Where Do Broken Blogs Go … Can They Find Their Way Home?

If I said I had been kidnapped by a monster to explain my lack of posting here over the last two weeks, it would not be far off from the truth. I took this photo at Eden Project over four years ago when I was in the process of relocating my life to Cornwall from the US. The monster in the background is made up of old electronic equipment, broken bits of televisions, washing machines, out-dated computers and other kinds of gadgets that can improve our lives or sometimes imprison us.

Held Hostage By My Indecision

Computer changes are at the top of the long list of distractions that have kept me from writing lately.  I’ve been getting updates from Apple for months letting me know that I needed to move to iCloud as Mobile Me was ending. Don’t worry if none of the details make sense to you, just know that over the last year I’ve known this was coming and put it off making a decision until now.

Keeping My Email

One of my chief concerns with not moving to iCloud had to do my email and I was only able to decide once I discovered I could leave it as it was and let some other significant parts of my online/connected life go. Even then, I waited until the last four days possible to do so and only after reading loads of confusing information. See what I mean about monsters and indecision.

No More iWeb

My first blog was through iWeb, which was a big part of the problem because it was affected by the discontinuation of Mobile Me and the required move to iCloud.  That blog became an archive for my earliest posts after I moved to WordPress in early 2009, a move necessitated by my lack of ability to moderate comments that were being left by a female stalker who did a variety of things to try to make my life miserable.

The early version of GOTJ no longer exists now. What you will see if you look for giftsofthejourney.com is this post as I mapped the domain name to my WordPress account knowing my iWeb version of the first GOTJ would disappear at the end of June.

I saved a copy of the first 80 or so posts and plan to move them over to this blog one post at a time, backdating them so they show up in the time period in which they were originally created. Even though it will take some work to republish them along with their comments, I think it will be worth the effort to have all of my posts since June 2008 finally in one place.

I’ve been wanting to use my domain name here without the addition of wordpress.com and hopefully this change to giftsofthejourney.com won’t create any problems for those of you who have subscribed to my blog. We’ll know after this post.

 

9 thoughts on “Where Do Broken Blogs Go … Can They Find Their Way Home?

  1. I’m happy to know you will be reposting your original blogs. I wanted to look at one the other day and was dismayed to find I could no longer access them. I had to laugh when I read about your tendencies to procrastinate. I do this too, and it has gotten me in trouble at times. I always swear…never again…but, of course, it happens.

    • I’m glad you found something you liked well enough to go back for another look. Those were my earliest bits of writing intended for public viewing and I’m glad they are only going to be missing for a little while.

  2. so can I just copy and paste your excuse…LOL…mine is the same ….technical difficulty to the max..new wordpress.org website one year in the making…oh, my…so glad I’m not alone in the abandoned blog arena…just wanted you to know it seem to be working…you appeared in my inbox…

  3. I feel your technology pain. I’ve been having difficulty with my wi-fi and have spent several hours trying to sort it all out. Sometimes I just want to stick my head in the sand about it all. I think a trip to the Apple store is in order soon.
    Hope everything on your iCloud gets updated soon.

  4. I procrastinate when it comes to tech changes, as well. I don’t care how much “new and improved” whatever it is actually is. “Old, tried and true” is always my choice.

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