Change proofing my domains and emails

Today I changed the domain of my Chinese language blog from xiaobiji.co to gaozhang.co. Silly me, or perhaps not so silly me, bought the former for many years into the future. I hate sitting on unused domains, but at least the redirects will be up for a while!

I did this now so that I don't have to change it in the future. The previous name was "Little Notes" which could eventually not be what I want to write about. It's kind of limiting. The new domain is simply my Chinese name, so as my life changes, I'll have a semi-permanent home for writing about whatever I'm interested in at the time, without having to worry about the branding.

Along with this, I changed all the emails of my domains to follow the same pattern, since it was becoming a hassle to remember what I used where. Now it's always [email protected] or [email protected] for Chinese language content.

Why jc instead of jj? I hate how the two j looks together. It doesn't look clean. This is actually another reason why I didn't like xiaobiji too much. The iji is just so hard to read.

I also remembered the [email protected] trick, which allowed me to cut down the number of emails I have to manage on each domain to one.

I've designed a (I hope) future proof way to divide up my online content and emails so that I don't have to think about it anymore, and instead I can focus on creating!

This is part of a few things I'm doing to stop having to waste time thinking about things that are, at the end of the day, completely trivial.

Change proofing my domains and emails

Ever changing self-descriptions

When I came across Mark MacKay's work logs, I thought to myself, why not try it out as well? I've been meaning to get started on some projects, but they always get put off. Perhaps if I have these logs around, they will be a reminder of how much I don't work on these side projects that I keep telling myself I'll work on.

This first one, well, I've updated my little website, making the visual layout neater and making it easier to spot key elements. One curious thing is that I keep finding the description on there inaccurate or limiting. This time I've changed it around to still capture the essence of my creative endeavors, but leave room for change in the future.

Ever changing self-descriptions

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