You may come across little kinks in the new layout (maybe a broken link or a lower resolution image on an older post, casualties of my data transfer from Blogger to WordPress). Perhaps the site is running slow? Please let me know if you encounter any issues! I'd love to hear what you think. Part of me wanted to hold off the "rebrand" until the new year, but I just couldn't wait.
Why the name change?
"Le cœur fait boum" — or 'Fait Boum' — means something special to me (I'll leave the About page up over there in the sidebar, if you're interested in the story). But it's hard to say, and it's harder to explain. :) So I've been wracking my brain, and throwing around ideas with friends. And during the brainstorming process, I kept going back to one of the first ideas: Cactus and Fog. A nod to the desert, and a nod to the bay. Cactus for Palm Springs, and Fog for San Francisco, my two homes, the two places that have carved out a permanent space within my heart.
I dipped my toes into WP over the summer, when I was reporting for BayNewsNow. And although the interface took a day or two to get used to, it's really much easier to work with than Blogger. Not that I dislike Blogger — we've had a very long, great relationship! (I was using Blogger long before Fait Boum, and it's always been my favorite. Easy to code. Easy to SEO.) But Blogger requires a lot of hand-coding to make big changes. The WordPress advantage is its plugins. That white sticky navigation bar at the top of the screen? I had to dig around for some CSS that would make it work, and then tweak it to get it to work with the Blogger site. The sticky navigation bar on Cactus+Fog? It functions better than the one here and there was zero coding required. Saved me at least 3 hours of work! Plus, close to 20 percent of the world's websites are hosted on WordPress, so they must be doing something right. I'm excited to make the jump! See you there. :)