readers. Oh I know you’re thirsty for misadventures and guild drama — my tears sustain you. However, whyever you’re here, I’m glad you are. I have learned far more from your comments and emails than you ever learned from me, I’m sure of that.
Looking forward to Year 4’s adventures and travels,