Wearing Limi Feu jacket, Haider Ackermann trousers and Damir Doma boots.
Good day ladies and gentlemen, I am finally back from a month-long absence with a new look for the site, the third iteration since the first time I started this blog five years ago. It was admittedly a very difficult process for someone who’s quite technologically backwards like me. I mean, I know it was not going to be easy, but I certainly underestimated the level of complication way too far, mostly because the design and layout I had in mind was deceptively simple. For one, template developers doesn’t seem to have the concept of Minimalism in their arsenal. Even the simplest layout has to be ripped apart to remove the unnecessary features. Coding aside, there was the problem of moving platform from blogger to wordpress, and from godaddy to a local hosting service. I can honestly say I hated blogger/google for making me run around in circles in the process of leaving them. They tried to make me stay with their slimy methods and barricades but thanks to my relentless young web designer I managed to get away. Ha hah!
Here are some changes which I’d like to highlight with regards to the new blog:
1. I have made a Facebook account here just in case you haven’t seen it yet. It serves as another avenue for me to announce new blog updates, as well as a discussion space for anything related to fashion and the creative industry. Twitter is where I tend to post one-liners where I attempt to be, uh, funny. I did consider creating Tumblr too but as of right now I doubt I am able to keep up with another publishing platform. All inspirational images will go on my Pinterest. I wanted to create an Instagram account but my phone camera does not permit me to do so. As I have mentioned once on Twitter, potatoes take higher quality images compared to my iPhone 3Gs. When I get hold of something better (possibly soon!) I will create an Instagram account where I will enrich your lives with selfies and food photos and random artsy fartsy object arrangements. All Bloglovin’ users can still follow my blog here, and RSS feed remains the same. All of these links are available at the bottom of the navigation bar on the left.
2. Because I have abandoned Blogger, readers who have been following my blog through Google Friend Connect/Blogger updates would unfortunately not be able to receive anymore updates through that channel. I would highly recommend either receiving updates through Twitter or Facebook. I used to do sporadic updates on Twitter but now I will do so on both channels whenever new posts are up. Terribly sorry about the inconvenience and I’d appreciate your understanding.
3. I’ve removed the nasty captcha for comments so please, go wild, but keep it classy yes :)
4. For maximum user experience, I would highly advise against browsing this site using Internet Explorer. I mean, come on, it’s 2013.
Over the course of the next few days there will be some shaky minor issues that we’re still trying to fix, but rest assured that business is back to normal on The Rosenrot. If you’re experiencing any issues with any part of the site, please do not hesitate to let me know. I’d like to make sure you’re having a good time on this space. Thank you for your patience and hope to see you around.