For the past few days, I have reconfigured my domain nieke.de in order to run it as a wordpress multisite or ‘network‘ as they call it. This means, I get to use my blogs previously – and still simultaneously – hosted on wordpress.com on my own domain nieke.de This was basically a dress rehearsal for the consideration of (commercially) offering my expertise to other parties. I’m not all sure as to the latter yet, as the effort that went into this was not a small one (at least not initially). And the more activity, the more these sites will come under attack from spammers and robots and botnets and whatnot.
However, for now I’m pleased to find that moving content and adjusting all settings went fairly seemlessly. All content including media (images, videos, audio) is available, all plugins required to run embedded media are working as well. I’m impressed with how robust and well supported this platform is. My next steps will be to connect the bulk of my social media hangouts to my blogs, so that I get to populate content there from once central location/web nucleus, which is – my wordpress ‘network’. 🙂 I also plan on incorporating and using email lists for semi-regular ‘news blasts’ as well as setting up events and – in the far future – my own download store for music. (that is not set in stone, yet, it’s merely a thought for now). Again: All this follows the idea of optimizing communication as in: Post once, read ‘everywhere’.
Wish me luck! 🙂 And if you happen upon any remaining errors, feel free to drop me a line 😉
Have a great day,