I am sitting here glass in hand drinking a quiet toast to the memory of my beloved Jack. Today 10th February would have been his ninety fourth birthday. We always marked the days in our own quiet way, and I still continue to do so. My Granny, the one you hear so much about was born one hundred and thirty years ago, yesterday. I include her in my celebration.
I have another reason to celebrate tonight. An ongoing project that my Toyboys were working on reached completion a few hours ago. It was not always easy, and I wondered at times if it would ever come to pass.
Back in the mists of time I entered the world of blogging. It was 2006 and I used the Blogger platform. It worked well at the beginning, but then formatting, placing photos etc., became a BP raiser. Time to change. I moved to privately hosted Grannymar.com in 2007. I considered myself still to be a newbie, understanding little of what went on in the bowels of the blog. Back then I knew nothing of Headers, Plugins, Widgets and I thought a Jetpac was something worn by folk involved in the sport of Jet skis!
My old theme became dull and old fashioned, and I wanted a brighter and sleeker look. I was also having problems with posting so it was time for an update. The Toyboys looked at my back end and were horrified! It was ancient and obsolete.
Stop that sniggering back there, we are talking about my blog!
Much work needed doing, if the large number of posts were to be saved. I decided to vacate the premises and let them get on with the make over.
Thus began Grannymar(dot)wordpress(dot)com. I grew to like the theme and the easy way the back end worked. Perhaps age had mellowed me into watching what was going on back there and being more adventurous.
As I played, the Toyboys slogged on my behalf. Darren, Anto, James all played a part, but it was Phil who kept me up to speed with all that was going on. He taught me plenty along the way and sent me to sources that explained in my language what I wanted to achieve. Thank you Phil.
So now we are ready to unveil the all bright and shiny Grannymar.com.
From tomorrow February 11th visitors will be automatically taken to my new abode. You should not really notice much difference, or maybe I should play a game and ask how many differences you can find….
Welcome to a new and better (we hope) platform.
Thank you Judy. I am looking forward to this new stage in me blogging journey.
Always happy to help, and hope it all goes smoothly. Remember, gimme a shout anytime if you have any issues.
Phil, you have shown great patience with me and proved a great help. Many thanks and virtual hugs!
Well done, GM, something I’ve not been brave enough to do as I really don’t know where I want to take myself with regard to anonymity and my getting-more-public persona.
I look forward to the unveiling.
WWW, without the encouragement from Elly and the Toyboys, I might not have lasted the course.
Looks like it’s already live as I put in the URl and went to http://grannymar.com/ . Of course, I think it is already the 11th over there. Looks good.
Mike, we let it go live, but this Post and a few other comments need to be moved.
Good for you, fun to see you new spot.
Maybe now, I will become more active again.
This is exciting, can’t wait to see what it’s like. Off to an evening of Knotty Knitters.
It seems to have taken forever, but all things come etc….
I love the sound of the Knotty Knitters, Have fun.
Thank you, but the Toyboys did most of the work!
Hope you enjoy the updated rear-end!
Nancy, I am hoping it makes life much easier!
Always glad to see someone moving up in the cyber world.I’m sure you don’t know yet all the abilities of your new system. By the way, may I say that’s a lovely housecoat you’re wearing right now.