The Wheeling It Blog Has MOVED!!!!
The big day is finally here. It’s been coming for a loooong time although I’ve been keeping it pretty quiet. You see for many months I’ve been getting too big….too big for the free wordpress.com platform. I never really imagined this happening when I first started my little old blog 4 years ago, but I guess it’s a compliment to all you blog readers that follow me. It came to the point that I could no longer “cover my ears and lalalala” away the problem. But moving the blog to a self-hosted/paying platform was daunting, so much so that I became paralyzed with fear even thinking about it. How to move over 670 posts, 5,000 pictures and 1,500 subscribers without screwing up???
Well, it’s finally happened….I think. It was NOT easy. My blog was so big it varnished the cache and required “Guru Mediation” something the tech support assured me was not a spiritual transcendence. This required several techs scrambling around for many days doing a gazillion things I have no understanding of to even transfer the bleeding thing followed by several more days by yours truly panicking to fix the stupid format. In the process I even popped out a theme child (not altogether painless, mind you) and coded some CSS……aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!
But it’s done…hopefully, I think….and here is the new link:
If you’re a blog follower and want to keep up with new posts I’d like to ask you to do the following:
1/ RSS Followers -> If you’re getting my blog through RSS feed (e.g. Feedly or equivalent) please update your feed to www.wheelingit.us/feed
2/ E-Mail Followers -> If you’re getting my blog through e-mails your e-mail should already be transferred to the new blog feed (in fact, I’m kinda hoping you get this e-mail from the new link). However I’m not 100% sure of this. This was one of the “iffy” parts of the transfer. So, if you don’t get a new blog post from me in the next few days please go to the new site www.wheelingit.us and re-sign onto the e-mail subscription (top right)
3/ Linkers -> If you’ve got my blog linked to your site somewhere, please update the link to www.wheelingit.us.
This new platform is now a paying platform. Nothing much I can do about that given my “beastly” blog size, but I’m hoping to keep things classy. I’ve been playing around with some Amazon affiliate links to see how I could support the thing and based on the couple of experiments I did in the past month on the old blog it looks like it’s a “go”!! I want to THANK all of you who used my links and I’ll be using them in the new spot to (hopefully) support it going forward. So, share the love when you get a chance 🙂
DO have a look at the new blog and let me know what you think and/or if you find any errors. I’m happily open to suggestions & improvements. I like the new, fresher look but want to make sure you like it too. With any luck all new posts will be on the new platform. Up, up and away…..!