This has been a long 12 days…but our blog is back!
The story begins with me being so overwhelmed by a string of health crises my husband has been going through. That is what inspired me to write the recent post “Ways To Streamline Your Responsibilities In The Midst Of A Crisis” In an ongoing crisis you learn to ditch activities that wear you out and lay aside the ones that are optional.
Truly, it feels as if we have gone to the Emergency Room at least once a week this summer. That may be an exaggeration but we have been there a lot!
In fact, one of the wonderful security guards at the hospital handed me a wad of free parking passes so that I could come and go without concern about paying to park my car. It can get expensive. What a blessing!
So, in all of the turmoil. I forgot to renew my domain name for my blog (a domain name is the Ducks ‘n a Row address that gets you here!) I was 2 days late. They happily renewed me but I guess it must have started the process over like it was brand new. When they renewed it, my blog could no longer find the internet.
Instantaneously the LIGHTS WENT OUT at Ducks ‘n a Row.
The domain name holders believed they were innocent of doing any harm. The experts in the Blogger forum took a look and said “no, it’s not Blogger, it is the domain holder for sure.” And with all the advice that came my way, I was unable to fix the problem.
When you earn a living blogging, absence from an online presence for a length of time equals lost income and sharply declining stats. Sponsors look at statistics so it is important to keep those traffic numbers up. Zero is BAD!
I had no choice. It was finally time to move to Word Press. I had heard that WP is a big blessing but it was a scary unknown world to me.
Sometimes the things that are best for us are the very things we have been trying to avoid. That being said … I hired a design company – Five J’s Design – who had done a phenomenal job for some bloggers that I admire. With Joy’s help, and an abundance of wise advice from my blogging buddy, Marilyn from Marilyn’s Treats, I made my way through to victory. Ducks ‘n a Row is BACK!
As when any little baby is born …. a duckling or a “bloggling” … it looks a little messy. Know that I am working out the kinks …. there is a learning curve for sure. Actually, it is a fun adventure. But it feels so good to be back. REALLY good!
Of course, we host the weekly Happiness is Homemade Link Party. If you are a blog hopper, be sure to come on by!
Tuesday there will be an awesome Cheese Spread Recipe on the blog. (It is 100% low carb, for those who care about carbs, and delicious for everybody. I received a batch as a Christmas gift from the parents of one of my students and soon as I tried it I had to have the recipe. It’s that good:)
And Tuesday evening at 7pm ET the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop begins.
So stop by and see the new design, visit a few posts and even share some? Let others know that we are back in business.
Oh yes, and you have to stop by the “Organizing” tab at the top of the page. One of my very first posts with a video of me explaining the premise of Ducks ‘n a Row is there. I had totally forgotten about that post and video. I’m actually glad it turned up. It’s good to revisit the vision from time to time.
BTW, I missed you!
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