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Luang Prabang photos

My album of 10 days in beautiful Luang Prabang

Nice place! Wanna come back.

Final Transition Things from Wordpress to Here

Today I got to take care of some final transition things with wordpress.com support including dropping the business plan, keeping the domain I have and ensuring that they saw the correct things with DNS from their side and they do. They dropped my plan to the free level so if you want to find it you can go to my wordpress site to reach it. I will not delete the content there but I also won't be adding any new content. Its kinda frozen at the moment I cut over as a free site.

So I wanted to speak to the moving forward part of things a bit here since this is a lot different and it kicks me to create new content a bit more. I have no goals moving forward, no needs for things that the site does not do now, no far reaching plans. I have a basic canvas to present ideas now and the tapestry is rich to do so. I want to also mention a few basic things.

  • twitter. I am not on twitter much any longer but I do have a presence there. I was using the instance to share photographs but now its just there.
  • trover. I use trover to share images of where I go.
  • mastodon. Mastodon is my favored social media site of all now. I enjoy the federated approach and how I subscribed to a instance focusing on the things I enjoy like photography but also meeting others with varied interests and following them.

I am on Facebook too but I don't accept friend requests too often there. You have to know one of my existing friends to send me a request. Its mostly because my friends and companions in Southeast Asia use it so much but I enjoy the messaging part of things a lot these days.

Anyways you get the idea of this post. Its a farewell to one place and some basic introductions to the new place. I often decide on a whim to make a change but this is something that has been there for awhile but I did not see a compelling platform to move to until my friend Mikka happened to publish his blog there. I enjoyed the approach a lot and it seemed to take content creators back to a time and place where content was king and not the likes or following of others.

Take care all. Not anything to be accomplished here besides the writing of an old retired guy.

Welcome to the new place

The new place is not the same as the old place. Gone are comments and likes from here. This place focuses on creation of ideas and content and not on publicizing or make the blog more or even less worthy by including various links to products, services, or other stuff. From here on out, its about the wandering and the feelings and the real stuff that may actually be fake but you won't now until you go to Lao or Vietnam.

I live in Southeast Asia so its grand tapestry of places and I don't really have a home besides a hotel with decent wifi and a few small bags. Today and tomorrow have descended into a pit and so have responsibilities and goals and requirements and milestones.

Look for some content here on the little things in the places I go and things I see. I left wordpress behind because it did not focus on the little things like content and instead left me paying for a business service at $300 a year which gave me no real thrill. At least with the woman in the bar in Hanoi I was offered boom boom. I respect that offer even if I did not take her up on it.

So there is no show to get on with besides my life and the things which may or may not present themselves. What you see here as far as a blog platform is what you get. I want a platform that focuses down on content and ideas and creation and less on the dubious integrities of the five things to see in Rome or Siem Reap. If you are a travel blogger or want to be or perhaps you desire to be that digital nomad or round the world traveler, I have no tips. Nothing for you here, get along. But if you want some stuff that tends to the smaller, with images from a FujiFilm X-T30 camera or an iPhone 7 plus stay tuned.

And welcome! This is not the place it was. And I'm glad.

Moving here from there. Things will not work for awhile

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