Since the weekend, which was dominated by Lukobe’s wedding (it was a hell of a party), I’ve been devoting most of the time I’d otherwise spend writing to working on the new blog. The domain is already up and running and I’ve installed a very nice theme, but I have yet to customize the CSS and decide on all the settings.
It should take me a little less than a week to launch the beta version, at which point we might as well start posting — I can always polish and tweak it as we go along, and it will be structurally sound from the beginning. Rather than using a free theme, I purchased one from DIY Themes, which is probably the best WordPress theme design company out there. This is why I will be able to get it going without putting too many hours into it.
When it’s ready to launch, I’ll notify people on this blog and email everyone who expressed interest in contributing (if I miss you, be sure to let me know) so that we can all get set up as users. In the meanwhile, I’ll set up a Google docs account for the site and set up some user documentation so as to help content contributors better understand how to post to this particular WordPress theme. It isn’t difficult to post, but I think I’ll set it up to automatically crop pictures for teasers, so you may have to use a certain protocol when posting images.
This could be ready to go as early as Friday, but to be on the safe side I’ll say early next week.