Well, good morning! Let me just start the day by saying, I did it! I finally did it! I closed my Typepad account and the old version of my blog will no longer be available there. I feel a sense of relief. Why did I hang on so long? I don’t know. All I can say is that this process has been frustrating and complicated and annoying. Pulling everything together for the new blog in this new space took some time. I couldn’t get the banners to show up right, they were the wrong size, other things got in the way of me sitting down and just getting it done, and overall I procrastinated (as I am known to do) an awful lot.
In fact, I spent so many days trying to get it all right that when I reached a point where I thought I would never figure it out, I just shut down. I couldn’t log in to Wordpress for fear I might just cry. I considered stopping this thing altogether. I even considered dumping all of this work and just sticking with the old blog, but then my frustration made it so I couldn’t log in there either.
But, here I am and I am feeling pretty good about it. A weight has been lifted. I have the feeling I get when I finally drop off that load of clothes at Goodwill that’s been taking up space in the back of my car for a month. You know what I’m talking about – those bags you take out and put back in each day so you can make room for the dog and yet you just can’t seem to drive those extra few blocks to drop them off. It’s a genuine freedom I can feel deep down in my bones!
The banners now are not only the right size but they appear, somewhat magically, on the right pages!! I nearly peed my pants when I got that to work. Really! I let out a whoop and the kids came running like I might have fallen and broken my leg or something. That alone is worth celebrating!
The funny thing is I can’t even really tell you how I did it except to say it’s how I always do things. I worked on it until I was about to throw my computer through the window and then I took a long, long break. Then, one day I opened it up, spent about an hour poking around and, Voila! (as they say in France) here it is.
Now don’t get me wrong. I know there are still glitches here and there, things I can add and fine tune, pages missing and photos with bad lighting, not to mention days and days worth of posts that should have been written and my shop that should have been updated long ago. But, it’s a start and a darn good one if you ask me.
So, I invite you to poke around here. Let me know what you think. Let me know what might not be working. Make suggestions right in the comments section and tell me what you’d like to see here in this space. If you see something here you think might appeal to someone you know, send them the link. That’s what this is all about after all – sharing ideas and thoughts.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to check it out too. I really appreciate the feedback and knowing that you stopped in to see what I am up to.