You may have noticed something different these last few days. What could it possibly be?
Oh, yes. The blog was gone.
I think it was being updated, or transferred, or worked on in some way. I don’t know. Stuff happens around here that I don’t know about. Don’t get me wrong, this blog is awesome. I just raised my hand one day, and all of a sudden I have my own awesome, free, purple, professionally-designed, banner-and-popup-free corner of the internet. It rules. In case you don’t know, this blog is one of the MyCrochetBlog blogs. They provided free, awesome blogs to crocheters (sponsored by CrochetMe and KPixie) as a way to nurture the online community and encourage new voices. I think it’s wonderful. It certainly helped me – I doubt I’d be doing what I am today without the platform this blog offered me. Having someone else running the site was a great way to start, too. I didn’t have to know anything about what I was doing.
I’m getting tired of it, though. I’m tired of having to contact the admin to change my sidebar. I’m tired of updates and transfers with no notice and no explanation. I’ve outgrown my space here. Missa was awesome about letting me do anything I wanted on this page. Sell patterns? Sure! Shove the ads so far down the sidebar pretty much no one sees them? No problem! (Unintentional result of adding so much stuff to the sidebar. Hahahaa.) This is just…not what I need anymore. Those of you who have been around a while have probably seen many such posts as this one. They can go one of two ways – you can go up and move ahead, or drop out.
I’m movin’ up, baby.
I decided last night to launch a long-cherished plan I’ve been saving for ‘someday.’ I’m starting a website. Go see it here. Seriously. Go look at it or I’ll never speak to you again. Thank you. Anyway, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that my blog is back this morning. I think it was time. I plan for Inner Child Crochet (for thus it is called) to be a site that offers my patterns, of course, plus possibly helpful articles, ideas, tips, tutorials, and in general stands as a beacon of originality and whimsy in the world of well-crafted crochet! Please link to it, bookmark it, and watch it. It may go slowly (you know, because I have two kids to take care of and this guy that I feed), but I hope I can make it what I want it to be.
Consider yourself bookmarked. I can hardly wait to see the website finished.
Interested in a “free” “open source” web editor? Go to http://www.nvu.com/index.php
Interested in a “free” “open source” web editor? Go to http://www.nvu.com/index.php and download unless you already have a favorite (if so let me know)
Sounds like an exciting plan! I ditto the Nvu recommendation, too.
Good for you! I am looking forward to the new site.
Wicked! But aw shucks it doesn’t have the RSS lolly-doo that lets Bloglines know that it’s been updated. I guess I’ll have to bookmark with this lame IE 7.0 version favorites thingy.
Can you tell from my highly technical language that there’s no way I could do what you’re doing with a website? 😆
Sounds exciting! I’m going to check it out right now.
How cool! Your very own site!!! Mazel Tov! I have really enjoyed your blog here and look forward to keeping up with your Inner Child. Good luck!
Okay, so I go to my mom’s house for Christmas this year and I’m thinking I need to make sure to visit Melissa’s blog ’cause I love it!!! So, I boot up my mom’s ancient computer (well it’s 6 years old) which takes like forever, get on the internet which loads like molasses and type in the web address and OH NO!!! It’s GONE!!! I almost cried.
Okay, I’m just kidding but I was pretty sad. So, I’m glad to see you again. But I missed so much now. So, is your exciting news that you are starting up your own webstie?? Which btw is in My Favorites and I’m totally excited for you!!!