During my leisurely weekend, which I will detail below, I got a wild hair and decided to finally move my blog to my own url. I have been officially blogging for eight years (as of August) although I kept weblogs of other sorts long before the word blog was ever used. In 2002, I signed up with Xanga and blogged THERE for quite a while. (My monikers included soNOTcool, frejaluna, yourfavoritewife, and themissingtenenbaum.) In the spring of 2007, I started writing (and posting photos, poetry, videos, and vignettes) at Typepad, which has served me well.
About six years ago, I purchased www.jodianderson.com. I haven't done a lot with it in that time. It has essentially been my landing, where one can get a little info about me and find links to my various other blogs. I had always hoped to host my Typepad blog there, but... *CONFUSION*. I have decided to take advantage of my host's Wordpress.ORG services. Please note the DOT ORG because Wordpress DOT COM is a much nicer can of worms. Trust me. However, that's not an option since I'm hosting the blog and not the other way around.
(If you are a super-duper scholar on Wordpress DOT ORG, send an ambulance immediately.)
So, here is where I stand... I transferred all of my old posts and comments from my Typepad sites over to www.jodianderson.com. The comments are messy. The replies don't match up with the original comments. Some people have two profile photos. (???!!!) For a while, until I get things running fairly smoothly, I will be posting at both sites. HOWEVER, comments will be closed here because I will not be able to transfer them. Or, I just don't want to go through that again. Please. Fortheloveofscience, NO! So, if you'd like to leave a comment, please do so at www.jodianderson.com/blog. It'll really help me out, to see how things are formatting over there.
Speaking of THERE, please ignore the following: the lack of headers, the poor formatting, THE OMISSION OF ANYTHING PRETTY, the ugly themes, THE FONT, the nails on the floor, the stupid obvious tags, and the runaway lawnmower going in circles.
Here's the details; Please let me know if you run into any issues:
blog: www.jodianderson.com/blog (rss feed: http://www.jodianderson.com/blog/?feed=rss2)
photo projects: www.jodianderson.com/photos
video blog: www.jodianderson.com/videos
Saturday: breakfast - farmer's market: radishes, asparagus, kale; black fennel, parsley - planted black fennel, parsley and heirloom tomatoes - discovered baby dill from last year growing in the garden - sat in adirondack chairs under the maple - sauteed asparagus and radishes with garlic (I'll come up with a recipe for it and share soon) - read on the front porch in the early evening - tried to get video of Kin *covering* and *uncovering* the water bowl - finished reading Mrs. Miniver (LOVED IT!) - started adding books to my Amazon store
Sunday: breakfast with a breeze through the window - adding at least 40 books to my GoodReads list - seeing a young and downy Grackle sitting on the bird feeder roof, confused about how to gracefully get to the seed - careful placement of fans to keep cool - more sauteed greens with white beans - sauteed green beans with garlic and red pepper flakes - falling off the vegan wagon and having a raspberry shake - getting a wild hair to move my blogs to my own domain - staying up too late
Monday: road trip through and around Black Earth, Mount Horeb, Blanchardville, Mount Vernon, New Glarus, and Monroe - discovering a new park for picnicking - stopped at Brennan's for asparagus, Grana, aged Cheddar, garlic, and lettuce - figuratively banging my head against the table while trying to figure out Wordpress DOT ORG