2013 Onwards

I decided this month to turn KevAtkinson.co.uk into a full time blog, it was hard to keep up to date and with all the other things I do these days I just wanted something simple to manage, and an easy way for people to get in touch.

I’m always busy on Twitter too, find me @kevatkinson

I’ll hopefully be sticking bits and pieces up on here to keep it interesting. nearly 2,000 people a month come here and I’ve no idea why so hopefully I can entertain you somehow. I’ve uploaded a misheard lyric piece of audio for a bit of fun. Here it is;

What does Alexandra Burke love taking? Guesses in the comments section!

Blog Merger

OK, so I’ve merged my personal and my ‘IT’ blog tonight.

Why? For someone who admittedly did not update a blog very much – having two was a little silly. I have my personal one which started out a few years back on Myspace. It attracted a lot of views, so I wanted to continue with it. However, I did not want to continue with Myspace. So I moved to Blogspot.

Blogspot was good to start with, you could update it centrally then it would FTP the actual update to your server. Great as I prefer stuff to be where I have control. Then Blogspot stopped that – you had to host it on their systems and you had to have a ‘user.blogspot.com’ address. I didn’t like that.

So, after getting around to it, I looked at what was about now and found WordPress. It’s got a great interface and is really easy to use – and most importantly is based on my server. So I’m in control.

Why did I have two blogs? I wanted to setup an IT one to put tips and tricks, share ideas, good practise and other stuff on. But tied in with the above, I lost interest when I lost the ability to have it on my server.

So, fast forward to now, one blog, one less to worry about, one more easier to update. Hopefully you’ll stick around.

Very soon I’ll update you on two pieces of software I’ve found useful lately. Talk then.

Blog Change

Hi all, as you may have noticed I’ve moved by blog from Blogspot to WordPress. Blogspot stopped you from hosting it on your own website, which I prefer really – so I took the dive and moved to WordPress.

Whilst I’m pretty good with this web stuff, I did wonder how easy it would be to install WordPress – they have a special 5 minute installation thing, which took less then that – then a plugin to move everything from Blogspot to here took care of the rest!

So, welcome to the new blog – my August resolution? To update it!