i’ve written 1698 posts, received 29,053 comments, and the blog has received 2,970,665 views over the course of it’s digital life. shite! not blowing my own trombone, just throwing a few factoids out if you’re interested.
now i’m moving into a brand spanking new house. finally leaving typepad behind. i don’t have any major complaints really, when i’ve needed help they’ve provided it. but it’s not a robust enough service for me anymore. wordpress.org is much better suited to the kind of tinkering i like to do. so much can be customized via plugins. and for my online classes it’s been fantastic. allowing me to build my own sites, my own way, implement unique passwords for all users, and not have to follow anyone else’s rules. i finally found a stable & secure host, after moving twice due to a rash of hacking incidents. it only takes a couple of those before you realize that in the world of web hosting you really do get what you pay for.
wordpress comes in 2 flavors, dot org & dot com. dot org is what i have. it allows plugins and customizations that are virtually unlimited, but you need your own host. you are the master and commander of your website. if you don’t want the additional layer of complexity that comes with the flexibility of so many options, you get dot com. or squarespace. or typepad. or blogger. or other services. there are many! if you land on something that works well for you that’s all that is important. i’ve seen plenty of beautiful blogs & websites at all of the places mentioned above.
what does this picture have to do with any of this? nothing!
my new layout at wordpress is very pleasing to me. i looked for a very long time to find a theme that was minimalist with a lot of white space. found! i think it’s visually appealing without being busy. sometime next week, when you show up at my address, you’ll notice my new house. that’s all you have to do – no new website address to bookmark. dispatchfromla.com is all you need to find your way. every original post since 2007 will be over there, or should i say here since you don’t have to go anywhere to get there…er here. well except, for the 72 hours it takes for some of the DNS servers around the world to get the news after my domain is pointed at the new house. still with me? yeah. me neither!
if you subscribe via email, i’m pretty sure you’ll still get my posts, but if you stop receiving updates you can just come on over to DFLA and sign up again.
OLD CLASS MEMBERS: for those of you still active in the classes that are hosted on typepad, your access ends permanently on january 1, 2016. i’ve had notices up on all of those class blogs for over a year now, giving you an 18 month notice, so you’ve probably already seen them or read about it HERE. if at that time you think you still need access, you can buy an extension for 50% off current regular prices. do wait until january though because that’s more bang for your buck, so to speak.
CURRENT CLASS MEMBERS: if you paid for a 1 or 2 yr. membership in any of my classes in the last year and it’s nearing expiration and you need an extension for any reason, go to the class info page follow the link to your particular class, and find out how to do that.
over and out pilgrims. see you soon!