Ch-ch-ch-changes…

With no more cycles to focus on for a while, I clearly need something else to spend my time fretting over.  The winning obsession?  This blog.

I think it is safe to say I’m not going to quit blogging any time soon.  Barren and blogging.  It’s my schtick these days.  With that in mind I thought it was time to start a bloggy overhaul.

Most of the changes should (at least for the moment) be nearly invisible to most regular readers.  And, that’s intentional.  Last thing I want to do is upset ya’ll with too many dramatic changes, so the caveat I’ll add for this entire post is, as always, if you see something you don’t like, shoot me a line.  I do truly appreciate feedback.

The change and my reasons: To start with, I’ve purchased a domain for the site and transferred my hosting away from WordPress.com.  When I first started out I didn’t know how much I’d like the whole blogging thing, so, even though I’m an experienced web designer that frequently uses various scripting, encoding, and transformation languages for my day job, I went with the easiest out-of-the-box solution I could find.  That was WordPress.com.  The goal was to get pain to virtual paper, not to show off a fancy design.  Without a flurry of cycle-related updates to post about for the coming months, I figured now was as good a time as ever to transfer over to the big guns.  Hello my lovely CSS and javascript — I’ve missed being able to muck about with you!

The impact to you:  Hopefully very little in the short term, though you’ll need to make some changes in the long run depending on how you regularly access this site.  The address for this site is now http://www.notwhenbutif.com (note: the “wordpress.com” has been dropped from after “notwhenbutif”).  If you click on old links, have the old address bookmarked, or otherwise find yourself being pointed to the old address, no biggie, it will seamlessly redirect you here.  This may change next year if I choose to transfer my domain registration and cancel site mapping, but for now you’re golden.

The major negative impact, however, is to those of you who follow this blog through a wordpress.com or e-mail subscription.  Please update your settings if you want to keep getting these updates sent to your blogroll or arriving in your inbox!  (Also, note that you can choose to follow me on Twitter, on Facebook, and via email through the resources provided on the right of each page!)

The change and my reasons: So, we now know fully and firmly that I won’t be getting pregnant by doing a naked tango with the mister.  It’s all egg retrievals and embryo transfers from here on out folks.  And, in a land where IVF is considered equivalent to an elective boob job, that means a whole lot of spending is about to go on.  I never had any illusions that this blog would ever earn me any cash (and that TOTALLY wasn’t the point, so no skin off my back), but with IVF on the horizon I figured why the hell not try and prove myself wrong.  You’ll notice a few (hopefully tasteful) ads here and there in coming weeks.  Even if I only earn a few pennies a month, that should at least buy me a few gallons of gas to make one 2 hour round trip to the clinic.  We’ll see.  It was pretty cool that the first random ad that was sent my way was for Attain.  Good match, Googlebox, good match…

The impact to you:  Hopefully none at all.  But, if you notice any offensive ads shoot me a line and I’ll reassess this great ad experiment!

Thanks for bearing with me folks!  Now I feel ALL THE FREEDOM (but, sadly, have none of the time at the moment!).  In coming weeks and months, though, actual noticeable changes may be rolling out your way.  As I wrote in my first ever post, I may not be able to procreate, but at least I’ve birthed this blog.  And, I suppose, this little blog is growing up and finding some independence.  Here’s hoping we’ve got a while until it starts stealing my liquor and taking my car.

4 thoughts on “Ch-ch-ch-changes…

  1. “Pain to paper”? One of the greatest Freudian slips or most brilliant puns of all time.

    Love the new site. Those changes sound great. Wish I knew js!

    • CodeAcademy is a beautiful thing if you are looking for a fun way to learn js, php, python, etc.

      And, P.S., I feel like an idiot. It’s been a couple days and I still don’t see anything wrong with “pain to paper.” What interpretation am I missing? Lol.

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