Thursday, December 13, 2007

An Explanation

"Hey!" you say. "What's going on here? Do you realize that today is December 13, and that it has been over a week and a half since the last post? Lazy! Crazy! Where have you been?"

The answer, my friends, is that I've been working on a little secret project... a new blog! I've been frustrated with Blogger glitches for several months - with having to try several times to get the same post to go through, with getting error messages while uploading photos. It's a free service and it's been good to me, so I can't complain. But I also don't have the time to rewrite posts that Blogger has swallowed, which is why I've decided to switch over to Typepad.

The whole blog is over there now, your comments and all! The links are nearly the way I want them! What's held the whole thing up so far is that all of my pictures are on Blogger's server. It's against The Rules to use their server to post pics elsewhere, so I've been re-uploading all the pictures to my Typepad blog. Did you know that I have written over 500 posts? It takes me about a minute and a half to do all the updates I need to on one post... you do the math. Hours and hours of hard labor, all to keep you entertained and informed. :-)

But I've decided not to wait until I'm done to switch my activity over there - I'll just keep plugging away at updating the archives while the blog is active.

Oh, and the other thing - I'm going to be blogging a little bit more anonymously from here on out. I'm still working out what this is going to look like, but most people will probably be referred to by initials or nicknames. Since I don't know how long I'll be doing this and don't have any plan to stop in the foreseeable future (you know, except for my periodic several-week "sabbaticals"), I've decided to build in a little bit of the privacy that Chloe might prefer when she's oh, say, fifteen. :) If you'd like to suggest a nickname for yourself (or another friend or family member - even more fun!), let me know.

So that's what's going on! Stay tuned - I'll post the new address soon!

P.S. And after writing my complaints, this post didn't publish with any of the formatting that I'd put in while composing it and I had to add them all to the HTML manually. Poor me, right?? Yeah. I can't believe I even knew how to do that. Actually, I haven't published yet as I write this so I don't know yet that I do know how to do it...


Blogger Karla W. said...

I've heard of others having the same complaints with blogger and have also switched over to type pad. I find I only get the error message with the photos when the size of the photo file is too big. I've also learned to type everything as a word document and then copy and paste it into blogger...just in case. As for the formatting, I simply gave up, sometimes I get double spaced lines and other times not, even going to HTML doesn't help.

12/13/2007 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Erica said...

Can I be Rev. Sexy? (My friends used to call their associate pastor that behind her back.)

Ok, maybe not such a good nickname.

Erik (my personal IT department) is talking about retooling my blog, too, but he;s already using some weird platform. I hate posting pictures on it right now. I want that to be easier.

12/14/2007 12:43:00 PM  

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