On Launching 3.0

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It’s barely six months since I launched 2.0 of American Wota. So why launch 3.0 now? Two reasons: I fell in love with a new theme, and I’m again trying to get on a regular schedule with this blog.

The theme I’m using for 3.0, Mimbo 2.2, is different from past WordPress themes in that its front page orders posts in terms of categories first, then in terms of what’s most recent. Most all other themes focus on sharing the most recent posts on a blog, whatever categories they may be in. Anyway, this rather unique feature is used in the service of creating a magazine styled layout, which is good for a site like HNPH (which makes excellent use of the same theme), but kind of beside the point for me.

This new theme and approach had me excited, and it made me rethink how to approach American Wota. And I figured it was worth a third version to try to re-invigorate this blog, making it as read-worthy as International Wota has become.

It used to bother me that I’d devote so much time to Intl Wota at the expense of Ame Wota – but honestly, that only makes sense. It’s much easier to do twenty short blog entries for Intl Wota than to do a long-ass review for Ame Wota. It was a way to remain active in the community and even help build it, while still juggling work and family.

After a year at it, though, the routine of Intl Wota has settled enough – and Haruna is big enough – that I can turn proper attention to Ame Wota again. At least, that’s what I’m hoping will be the case.

Third time’s the charm, after all.

And if not, in a few months I may launch 4.0. This is just the interwebs, after all – doesn’t hurt to keep trying till I get it right.


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3 Responses to “On Launching 3.0”
  1. broomhead says:

    A new era! You started it on my mom’s birthday Ray. Maybe April will be 3.1, or 3.0.1. Either way, can’t wait to see you back to a regular blogging habit!

  2. jim says:

    Cool. I liked the look of the last 2.0, but this is nice. Seems to have confused Bloglines tho.

  3. wu-san says:


    Rock on my friend! rock the f*** on!

    awaiting lots of AW – hey, my initials XD – love in the future.


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