Timbo On Tech is changing. Here's how it will affect you.
If you've been following Timbo On Tech for any length of time, I'm sure you'll have learnt I have a passion. My passion is to help people like you prevent (and in some cases, recover from) repetitive strain injury caused by working on your PC. There's other tech stuff wrapped up in it too, but it's all part of what makes me tick.
Why is Timbo On Tech moving?
I've been blogging here on Google's Blogger platform (also called Blogspot) since the end of 2011 and it's been great.
It was very easy to get started and it's been reasonably easy to continue - I just kept posting articles based on the things you told me you wanted to read about. But there's so much more I want to do and that leaves me with a problem...
The limitations of the Blogger platform are now getting in the way and they're holding me back in my mission to help you as effectively as I would like.
Where is Timbo On Tech moving to?
Timbo On Tech is actually going to do 3 moves in one. It's going to:
- Move to a new address (a new domain)
- Move to a new platform (Wordpress)
- Get a new name
- Move to ergonomictoolbox.com
Having my own domain means I'll have a home base that I have full control over.
Make sure to update your bookmarks to reference ergonomictoolbox.com from now on.
I'll also be changing my email address to the same domain. If you're an existing subscriber, there's some minor actions for you to take, so if you haven't already done so, look out for details in your inbox.
- The Wordpress platform
I'll stop posting here on Blogger and instead will post on the new site, using Wordpress as the underlying technology. If you didn't know, Wordpress is the industry leader in the blogging space. It's incredibly powerful and has loads of support.
This means I can do lots of whizzy things on there that I can't do over here. I'm hoping to simplify the overall look of the site and at the same time make it a lot more readable.
Some of those changes will take me some time, so please bear with me during the transition period - and let me know what you think of the new design!
- A new name: ErgonomicToolbox.com
"Timbo On Tech" had a nice, almost cuddly feel to it (IMO), but I think it's time to get a bit more serious about things and have a small re-brand.
You'll still get the same great content but under a new banner, ErgonomicToolbox.com.
I've named it after my flagship ergonomics training course which I started last year.
I hope it communicates the goal more clearly: to give you the tools you need to live with technology, in comfort.
When will the move take place?
All things being equal, in the next few days.
There may be some minimal disruption while I iron out the creases. Don't worry though, I'll set things up so if you accidentally go to the old site after the move, you'll automatically get directed to the new address.
Thanks for coming along for the ride and for sticking with me for all this time. I look forward to sharing the "more" with you very soon!
Normal service will be resumed shortly.
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