Notice anything new about the blog/website? I started blogging back in 2007 on SailBlogs.com and fairly quickly moved over to Google's Blogger. I can humbly say that the site has grown, matured, and increased in readership. Now that my blog is nearly five years old, I thought it was a good time to freshen things up with a new look, layout, features and name.
Let's start with the name. Most of you will know that I have used "Sailing Island Bound" for several years, with Blogger's default domain name of http://www.sailislandbound.blogspot.com/. Since the site has transformed into much more than just the chronicles of Island Bound's journeys, I've choosen a new name that reflects my own personal journey and hopefully inspires my readers...Sail Far, Live Free! So now I've got my own domain/URL, which is http://www.sailfarlivefree.com/. Don't worry, your old bookmarks and links to the blogspot address will still work too, but updating is recommended.
You'll also notice hotlinks to new pages just under the Sail Far Live Free header. These will allow you easy access to categorized postings and content I've written over the years. You'll find pages such as "About", "Ponderings", "Gear Reviews", etc. I figured adding these pages was a good way to keep my hard work from getting lost in the blog archives.
So take a tour through the website and feel free to provide feedback via email or comments on this post. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can follow SailFarLiveFree.com using the email box to the left or by using the "Subscribe to Our Blog" options further below. As the new welcome message to the left says, "Stay awhile and read, dream, and be inspired to Sail Far, Live Free!"