In my previous Personal Website post. I mentioned the reasons for choosing to use Squarespace to create and host my site. After my free trial expired I hesitated to pay for a full year of Squarespace service. Out of curiosity, I checked to see how much dough I could get away with spending to buy a custom domain and host my site. I was not surprised to find that it is cheaper to host outside of Squarespace, seeing how Squarespace offers excellent customer support (so I’ve heard) and offers the non-technical page creation environment. In the end, I decided against going through with my Squarespace subscription and waved goodbye to the beautiful website I had created.
As a student of Berea College, I am required to attend seven convocations per semester. Convocations are typically like hour-long TED Talk-ish lectures or musical presentations. I’ve decided to give a commentary of all the convocations I attend in the form of blog posts on my website. I’ll be providing a summary along with a critique of the convocation. Convocations will not resume at my college until the fall semester so don’t expect any posts until August 2015. I’ve also thought of using my website as a marketplace for selling whatever side projects I have a surplus of (e.x. hand turned wood pens, 3d printed nick-nacks, laser cut plaques) as well as a file hosting service for any programming projects I am releasing.
I’ve been having a lot of fun with the personal website so far and hope that at least my mom reads these blog posts if no one else.