Let's Get Lit! The official BCL Blog

The (re)Birth of the Blog

Nov 22, 2023 by William

Hi everyone! Welcome to the official BCL blog. I know like 99% of you are just here for the map, which is perfectly fine, but I wanted to use this blog space as a supplement for discussions, updates, etc.

I should probably address the elephant in the room... what do I mean by the (re) birth of the blog? Well for those of you who didn't know, before I started this particular website using Google Sites (boisechristmaslights.org) I actually ran this project on another website domain that was powered by the Blogger platform. I still had the same Facebook/Instagram/Map platform but the website was just a heavily skinned Blogger blog. It looked like this when I switched away from it:

It got the job done for the most part. The main issues I had is that it wasn't the most mobile-friendly, and after adding so many blog posts (we had one post per house) the navigation started bugging out. Being mobile friendly is a HUGE deal for us, since you usually don't carry around a laptop or desktop PC in your car, you use your smartphone! I decided to bite the bullet and register the boisechristmaslights.org domain - someone already registered the .com - and started using Google Sites to build the website we know and love today.

Google Sites is a pretty snazzy platform and it's free to use. It's not perfect, but it gets the job done compared to other platforms I've tried.

So stay tuned to our website for map updates, and the blog for other ramblings of the creator πŸ˜‚