I’m back from a short (unfortunately), but much-needed vacation and already there’s a sizeable deal of things that need to be tackled. I had hoped that the first things I’d blog about in August would be potential uses of virtual worlds in the tourism industry (such as showcasing destinations, monuments, archaeological sites etc), in vocational training and education – not least because of a shift in the direction my use of SL (and other virtual worlds in the near future) is more than likely to take.
Unfortunately, right now I have to start considering other things, like self-hosting my blog and perhaps even switching to an entirely different CMS (Content Management System), due to recent “improvements” to WordPress.com’s editor that make composing long posts (longer than 150-250 words) a major chore.
Let me also point out that WordPress.com’s cavalier attitude is entirely unacceptable – mind you, Linden Lab’s developers are actually infinitely better than the ones at WordPress when it comes to listening to the user base. So, I’m going to have to start considering my options. Until then, I’m afraid my blogging here will be slower – not only because of the counter-intuitive and counter-productive WordPress “improvements”, but also because I’ll be busy considering my alternatives. I think that, come September or October, some major changes will have to take place.