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Major updates and new site

I have finally updated Just Hungry and Just Bento to new mobile-first designs, so they don't look awful on smartphones and the like. Actually Just Hungry was already more or less fixed, but Just Bento was not. Now it is.

I have also started a new site about Japan, called Just My Japan.

All three sites are now running over SSL.

This site is lagging behind, but it's not a high priority anyway since it is so rarely updated. ^_^

Embrace your blog, you own it

There are a zillion blogs out there, and it may seem like your own, little independent blog will just get lost.

So, the allure of writing for another site, perhaps for someone else perhaps more established than you, may seem to be the best way to go.

It isn't. Unless they are paying you well for your work, don't, I repeat don't, write for someone else's site/blog. If you want to maintain your own voice, and have full control over your own content, create your own.

The worst thing any blogger can do is to go write for another site, for no/minimal pay, and with no clear agreement over who controls the blog.