After some consideration, and thoughts that I’d shut down this site and start a new site, I’ve decided to go a different route and set up Jekyll on my system and will soon be publishing this site using that instead of Wordpress. I get light amounts of traffic on this site (especially since I haven’t done much with it in recent years), but still I get security warnings and cpu load warnings from my hosting provider (that is a different story for another day perhaps), so upkeep of the site using Wordpress has become kind of a drag. Previous issues with my hosting provider caused the site to be temporarily shut down due to issues with my Wordpress theme, so I’ve been coasting by using free themes from the Wordpress library.
Now that I am taking more time again to learn new technologies, I’ve taken new interest in the site, and I think using Jekyll is going to be a fun experiment. Props to http://www.girliemac.com/ for a great little article on the process of converting from Wordpress to Jekyll (see http://www.girliemac.com/blog/2013/12/27/wordpress-to-jekyll/) as well as minimal-mistakes for a great theme and tutorial. Watch this space for new bits soon!
[Correction: new bits have arrived! Will be sorting out the kinks in the coming weeks.]