I’m Baaaaaaaack! (Once Again)

After not blogging for 3 1/2 years and not having the blog online for 2 1/2 years, I’m back again.  The blog disappeared in August 2018 when I changed web hosts.  Migrating a WordPress blog from one web host to another is NOT as easy as hosts say and I consider myself tech savvy. Just back up the WP site and database, download to a local computer, upload them to the new web host, install, and presto, they said.  Simple, right? WRONG.

I perused the literature, looked at my 3 gigabyte WP directory and opted for the techs to handle it.  Several times the old techs failed in giving me uncorrected files or even all of the files for the new techs to install.  Several fruitless attempts and much aggravation later, I became discouraged and gave up, thinking that I’d probably lost seven years worth of blogging.   Winston, that damn dog also got in the way.  Then I embarked on a Sooper Seekrit Projekt (which I’ll talk about in a later post).  Suddenly I needed my blog online and working.  Oh dear me.  I started again.  However this time some cosmic deity and the planets and sun must have been aligned because techs on both ends finally got the blog online intact.  Things are a mess behind the scenes; the layout is old and dated but the blog is back. Over time you will see changes to make it better – and different.  How so?  Stay tuned.

Since this blog started as a Richard Armitage appreciation site, I’ll leave this picture of him here looking older, wiser and doing his best to weather this pandemic lock down.

Richard Armitage
Richard Armitage courtesy of Gratiana Lovelace’s archives (via @MsSarahLena)

34 thoughts on “I’m Baaaaaaaack! (Once Again)

  1. Oh my goodness, Judy, there you are!!!!! It is so good to hear from you again. It’s simply nice to read from one of the RA friends of old. Things have changed over time in the fandom, and things are different. Not better, not worse. But I definitely miss “old comrades”.
    So welcome back. I can’t wait to hear about the super secret project.

    • Sonja! Thanks for warm welcome! It’s good to be back. I know things change, but guess I’ll find out how different things are. You’ve gotten my curious now. 😀

  2. Hey there. WordPress.com technical support sucks eggs (even if you have a paid plan). I don’t know what the problem would be with hiring people who know how their own product works.

    Anyway, glad to see you back. I got two email pushes for this post, one from wordpress.com and one from your gmail. Your gmail one was clean, the wordpress.com one was full of ISO / character salad, because, you know, you used an apostrophe in your headline.

    Richard was definitely looking good!

    • Hey there back! Thanks for the shout out on your blog, very kind of you. On tech supports, these were people working for my old and current web hosts. Hopefully I won’t have to talk to any WordPress techs; I’m about tech-ed out. WP now sends push emails? Gotta find a way to disable that then. Thanks for the heads up. RA is simply a handsome son of a gun and he’s aging well.

      • So, another thrill for you — I did not get the email asking me to confirm that I was following these comments / this discussion, so I didn’t get any indication that you’d replied to my comment. Usually there’s a separate mail, but I didn’t get the usual prompt in the wordpress.com dashboard, either.

    • Welcome back Judy! What a nice surprise when your email popped into my inbox this morning. Sorry about all the technical nonsense. Honestly – some of these blogs are so complicated I can’t manage to leave a comment on them let alone run one so I take my hat off to you.

  3. Whoohoo, this is fantabulous receiving a new sign of life from you, Judit! Brings back so many memories. Missed you! ❤ Looking forward to some new and old stories, and the Man, as we see is also still around.

  4. Welcome back! What a nice surprise. I am looking forward to your posts, but no stress. write at your leisure.
    It popped up at 11 pm MEZ with a warning that this side is not safe. It is a great time delay when I see the posting time of the others . I don’t know about the tech stuff either

  5. I look forward to this, Judi, and seeing where it takes you. Blogs are still so good to read.
    And I love the old WP face front. It’s clean and so easy to read for age-ing eyes.
    Hasn’t RA aged beautifully? Oh that we should do it so well!

    • Hi Prue, I appreciate you following me all these years. You’re one of my idols going from a blogger to published author. (She’s a fabulous writer, dear reader!)

  6. Hey Judi, Good to see your post! Looking forward to whatever you may write. (I am getting ALL of the comments emailed to me… not quite sure why? No big deal, but odd.)

    • Good to see you again Sue and thanks for the encouragement. It’s still a mess behind the scenes. I’m getting eight emails for every post. I’ll get to bottom of it soon.

  7. Dear Judianggggg! It is so lovely to see you back online! Not the least of which, you were/are one of the blogging goddesses who was the genesis of my own blogging efforts. And I adore the modern day slightly graying Richard Armitage portrait you chose to include. His smile–and ours at your return–cannot be contained! Love & Hugs! Grati ;->

    • Hey Grati, thanks for the well wishes. I don’t know if I’m a blogging goddess *blush* but I appreciate the thought. You’ve been plugging away since you started and I’m in awe! 🙂

  8. Helllooooooo!! Great to see you pop up in my inbox with a new post! Can I just say a big thank you for that lovely picture of Richard. Looking forward to reading your posts again

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