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Why must it be so freakin’ hard to customize a blog. seriously. I’m not a rocket scientist. I want and need to optimize my blog performance. currently I like the theme i’ve got, just not the “Creeper” font. I thought I figured out how to change that..but ugh. nope.
So, here i sit. completely frustrated once again.. -.-
I know better than to do anything of real importance during Mercury Retrograde. I know it’s a time for reflection and review. It’s not time to start anything or make large decisions (like moving your blog to a different host). Me, being a Gemini, got a bug up my ass about needing to move my blog to save money. I searched and sourced many people. I got contacted by a small little company. (and yes, i do mean small) Got a REALLY great deal for the year. A little more than $20 to host my blog with them on their servers. COOL!!! I was thinking this would save me about $150 a year on hosting fees. After I had renewed my domain name (this time for a 2 year stint), I was off. At first everything was going great. I had REduced my cash output, I had REflected on ways to further save money, I was REdoing a lot of stuff. Moving my blog ‘then and there’, however, was a bad thing. There have been little irritating problems since. Problems saving and transferring files, initially the site was too big (only to find out later it’s not), then a hacker got into the site, there was a memory bug problem, then once all that was resolved, the server crashed – short downtime. (Can you hear Mercury laughing at me? cuz it was loud lol!) Server is fixed, the site’s not moving like molasses anymore. My plug-ins aren’t working right. So, I’ve spent the last 24 hours fixing them.
All this, just because I *HAD* to move my blog right then, instead of waiting a few more weeks. *sigh* Lesson is completely learned. ~Patience is key, when your ruling planet is retrograde. In this case, Mercury. All the REdoing, REvisiting, REflecting, and more wasn’t gonna save my stupid tush from the blunder this was. Every time something else happened, I honestly just laughed. It was like a comedy of errors. What can you do, but laugh at it and keep moving forward.
The owner of the company, was fantastic. Worked really hard to make my move easy, when i know he must of been going out of his mind. I wonder if he was really up for the challenge that moving my blog posed for him. I did tell him that if all goes well, and I am happy with the overall performance with his company, i’ll be hosting another site with him, and be sharing his information with others as well.
Time will tell. For now? I’ve gotta get back to updating my Etsy shop, Loading Buffer, and making more jewelry for stock. I’m gonna need A LOT more if I even want to fully participate in the Craft shows & fairs this year.
Have a great weekend!
I’ve applied to be a gestational carrier, in other words, A surrogate. The huz says I’m crazy, which I’m pretty sure he’s right. However, I’m doing this for multitude of reasons. There’s so many people “out there” that want children but can’t have them on their own. Situations run the gamut. Gay couples, Single parents, Traditional couples etc. Every time I got pregnant, I wasn’t really trying. I’m just a fertile kitchen witch, what can I say? So why not share? (hey, the compensation isn’t bad either and times are hard!) I will give of myself, to allow more than one family a better, more fulfilled life.
SO, yes, I will be blogging this journey as it unfolds. I’m always looking for more people to speak with about this. Leave comments, questions, words of support in the comments below.