Thursday, August 25, 2005

Happy Blog Birthday!

Yup that is right this sucker has been around for one whole year. I started this one year ago after some of my envy got the better of me and the SP3 swap drew me in. Who knew what it would have turned into and what it will turn into this year.

And with the contract finally secured through the end of the year (yup- that WOOOSH you heard Tuesday at about 12:00 Paris time... It was the sound of me stepping into the decompression chamber) and the blog birthday coming up I thought it was time to take task and look around. First thing I have decided is that moving time is near and dear. Blogger is great for what you pay, and since you pay nada, you get your exact value worth. And while I am not at the point of hating it with the heat of many fiery suns, I don't want to wait until I get that "feeling" either. There are other features I want that I simply can't do with blogger- like create photo and project galleries, create post categories, create pages for FAQs (like where are all the Parisian yarn shops...) manage my comments, and much much more. So I am cutting loose while it is loose. I have decided to move the blog to its own and right URL, that I caved and bought. I am going to set it up using Movable Type/Typepad and possibly do a redesign. I am looking into the server/hosting and I think I have found a reasonable package. And even though I am probably going to hold off on internet in the flat for right now, I have a computer back that isn't locking up on me at all times so... there are no more excuses. So I will be setting that up, trying to implement a design, clean up and transfer all the posts + from here and delete the blog. Next thing I have noticed that my first post of last year was saying about how this blog would be "all knitting all the time." Dude I think the blog has become all whining all the time. I have held up my end of the bargain from the previous post, I made my Oliver's Fund contribution (and so should you) as well as my MSF donation (again so should you). I haven't decided if I am going to cut myself down to the point of only posting about knitting and not about life, but I do know I want to get back to posting about life here in Paris (and not just the hyperventilation parts) and I want to post more pictures and the life. SO changes are a coming and in the Fall time air. And third- Tink needs to not have so many random objects sitting around. She needs to FINISH her stuff even if she is a knitting as process over product kind of gal. So what have been the highlights of the past year knitblogging: 1. I have made some LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY friends! 2. I have been the recipient of an astounding amount of kindness given my incessant whining! 3. I have finally knit something for myself that I ACTUALLY wear!! 4. I have kept track of my knitting 5. I have learned a bit about me So this blogging thing not all that bad. Happy birthday blog.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy blog-i-versary!


7:08 PM  
Anonymous Jackie said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I look forward to the new version.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Ann said...

Happy blog birthday indeed! It's been great fun, my fraternal blog twin. :)

9:33 PM  
Blogger Amelia said...

Happy blog birthday sweetheart. As for not posting about what you'd said you would - heck it's your blog, post about whatever you want!! Have a glass of wine for the birthday and an eclair au chocolat. or something else from the patisserie.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I can't believe that you worked at the Christown Y! I volunteered there - teaching spin classes - while I lived in Phoenix in 2002-03. Very small world.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A very Happy Blog B-day! Thanks for the wonderful reads. And, happy for your securing of the contract to the year's end!! YIPPEE for Tink! Good things for good people, yes! Terry in SF

8:41 PM  
Blogger claudia said...

Many future happy blog years.

In the redesign, bigger type OK?


6:02 PM  

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