Not for the first time, I am welcoming you back to my blog. But this time, I think I have it. I hope so, cause this final reworking required quite a bit of my time and I don’t really feel like doing it again. lol
I started out on Blogger trying to create a blog where I could share a few thoughts and show you the layouts I had been creating and photographs I had taken. Blogger was definitely the easiest format to use, but I was never very fond of the appearance. And it always seemed to me that I would be able to do more if I just switched to WordPress. So that’s what I did.
To begin my WordPress journey, I setup my domain with No Support Linux Hosting cause who doesn’t love paying just a $1/month for their website hosting. And I was pretty happy. I never got my site to look exactly as desired. But I was pretty happy and probably would have stayed their but then one morning I woke up to find my entire blog gone. They had decided to do a nuke and pave with no notice. I was broken hearted. Six months of content gone, including a really good post on the loss of Steve Jobs. That is when I made my initial move to Squarespace..
I am a big fan of podcasting and Squarespace sponsored two of my favorite podcasts, Tech News Today and All About Android, so I decided to give them a try. They did automatic backups and after the loss of my previous blog, that definitely appealed to me. And once again, I was initially quite happy. But soon I found that I didn’t have the skills necessary to really customize my site as I desired. And what I could do with their templates just was not working for me. Especially when it came to displaying my layouts or photographs. So I headed back to WordPress.
This time I chose a new host, NameCheap. By paying for a full year at once, I only paid about $6/month. I was busy setting things up as I had before using an alternate domain while maintaining my Squarespace site. I was setting it up much as I had before, but having problems even achieving the same level of happiness I had previously with WordPress. During the process, I learned of the release of Squarespace 6. It sounded good, and since I was not yet happy, I decided to check things out. This time I found the tools I needed to create the site I wanted. And that brings me to today.
I want to welcome you to my redesigned site, You can navigate the site using the drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner of every page. Right now, you can view a welcome page, my blog, my favorite quotes and my digiscrapping layouts. Eventually I will be adding photography plus who knows what else may arrive eventually. I hope you like my new space. If there is anything you’d like to see, please let me know and I will see what I can do. I hope to have you visit here on a regular basis.