Monk’s Hobbit is permanently moving to Blogger

Monk’s Hobbit is permanently moving to its new home in Blogger: www.monkshobbit.blogspot.com.  Please update your subscription.  Thank you very much.

The new Monk's Hobbit blog in Blogger: www.monkshobbit.blogspot.com.

The new Monk’s Hobbit blog in Blogger: www.monkshobbit.blogspot.com.

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Monk’s Hobbit is moving from WordPress to Blogger

Blogging in WordPress has been fun for nearly the past five years.  But I think it is time for Monk’s Hobbit to move to Blogger: www.monkshobbit.blogspot.com.  I have several reasons for doing this:

  • I wish greater control on the look of Monk’s Hobbit, which I can easily change later in Blogger by changing the HTML templates (though I am not yet attempting it).
  • I like Blogger’s direct link to G+ which shall be my repository for pictures.  For this, I made a new profile for Monk’s Hobbit in G+.
  • I  like Blogger’s ability to handle scripts, such as Mathjax for writing equations.
  • I like Blogger’s direct link to Adsense.  If this blogging apostolate would be sustainable, an extra income through ads to support the peripherals–camera, computers, and lots of books–would be needed.
  • I wish to overhaul the document design of the Monk’s Hobbit site.  In the new website, I made the labels the top tab headers:  News, History, Literature, Science, Liturgy, Business, Music.  This allows me to gather all my Catholic views on many things and at the same time discipline myself on limiting my labels on posts.
  • I wish to showcase some longer white papers or articles that I wrote; I’ll put these in the pages section in the sidebar.  Some of these white papers would summarize several blog posts in the WordPress blog.  My aim is really to write books by collecting blog posts and stitching them with care–not in the Frankenstein way, but in something smoother like the invisible weave patch technique in the Shroud of Turin.
  • I won’t be putting links to other blogs though (my apologies), because I wish the site to look more formal and professional.
  • Don’t worry.  This WordPress blog will remain.  I will still moderate comments, but I won’t write new articles here.

I hope you’ll like the design of the new Monk’s Hobbit website.  I’ll study some Javascript to put something fancy there later.  For now, there is nothing much in the new website, except the blog’s mission and vision: To strengthen the Catholic Faith of Filipinos worldwide.   But I’ll be posting regularly there, about once every two to three days.  Full length articles of more than 1,500 words needs about 2 to 3 hours to write.  Short blurbs of 500 words just takes about an hour, so these blurbs would be more frequent, though I am not fond of writing short blurbs.  As a rule, I write in three paragraphs.

I like writing.  I wish to emulate Tolkien’s literary style in the Lord of the Rings.  But I think it is not really possible, because I have my own personality and my mind is shaped by many books and articles that I have read.  I read two new books a month, usually books on business, management, and branding.  I write the way I speak.  If you like my writing, please follow me in my new website in Blogger: the Monk’s Hobbit.  There I’ll talk about many things under the sun–News, Business, Liturgy, Music, Literature, etc.–but always with Catholic view on the subjects.   See you there!

Ateneo Latin Mass Society has a new WordPress blog

I made a new blog for the Ateneo Latin Mass Society in WordPress: ateneolatinmass.wordpress.com.  I shall post there all the activities of the Ateneo Latin Mass Society and other notes and announcements on the liturgy.  Since I do not wish to duplicate content (because Google does not love duplicates), the Monk’s Hobbit blog will be solely focused on Philippine Catholic culture and Catholic apologetics, with some tidbits about Philippine Jesuits and Ateneo de Manila University.