But All That Can Be Fixed.

by Lori Dwyer on January 24, 2013 · 7 comments

It was a big, flaming disaster. Children ran screaming through the streets, poets composed tragic death sonnets, and the sky bled the tears of a thousand angels.
Also, stress makes me a little melodramatic.
Jen The Epbot. On her own WP switch. Reasons she’s awesome, number 642. Stole her image, too.

angry cat

While I’ve gotten significantly better at being out of my comfort zone… I’m really only good at it when I know I have a comfort zone to go back to.

Which kind of defies the point.

But when a computer screen has been your salvation for two years now… changing the formula behind that salvation can most definitely mess with your head.

It has certainly messed with mine.

If you come here often, you may have noticed things changing ever so slightly over the last few days. And not just the car, the cat or my ridiculous string of bad luck and heartache.

For my fellow bloggers and tech–heads– I’ve swapped, finally, from Blogger to my own big girl, grown up, self hosted WordPress site.

For normal people– I’ve moved 850 blog posts, nine pages and 12,000 comments from one place to another, specifically so the Google God can’t just up and eat it all on a whim

And oh my lord, somebody hold me while I lose my sh*t.

The comments were having some kind of personality crisis. The mobile site was popping up broken links everywhere. Images don’t do what they’re told. Firefox decided that it simply didn’t like my blog anymore, but only from my own computer.

And, much as I hate to admit it– most of that is entirely my fault. Starting and staying on Blogger, patch-working things together as you learn… all that makes for disgustingly little synchronicity when attempting to move everything from one place to another.

But… all that can be fixed.

And it is being fixed. Bit by slow, anxiety–causing bit. A lot of it by very fabulous people like The Bear and his 24 hour WordPress tech support, FaerieSaerie and The Most Awesome Man In The Universe.

While I just kind of… keep writing. And mentally put my hands over my over ears and hum Ke$ha songs to myself.

So please stick with me on this one, jellybeans. New header coming soon (really, really, really this time). Things slowly being fixed. But, please, if there’s anything you spot that’s not working as it should, let me know in the comments (if you can, in fact, comment. If not, try emailing me. If that link works…. Never mind- it doesn’t. Fixing that, too. Email at lori (at) ladefrickinda.com)

It’s one of those painful transition things. Like growing up. Or finally getting a real, big girl blog. Or something.


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Sapphyre January 25, 2013 at 9:57 am

Keep up the good work Lori :) and thank you to all your helpers from me!


marensmeyer January 25, 2013 at 4:50 am

So very proud of you! Seeing how I’m someone who JUST got the nerve up to even start a blog (http://psb1969.blogspot.com/) I’m still taking baby steps on Blogger.


Spagsy January 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Hoorah!!! I can leave comments now


Carol January 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Welcome to the grown up world ;) Aren’t the transistions just a bitch lol. The gods seem to have decided to give you a break for a while… the car, the car seat et al. But wait there’s more… More what you may ask?? I have no idea, just hoping to give you a smile :D xx


Karen January 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm

YAY! Welcome to WP. You are now even cooler than you previously were.

So glad things seem to be working out so much better for you at the minute. Sending hugs.

Take care

Karen <3 xxx


Molly January 24, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Yay WordPress! (It’s not like I’m biased or anything…)

You will totally get there, and soon this will all be just some hideous techy-nightmare memory that you will laugh at over a cup of tea. Promise.

But Lori, please. Don’t resort to singing Ke$ha songs. It’s just not worth it.


bron@babyspace January 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

sounds great, lori! good luck girl :)


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