A year ago, I created a little wordpress.com blog for fun. I had no idea it would become a full-fledged private hosted website, with 30+ views a day. But it sure has changed in a year.
The original METSploration had a blocky layout with one single stream of posts. Its name had the capitalized four letters to draw attention to the four subjects. The domain was metsploration.wordpress.com.
May 22, I purchased a domain from wordpress.com. The site slowly gained features such as quizzes, puzzles, and code archives. Soon it was time for another change.
August 2, METSploration completed the transfer to a private host. Almost immediately, I began changing to the 2nd interface, with a featured slider and different slots for different categories. This finally classified METSploration as a magazine-style blog.
And now, as of February 3, 2014, metsploration is going through its third change. The interface has changed to a responsive one. The colors and styles are simpler. Also, the mets is no longer capitalized. This represents how metsploration isn't just four subjects. It's an idea, a way of thinking. An exploration of the world around, how it relates to itself, and how we can improve it.
This can be seen through metsploration's numerous logo changes.
I invite you to join, also. Simply register here to become a contributor. It only takes an email and username. And if you enjoy metsploration, tell a friend.
Happy Birthday metsploration.