I have been blogging for many years, since roughly around 2004. I was a huge fan of subdomains and premade layouts, as I still am right now. I can’t remember all my previous sites, but the ones that I do were called Kage no Kokoro and Artificial Night. At one point I purchased hosting from Parade Hosting, which came with a free domain, so gekkostate.org existed for a time. However, I was very unhappy with the service they provided and my interest in blogging, and the wicked cool domain, waned. I chose not to renew either.
In 2014, after having been hosted by Kya previously under Bubble Hosting, I decided to give blogging another go when she opened up Giraffe Hosting. After having problems with FanUpdate, I begrudgingly switched over to WordPress.
In August 2015, I began thinking how much I’d like to have a domain and perhaps space of my own. With Tara holding my hand via Google Talk, I made my registrations and purchases through OfBlue Hosting and DreamHost.
Quick shout out to Siobhan for letting me know the domain was available!
About the Domain
“Sectumsempra” is a curse from the Harry Potter series. Its background lies with Severus Snape, who created the curse when he was a student at Hogwarts. While weighing my domain options, I knew I wanted one related to Harry Potter as it’s my absolute favorite thing in the world. Eventually I settled with Sectumsempra, since it just so happens to be my favorite curse out of everything mentioned in the books!
There are 11 plugins used: 8 active plugins and 3 inactive plugins.
Akismet Anti-Spam 3.3.2
» Automattic (url)
Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. It keeps your site protected even while you sleep. To get started: activate the Akismet plugin and then go to your Akismet Settings page to set up your API key.
Fast Secure Contact Form 4.0.51
» Mike Challis, Ken Carlson (url)
Fast Secure Contact Form for WordPress. An easy and powerful form builder that lets your visitors send you email. Blocks all automated spammers. No templates to mess with. Settings | Donate
Hello Dolly 1.6
» Matt Mullenweg (url)
This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, Dolly. When activated you will randomly see a lyric from Hello, Dolly in the upper right of your admin screen on every page.