A fond farewell to WordPress

Kentucky Geek Girl was born on May 26, 2010. Just a few months ago, I made the decision to relocate my blog from Blogspot to WordPress. My rationale was that it would be easier to work with if I decided to go self-hosted, which is just fine and dandy if I was currently able to fork out the dinero to make that happen. unfortunately, right now, I’m not. My best friend Leila who blogs at Within Pages, had the similar dilemma when she set her new blog up here at WordPress. Ultimately, she made the decision to go to Blogger because many folks in the book blogging community work from there. I like the customization that Blogger provides, in addition to the ability to use JavaScript. blocks JavaScript, whereas users have that functionality.

With customization in mind, I also decided to take into the account that I like the Google Friend Connect feature. Not that I’m necessarily a fan of numbers, I just think that subscribing to blogs on WordPress leaves a bit to be desired. Google Friend Connect and Google Analytics is just a bit easier to pinpoint exactly who is coming to the site, what they are looking at, etc. The statistic tracking on WordPress is just not what I’m looking for. In truth, I will buy the domain name someday. I realize that having an or address lowers the credibility of your brand somewhat, but I’m a relatively new blogger in the grand scheme of things. It is what it is.

Fear not, gentle readers. I’m going to be all set up at my new blogging home in a jiffy. I shall begin the import/export process now and be up and running soon. Thanks to Leila I even found the current blog theme I’m using for Blogger. It will be like we never were apart. And what a better way to celebrate Kentucky Geek Girl’s 1 year birthday than to go back to the place where it all started?

This week, I’ll be giving you all some details about a giveaway that I’m doing for the blog’s 1 year anniversary in conjunction with Dragon Chow Dice Bags, home of the flat bottomed reversible dice bag!

Find me at my new home and be sure to like the new Facebook page!


The one where Tasha reviews a website

Before I deleted my old blog, I had started to drift the way of a diet blogger. I’d created a page for my weight loss tracking, but since stopped doing Weight Watchers. $40 a month can be a pretty big expense so I got off course. My boss, Ann, started Weight Watchers several weeks ago and she’s doing great, achieving 2 awesome milestones. She’s definitely inspired me to get back into it.

But then I checked my twitter followers and saw that I was being followed by Table of Geeks. I love getting new followers, especially when they aren’t spam, so I checked out their feed. Haven’t been able to listen to their podcasts yet due to my POS computer, but I saw another project that they’re working on: Fuel the Geek.

It’s a new website, but they have already uploaded a good bit of content. In short, Fuel the Geek is the ultimate gamer diet. And no, it’s not composed of Red Bull and Doritos. This is a balanced dieting plan so that even geeks can eat in a healthy way. The system is based on the Weight Watchers point system.

The site outlines the way you calculate your points, they call them hit points, and discusses the point values for different foods, damage points. By rolling your character, you find out how many hit points you have for each day. Then, you can level up and claim you rewards.

With categories for various point values, including those yummy 0 point veggies, you can find the perfect food for those long Dungeons and Dragons sessions. I mean, we all know you have to have something delicious to nom on and it doesn’t have to be Cheez Whiz.

So, the Fuel the Geek plan helps you think of weight loss like a quest. No different than any mission in World of Warcraft or Dungeons and Dragons. You can still get loot and you see your experience pay off by dropping the pounds.

Since I’ve just decided to rate stuff and haven’t come up with a scoring system, I’ll be totally unoriginal and it Fuel the Geek 5 stars for originality, content and general geekiness. Major props to Robb, Abby, and Clay over at Table of Geeks for coming up with this site. I’m totally jealous that I wasn’t the one who thought of it. 🙂