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.
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.
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.