I love May! What is not to love? May is a time of promise! Freshly tilled gardens offer up a pristine blank slate for planting! Ponds and waterways are still full to the brim! Nor have predators caught up with the little songbirds / bunnies / ducklings that are a such a delight!
In other words … it is a time of possibilities yet to be marred by weeds and weather! As a glass half full kind of gal, such incurable optimism is right up my alley! After all, I could not do the work that I do if it was not underpinned by a firm belief that it is possible to effect change!
Have I always been this optimistic? Most of the time! How has that worked? Hey … I am human not Little Miss Suzy Sunshine … so sometimes with it has been with mixed results! Long time readers will remember when I banished the old blog from cyberspace in a huge fit of pique five years ago!
I learned a few valuable lessons from that experience! #1 … if you are using a free blogging service, do not delete your blog! #2 If you are using said free service and DO delete your blog .. make sure you restore it within thirty days! (sheesh … i did NOT know I could do that … at least not then … lol ) And #3 …. that it seems to be physically impossible for me to stop doing the work that I do!
By comparison, my “other” blog has been a steady science experiment! At one point it was a gardening blog …. until I realized the obvious bit that I was too busy during gardening season to actually blog! Periodically it has been purely about simple living! For the last few years, it has been more journal than blog … and being hosted on my personal site has lacked all the blog bells and whistles I am more accustomed to now!
Lets face it .. I really do not have time to maintain both blogs! What does that mean in realspeak? Am I closing down this one? That one? Nope!
It means that sometime in the next week or two … weather and woodstacking permitting 🙂 …. I am shifting the whole schmoo over to my personal site. If you have been wondering why you haven’t seen so much from me lately .. this is why. I have been busy mastering the ins and outs of the WordPress software!
Is this one of those out of the blue, mid-life madness things? Absolutely not! When I moved my blog over to the free WordPress blogging this time last year, this was always the long-term goal. I am a middle-aged grandmother, not an IT professional, so learning the WordPress ‘lingo’ was a good first step! First things, first, eh?
What will that mean for readers? Not much from the ‘front end’! Basically a new bookmark 🙂 The only real difference is that my personal site will be powered by the lovely .. and free … open source WordPress software!
In other words, blog readers will now have access to both blogs … along with all the other useful little bits of information about gardening, cooking, simple living even Granny’s Survival Guide 🙂
As a sidebar note to this … there really is a method to my madness! Even this middle-aged granny understands that technology is changing! That unless one is a ‘gamer’, the desktop computer is headed down the same road as the dinosaurs! In other words … that my next computer will probably be a tablet 🙂
What time is it? If someone is going to keep leaving that darn soapbox out where I can find it .. then it is time for me to set it up on my own ‘turf’ 🙂
PS … Heather D’Etremont you were right! I do love WordPress! Its free! It’s easy to work with! And best of all, it’s up in the cloud so the next time a computer or hard drive tanks I do not have all the work of building my sites from scratch 🙂