What’s New Around Here?

I wanted to bring you up to date on a few things.

First of all, I’ve been working out the kinks on my (pretty!) redesigned website.

(Except for my footer which seems to have a mind of its own.  Maybe it’s been possessed by The Ghost?)

This place is feeling more and more like home every day.  I sure hope you like my new digs as much as I do.

If you’ve had any trouble finding Twenty Four At Heart since I migrated, and/or gotten error messages when visiting, or anything weird -

Try re-entering/saving/bookmarking/subscribing at TwentyFourAtHeart.com.  I know there have been a few glitches – I’ve seen a lot of error reports show up.  I think it’s impossible to migrate so much data, redesign it, move it to a new hosting platform, etc., etc. without a few kinks.   I’m hoping those error messages are winding down … but please let me know if you’re having any problems.

Second, I’m horrible about answering comments even though I always have the VERY BEST of intentions to do so.  (I do read every single comment and they mean the world to me.)

I can’t promise miracles, but I’m now making a very concentrated effort to answer your comments right in my comment section.

If you stop by and ask a question, or leave a comment -

You will (hopefully) find I’ve answered/responded if you check back in that same post’s comment section the next day.

In fact, if you’ve commented on my last few posts you’ll see I’ve responded right under the comment you left.

Let’s be realistic – if I’m in a bad pain flare-up, I have house guests, I’m traveling, or other such things -

I might not get a chance to respond to every comment.

I’m going to really try though – I promise.

My new blog design makes it MUCH easier.

You can also now subscribe to comments so you can keep up to date with the conversation.  (You’ll see the option to subscribe to comments when you leave a comment.)

Third, if you like to stalk me on Twitter, and I know some of you do, you can now see a running scroll of my recent tweets right in my sidebar.  As long as this smart little scrolling box doesn’t screw up my blog, I intend to keep it.  I know some of you don’t have a Twitter account.  The new Twitter box should make it easier to keep up with my smart ass remarks.  (It’s a special treat just for stalkers!)

Fourth, at the bottom of each posts you’ll find some “buttons.”  The buttons make it easy to share Twenty Four At Heart posts/info with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon, email, and other social sites.  There’s even a button to help you print out a post since I often blog about information you want to hold onto for life.  (What?  Why are you laughing?)

I do love to see people share.  If a particular post is funny or interesting to you, I hope you’ll use the (very conveniently located!) buttons to forward it to your friends.  You can even share pretty photos with them!

Fifth, the Photography tab in my top navigation bar now links you directly to my photography website.  There seemed to be some confusion the way it was set up before.  If you’re looking to purchase a photo you can now click on the Photography tab in the navigation bar, OR click on the haunted footer at the bottom of the page, OR click on the page curl in the top right hand corner of the blog where it says (surprise!) Purchase Prints.  I hope these recent changes clear-up any confusion.  Based on the feedback I received, I think it will.

OK, I think that’s it for blog-related updates.

I know it isn’t exciting to talk about all the bloggy-type stuff, but I wanted to let you know the latest and greatest.

P.S.  Thank you so much to everyone who’s been concerned about my physical well being.  The past few weeks have been some of the toughest I’ve had pain-wise in a long, long, time.  I’m certainly not “over” this flare-up, but I’ve been improving a little each day since New PT entered my life.

P.P.S.  (I have got to come up with a blog name for him!)

6 Responses to “What’s New Around Here?”

  1. Jan's Sushi Bar

    I love your new digs – so pretty! I think you’ll end up loving WordPress, too, even if it doesn’t do everything just the way you want.

    I am SO glad to hear that you’re doing better, even if it is just a little every day. Muah!

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  2. WebSavvyMom

    –>I like the new layout and design of the site. It took me a second to realize the Leave a Comment was at the top of the post now.

    My family is more likely to look at my blog than my Twitter account where I let a lot more things fly. I love The Twitter!
    @DebThaxton

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