This is my final post on lifeandluz.wordpress.com, my old WordPress.com blog. I didn’t publish it here because I felt I’d be plagiarizing myself. Now, I see it enriches both platforms and helps keep an accurate record of history for us–you, dear reader and I.
Dear friend, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this blog since the first entry on November 12, 2011. And also to say goodbye to you here on Life and Luz, and welcome to wumiolatunji.com.
I finally found the courage to leap from the free WordPress version to a professional, self-hosted platform.
“Is this really about courage? Or just cash you had to pay for the domain name and hosting?”
Okay, right. I had to wait to justify the cash spent on the domain name and hosting. But more, I tell you, I always wanted a blog (or personal website) without my name as its label.
I felt it was a badge I wasn’t qualified to bear in any way: I’m no celebrity nor thought leader. And even if I were, or suddenly became one overnight, I didn’t think it ethical, by my own weird ideal, to have a website or platform with my name on it.
But perspectives change… even if slowly. At some point, I wanted olatunji.com but it was already taken, so here we are: wumiolatunji.com.
This has been a journey of self-discovery and continuous learning. From my first experiments with writing on the Internet–on blogspot and then on WordPress.com, I found myself become an accidental web designer and content developer
- designing and managing multiple websites from blogs to job portals and corporate websites, and
- making a client’s website show up among the first and fifth results when people search online aka Search Engine Optimization (SEO)… that with plenty luck.
The Next Chapter
On wumiolatunji.com, you will find all current posts and new ones as I plan to write more regularly. Hope we can continue to learn on this journey together.
My new website will be an online platform and library of thoughts, experiments, as well as a writing and art portfolio; furthermore, it will be a catalogue of history and life for my son to read and understand more about his father as he grows.
Once again, I thank you for your attention and companionship here on this blog. I do not take these for granted. See you on wumiolatunji.com.