I’ve just upgraded my hosting to a “real” hosting provider instead of wordpress.com, and am playing around with the new themes, new plugins, and all of the other options available. I switched the DNS over this morning. I used wordpress way before it was version 1.0 (I even wrote a plugin for an older version!), but the updates since them have been phenomenal, and I’m a bit overwhelmed. I’m not exactly new to hosting, but watching me sort through all the options is probably entertaining to Dad. If there are any plugins/widgets (other than Akismet and Jetpack) that you recommend, please let me know!
I will probably change the theme or at least customize it as I go along, so things may look ugly for a while until I settle on something I like.
PS. I took the picture in the header from Aiguille du Midi in the French Alps last October – beautiful place!