My new WordPress writing site

The dreaded “Sorry, I haven’t posted in a while” post is the surest sign that a writing blogger’s engines have been — and, too often, still are — sputtering and that their blog is likely to fall into the “better things to do” ocean.

I can’t tell the future, but I never haven’t enjoyed blogging and I miss it. I’m as curious to find out whether I continue as you might be. There’s only one way to tell — I’ll click Update tonight and wait until tomorrow to find out if my posting momentum remains with me.

Notes about the new site:

  • First off, I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I had to get that out of the way. I’m sure the six of you who followed my blog in it’s old location have been missing me something fierce, as we used to say in Tennessee. But I’m back, perhaps not with the same 5-days-a-week dedication with which I had posted before, but with a promise to add posts with some respectable regularity. That frequency was difficult to sustain whenever life or work got too busy.
  • So far, I’ve brought over fewer than the nearly 350 posts from the old site. I had begun blogging back in 2007 if memory serves me correctly, so not including those leaves out a TON of my early writing history. But, given how long the 37 posts, with their links, lists, pictures and various and sundry special instances, I’m not promising that I will ever go back and add them all. I would like to say that for each new post, I’ll an old one, slowly working my way simultaneously forward and backwards until they’re all included. What I really want to cleanly import the posts from the old database and have it done in one step, but that may be asking too much.
  • Excuse the mess, if there turns out to be one. If you find anything squirrely about the new site — WordPress has all manner of odd twists and turns, new ones of which I’m learning about daily — please shoot me a quick note. It helps a lot since you are likely to use this site differently than I am and will, therefore, be more likely to run across such oddness. Also, please feel free to let me know if using the site is in any way difficult or annoying. Font colors and sizes are the most frequent issues with a new site. If you can’t read something or an element seems jarring or distasteful, copy the page url and, again, shoot me a note. I want things found and fixed as quickly as possible and your assistance is greatly appreciated 🙂

 

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