WordLog

A weblog authored by Carthik about the latest in the WordPress world.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Back in Action…

Filed under: — Carthik @ 1:56 pm

First off – sorry for the really, really old posts from this blog that are all over the WordPress Planet. I (finally) upgraded this blog to the latest and greatest WordPress from version 1.5.x-beta. Yeah, you heard me right.

So here’s a quick recap for all interested. I am carthik, and I used to very active in the WordPress world until somehwere around January 2006, first as a support forum volunteer, back when Matt was “allusion” and Mark was “Podz”, and the other Mark was single :) , then as a documentor and then a little bit of development, which never really took off.

I am grad student, and at any point in the past two years, I swear I haven’t been more than 6 months from graduating :) Unfortunately I have had to stick around in school for a little longer than I expected. I did not like that one bit, and so I came up with a plan to graduate – reduce all other activities drastically. That has, variously, made me unhappy, frustrated, bored and cut-off so I gave up on that.

Yesterday I passed a significant landmark – completed a major portion of work, and I had promised myself that as soon as I get that done, I will try and make an effort to at least upgrade my blogs and think about their future. So here I am.

The last post on this blog was made in September 2005. Yup, almost two years ago – so many of you who read this might not know about this blog, or me. This was the first WordPress-powered blog about WordPress. There are so many of these around now that keeping track of them all is difficult. Some pander to professional bloggers (back in 2005 there were no professional bloggers), some to theme hunters, some deliver WP-related news and gossip etc. I have read all of them, and have enjoyed reading some of them. I now have to figure out what WordLog can do in the coming future. The audience I used to address has upped and left – or perhaps not. If everything goes according to plan, I will post here infrequently, maybe once or twice a week, with stuff that deserves attention. That equation has worked out quite well in the past at the other Ubuntu blog I write.

Lots of things have changed around WordPress – in fact I wanted the first new post here to be a summary of the changes around the WordPress family – but then I had to write this one now to explain the sudden planet-flooding. So see you around the planet, but no so much as some of the other regulars! If you are an old WP-friend, or someone who remembers me, drop by and say hi!

26 Comments

  1. Great to see WordLog up and going – I wonder if Google will see fit to be nice to you this time around?

    And as the first ‘about WP’ blog and having dipped into the Ubuntu blog I can’t see this blog doing anything but great stuff for WordPress.

    Comment by Mark — 5/2/2007 @ 2:06 pm

  2. do comments work?,
    or do I need a fork
    to clean the plumbing
    and get things going?

    Comment by Carthik — 5/2/2007 @ 2:07 pm

  3. Hey Mark! Thanks for the comment :)
    Yeah, google pulled a nasty one on me the last time, but that got fixed after a few months

    Comment by Carthik — 5/2/2007 @ 2:08 pm

  4. Good to see what is a fresh face for me. Looking through some old posts, I look forward to your future posts.

    Comment by Patrick Havens — 5/2/2007 @ 3:10 pm

  5. Thank you, Patrick. Hope I meet your expectations.

    Comment by Carthik — 5/2/2007 @ 3:49 pm

  6. welcome back… your name is still very familiar to this WP user. I read thru a lot of your WP-related posts when I first installed my blog.

    Comment by nchenga — 5/2/2007 @ 4:12 pm

  7. Thanks nchenga. Hope to see you around, and be useful to you…

    Comment by Carthik — 5/2/2007 @ 4:55 pm

  8. Your blog has never left my feeds, my friend. Welcome back to the real “virtual” world.

    Comment by Lorelle — 5/2/2007 @ 5:07 pm

  9. Welcome back to the blog world. I read you way back when and still have you in my feed.. see how lazy I am? Heh.

    Comment by Lisa — 5/2/2007 @ 5:19 pm

  10. Hey Lorelle, Lisa,
    Lazy or not, folks who care enough to comment are my favorites :) Thanks for stopping by.

    Comment by Carthik — 5/2/2007 @ 6:10 pm

  11. Wow! I remember that name … welcome back to the [un]real world…

    Comment by Geren — 5/2/2007 @ 8:56 pm

  12. Welcome back Carthik, good to see you’ve rejoined the real world again!

    Al.

    Comment by Al — 5/2/2007 @ 9:29 pm

  13. Welcome back! Good to see ya! :) I also just recently came back after an almost year and half hiatus. Good to take some time off now and then and get other things in life accomplished.

    Comment by Jennifer — 5/2/2007 @ 10:59 pm

  14. Welcome back!!!

    Comment by Blog Potato — 5/2/2007 @ 11:06 pm

  15. Welcome back, or perhaps I should say “hi” because I’ve never read the old incarnation of WordLog. Looking forward to becoming one of your regular readers.

    Comment by engtech — 5/2/2007 @ 11:46 pm

  16. Geren, thank you for remembering me – wow!

    Jennifer – Nice to have you back too!

    Blog Potato, engtech – good to have to around. :)

    Comment by Carthik — 5/3/2007 @ 12:04 am

  17. Thank you, Serge. I’m glad to know I am not _totally_ forgotten :)

    Comment by Carthik — 5/3/2007 @ 1:36 am

  18. Welcome back!

    Comment by Matt — 5/3/2007 @ 4:36 am

  19. Welcome back!

    Comment by Jonathan — 5/3/2007 @ 4:40 am

  20. Wow, that’s quite an archive gap ;-)

    Good to have you back, I shall have a read through the archives.

    Comment by Chris — 5/3/2007 @ 6:49 am

  21. Schweet! Carthik is back!

    Comment by Mark — 5/3/2007 @ 7:34 am

  22. I got what you were trying to say, Serge.

    Matt, Jonathan, Chris and Mark – I am honored you stopped by, to say the least.

    Comment by Carthik — 5/3/2007 @ 12:42 pm

  23. Well, I wasn’t around way back when… but from reading your archives I can already tell that I will be a regular reader.

    Comment by David Culpepper — 5/3/2007 @ 3:11 pm

  24. Welcome back, Carthik! That grad school stuff will get you every time. Reminds me why I’ve quit twice. ;)

    Comment by Geof F. Morris — 5/3/2007 @ 7:31 pm

  25. Yeah Geof. I think I am -this- close to finishing…

    Comment by Carthik — 5/4/2007 @ 1:09 pm

  26. Hey, as of 7:30pm EST on May 5th, 2007, that’ll make two WordPress “Marks” who used to be unmarried. :-)

    Really glad to see you back in action. We need to get a Tampa or Orlando WordPress meetup going! After the wedding I’ll be living in Brandon.

    Comment by Mark Jaquith — 5/5/2007 @ 2:09 am

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