Just over three and a half years ago, I started up my blog. It was something that I used partly as a record of the places I have been but also as a way to learn more about Japan. I have been keeping up this blog for that entire time and have built up my audience. I had been on WordPress.com for that entire time and today I am officially welcoming you to the new home of Dru’s Misadventures. It is an exciting time for me as it also heralds a new look for this blog. I have always been unhappy with the previous look and feel of the old blog as it was done using a template. With this new blog I am very happy to say that it has met and exceeded all of my own expectations. I hope you love it as much as I do. I look forward to many more years here at HinoMaple.
I mentioned in my 2011 Year in Review post that things were changing this year. This is that big announcement. We have finally moved over to a new server and Dru’s Misadventures is now open on HinoMaple. HinoMaple is actually my own company. It is a very ambitious start-up company that has a lot of big and lofty goals. While I expect my main product to be born in the summer of this year, I doubt I’ll be able to tell you what it is until the end of this year. I hope you all have some patience with me as my ambition is a little grander than my own abilities. I hope that things will move faster but releasing a product that is not ready is just irresponsible on my part. Once released, I believe you won’t be surprised by it but rather interested in what it can do.
I must thank the people who helped make this new website a reality. First I must thank iGEN for their hard work at migrating this blog and all of its deficiencies to this site. I can’t imagine how difficult it was working with the code but they did a great job and helped tweak the look wherever necessary. I also have to give a big thanks to Dennis Lo Designs. He created the entire look of this blog, aside from my own pictures. With just minimal input from myself, he along with iGEN created a clean, bright, and simple layout.