Hello. Good to see you. Welcome to my news digs. I have actually been posting here for several weeks already, just paralleling my Raindrops posts while I tried to personalize my new home just a little bit: a task which has not always been easy as I have landed in a strange country where things work a little differently — at least if you wish to play around and modify the template a bit. However, as it now seems to be working well and be stable to boot, I am moving in lock, stock and barrel, albeit with some misgiving and trepidation.
It’s highly likely that you are a Blogger person and are most likely wondering what could possibly have possessed old AC to pack his boxes and move to new digs after more than six years of publishing on Blogger. The reasons are two-fold and quite simple.
- I’ve now owned this anvilcloud.net domain where you have landed today for a number of years, but it has been gathering dust quite some time now. So, I thought to myself, “Self, you should either give up your web site or make use of it to host your blog.” Besides, I quite anticipated the challenge of setting it up using Word Press software and surmised that the cranial exercise couldn’t exactly hurt my mental acumen. Frankly, my dear, this noggin of mine needs all of the positive stimulation that it can get.
- My second reason is that, for me, Blogger has its limitations. For example: lately, neither Cuppa nor I are able see our full archives. If we click on July, for example, we might only see half our posts displayed. While they’re still accessible via Dashboard, it would be nice to have them available on the blog itself. I mean, that’s at least part of the lure of blogging — to have easily accessible archives.
That’s it really. I have nothing against Blogger and may return to it someday and update to the newer formats and templates, for I suspect that it’s my antiquated templates that might be causing the archiving problem that I mentioned, above. WordPress software has a little bit of a learning curve, but it is also a little more flexible and powerful, so I think I will enjoy using it for the time being.
Like Blogger this site publishes RSS Feeds to notify followers of new posts. However, I don’t really know if all Blogger people will be comfortable with this. For example: if you use Blogger’s Follow method, I really don’t know if it will work outside of Blogger, but please let me know one way or t’other. If finding my updates becomes a problem for you, please indicate so in the comment section or email me, and I will be glad notify you, personally, of updates. Note: there is also a permanent email link at the top of the sidebar.
Regardless: I plan to respond by email to everyone’s first comment, so you should have the email address that way too. I am using a new email address for this blog, but the account that I used at Raindrops, is still there and functioning, so there are many ways for you to communicate with me.
I imagine there will be a little bit more to say about this new venture, but I think that’s enough for me to write and for you to digest for one post. Phew!
Once again: Welcome.