hello you plucky few readers who have managed to find me across vast distances of time & space, hello! things are settling down from the move to wordpress. the movers pulled out and here i am with a giant stack of boxes to unpack. it’s actually a pleasure to look inside and see things i haven’t seen in years and years. what’s this? where shall i put this? do i need this anymore? i really did throw caution to the wind when i pulled the trigger on the switch. boy did i ever. if i had thought long and hard about the broken links all over the interwebs, my lost subscribers, the malfunction & chaos…you know what? i would have STILL done it. typepad makes some aspects of blog migration to a new platform very difficult. i doubt it’s their intention, but you sort of feel like a hostage. oh sure. you can move if you want. but if you have your own domain already and have been using it over there expect a certain degree of chaos.
but to all that i say pshaw! i don’t have the time or patience to worry about broken links and SEO, rankings, ratings, stats, yadda yadda yadda. no no no no i don’t. everything will fold into place eventually. i am here. i am blogging. my epiphyllums are celebrating.
that being said…i do have some housekeeping tips that might help us stay connected.
first of all, as you zip here and there on this new blog space and you can’t find your way back to the beginning, all you have to do is click on the banner/logo up at the top, “Dispatch From LA” that’s like the home button.
you’ll also notice a small icon up at the top right, floating there in that white space – list – if you click on it you can alter the way you look at my content. it will either show up in list or grid form. if you’re reading this individual post right now you won’t see it. it’s only visible when you’re on the home page. another new thing are the categories of this blog will arrange themselves in a nifty grid also by clicking on them. they are in the navigation bar at the very top. for example, clicking under the TRIP REPORT heading on amalfi coast, will display all the posts i’ve written about the amalfi coast. voila!
i think it’s fairly intuitive. hop around and see what you find. now then…i do happen to have some vile and pressing news that may displease you. THINGS HAVE CHANGED. however, i shan’t expect to hear any complaining. not allowed. if you hate the new format keep it to yourself por favor. my delicate mental state simply cannot abominate fuss. HAH! (i’ve been wanting to say that ever since reading miss hargreaves earlier this year. )
if you would like to have each post delivered by elves into your email inbox every time i write something new & profound you can do that at the end of this post.
as of now your rss readers such as bloglovin’ or feedly won’t work. i’m in the process of figuring that out. an email subscription will be more reliable for now and you can unsubscribe anytime you want, or as soon as the rss readers are sorted out. don’t know when that will be though… by the way the subscription is for the posts only, i don’t have a newsletter or other emails i’ll be peppering your inbox with.
you will have to change your bookmarks, otherwise when you arrive here you will see a “not found” notice.
of course, if that happens, all you have to do is click on the banner and that will straighten everything out. but who wants to do that every time? just reset your bookmarks. if you have my blog linked anywhere on your blog i would appreciate if you would change those links too, but if it’s too much of a pain in the tuchus, i understand! the link is simply dispatchfromla.com
that’s a lot of information. if you’ve made it this far down in the post thanks for sticking with it. if you haven’t, i don’t blame you! i’m sure i’ve forgotten other important details, so feel free to ask me in the comments if necessary and i’ll answer. i’m NOW able to reply to people individually, which is cool! my answer will appear under your comment. if you want to subscribe to the comments you’ll see a box to check for that too.
in other news…today was the first day of school and i wasn’t there! thrilling!
that’s all for now. plants are blooming. cats are napping. i’m back to regular posting.