This is my first post on this blog since late 2005. I closed it down, intending to move posts from here to my other blog, not all, just some, and started working on it via a MySQL text file, but became thoroughly worn out by the enormity of the job that I quit and kept promising myself to pick it up again … but haven’t at all.
I’m re-orienting some things on my websites, getting ready to upgrade to WP 2.1 soon, and decided to do a quick update of WP 2.0.7 here first, and get this blog situated with plugins and theme, etc. again, whether or not I’ve moved posts out.
In my work I deleted the theme folder that was my default here, accident of stupidity, so I’m working on seeing if the theme I’m using right now, Basic2Col, will suffice to be built on how I wish.
I had pages with their own templates and so they are lost, not the pages, just the special set-up of them.
I’m trying to go through things and decide how to align, and what to include, what to delete, and such
Photos on this blog are a big mess. I’ve used more than one method to include them over the years. Sometimes just uploading one to the server here and including it’s img src path in a post, sometimes just like that, or sometimes with a “div” around it (and this ‘div’ way is proving troublesome for this current theme.) I also used the Exibit plugin for awhile and want to undo all that, and also used PicAsa plugin which I don’t mind, and just didn’t use it much. I do have Flickr now, and did post something via the “blog this picture” interface, but not much, if more than one photo here.
On my other blog I usually just put the url of the Flickr photo into a post now. I think that’s the best way, moreso a permanent (as long as Flickr doens’t go under!) way to not have to re-mess with any picture posts. Occassionally I have put something on a site like imageshack(.us) and linked to that, which is also permanent (as long as that site doesn’t go under as well!)
I see that while looking through the last few pages of posts on my blog front I used to post a lot more than I do on my other blog, which is what I’ve used to post on since stopping posting here. I have always meant to have the two with distinct differences of myself used for each. That didn’t always work out, I felt, but do think it did somewhat overall. Right now I’m re-thinking in my introverted self way, and trying to untangle the mess of how my blogs seem to be to me. I used to post here a lot more often than I did the other blog, when they were both running at the same time. That other blog was my first, hosted firstly on blogspot, then moved to my own domain ASAP. I started this blog not long after I started that other one, but this one was also a blogger post, and not hosted here, but on my ISP website which I then had. I moved this to my own domain when I moved the other.
So anyhow, this blog seems to have been my more social-online version of me, and the other the moreso T part of me, but not that I left T me off of this one, but far. I guess I have felt more comfy on this one, and tried to be more T-oriented on the other, but didn’t much show it.
I’ve had info on this site besides blogs in the past, but don’t have that content online anymore (my previous host was someone I knew who hosted me for free, but that didn’t work out well, and I seem to have lost much of my content when I moved my hosts, since that person took the server offline for awhile and then never gave me my stuff on disc like they were supposed to (as I requested and was told by someone that it would be alright,) then finally months later let my husband know I could download the junk, and it was just too much to download in a few hours and I couldn’t get it done, and then my access was lost when it all went offline again, and haven’t ever heard back about it.)
I had a photo blog, and that content is lost, how I had oriented it. Sure I have pictures elsewhere, but not the way I had arranged them and commented on them, and such.
I also had pages for my children, picture of them, pictures they drew, and other content of interest to them or me about them.
I had some articles on Agrarianism hosted here, then moved them to a new domain but never got that domain up and running, losing steam on the project.
I had lots of stuff about my hennies here too, and other stuff.
I had started a secondary blog or two about Education and something or other else that I can’t recall, but then thought I’d be abandoning that format and putting it into this blog with the advent of Page in WP and I just didn’t do that.
So it goes, I have so much re-do for this blog to think over and implement, I’ve nearly talked myself out of doing anything much more here as I’ve written these words. 🙂
I’ll try to do more. I really will. I have already, in the form of Theme and Plugins, so I will try to keep up with moreso Social posting at least, and see how WP 2.1 is about aiding me in moving out some posts to my other blog more easily than taking my post’s SQL file and sifting through it.
A side project is Categories. Here they are a huge mess, and on the other blog I have very few and some need changed out for others, and more added. I used to be more “gung-ho” about making links to things on my sidebar and categorizing things to the nth degree here. I’d like it to be more simplistic and have to think about that as well, for both blogs. Ugh. Overwhelming.
Now then, I still need to move my custom blue Smilies to this blog, they are here, no doubt (I hope! or else I’ll have to download them from my other blog and upload them here first and then will), just need to re-add them to the WP file that codes them.