Oops! Mind those boxes, there. Unpacking is a work in progress.
It’s strange, moving into a new place. Even though you know that soon its every detail will be as familiar as your own hands, there’s a period of adjustment whilst you’re learning its smells, its proportions, its light, and the fact that you have to yank the bathroom window handle slightly to the left in order to open it.
No, I haven’t physically moved house. I still live in the oldest, coldest, quirkiest, roof-leakiest, converted brewery in these ‘ere parts of Oxfordshire. My point is that moving house is just a very little like… moving blog, which is what has been happening over the past week.
I hope that everything on this site still looks pretty much the same as usual from your end? Yes? (Small issue: much of my follower total has vanished in a puff of bloggy smoke. If you wish to be further troubled by colourful knits/crochet and nuttiness, you may need to re-whack that ‘follow’ button to the right of this post, and whack it hard.)
But here behind the scenes, there has been much shenanigans, and it’s fair to assume that the staff at WordPress and my wise techie/crocheting friend Alice have realized the true extent of my cluelessness.
Anywhere, here we are. You’re welcome to a drink if you can find one to unpack. Good luck with that. Third box from the left might be worth a try, I think?
Just like two years ago when I started this blog, I’m standing staring at the walls of my new pad, wondering what changes to make. For those with an interest, I’m now self-hosted with WordPress.org rather than cosily spoonfed at WordPress.com. Returning to the house analogy, it’s a little like buying vs. renting. With WordPress.com, everything is easy and if your boiler breaks down, someone pops round to fix it.* Whereas WordPress.org is like buying a house: exciting and with all sorts of possibilities, but everything is down to you. When your boiler throws in the towel, you either fix it or pay someone else to do so. Yikes.
Adios. There will be many photos of knitting and crochet very soon. Much stitching has been happening around here, and I hope in your world too?
*I’m assuming a level of landlordly competence that is not necessarily matched by many people’s reality.
ETA: Oh goodness, French readers. My heart is with you.
I wonder if you click on the “Leave a comment” icon above this box if it will allow you to comment?
Ok, so you can comment if you click the “Leave a comment” icon above this “Leave a Reply” section but not in the “Leave a Reply” box. Hmmm…
Got your latest post, turned up in my updates rather than rather social section but you still arrived ?
I’ll try again to leave a comment.
Brilliant, it’s working. Looking forward to following this site.
Katie Writes Stuff says
It looks like it has all come together well! I tried to leave a comment when your post first went up but it wouldn’t work – luckily I always copy comments before I post them, just in case of internet shenanigans. “Good!” I thought. “I’ll email it instead.” So then I went and found your contact email address… and copied it… and then banged my head against the desk as I realised I’d just wiped out my copied comment. So you get this one instead, which is probably not as interesting as the original.
Mostly, I wanted to express my admiration for the analogy you used to describe the switch from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. It is EXACTLY like moving from a rented house to one you own!
Welcome to your new home x
Everything is still looking good! Hopefully you get settled in your new ‘home’ soon. 🙂
Crochet Club says
All I can say is, it still showed up in my reader – how’s that? But I re-followed just for the symbolic act. Good luck in your new abode!
Loving your new home. It is as cosy and convivial as the old but with even more room for your character and wonderful quirkiness. Wishing you every success. Mxx