Welcome to the third edition of my blog. I don’t know how many of you had a chance to see my final entry over at the other place before it was shut down today, but it was a warning that there was a problem. My blog was suddenly taking up way, way, way too much space on Stephanie’s domain, to the point where she had nearly reached bandwidth capacity by the end of August. Then just today my blog had sucked up almost all of her bandwidth in the space of less than a day, so something drastic had to be done.
We figured out what the problem was before today, but efforts to stop it weren’t working. Her domain is a yearly birthday gift from me and she has oodles and oodles of space on it for her needs. More oodles than she should ever need. I’m not about to pay for more to keep the domain alive, especially under these circumstances, so enough of all of that. None of the other sites she hosts are bothered, so my moving seemed like the best solution all ’round.
Thus, here I am, back at Blogger. A tad plain compared to the old home, but a safer haven in a lot of ways, as well as one that I can manage all by myself, at least for the most part. I like autonomy … a lot. My intention was to set it up by myself, too, but she beat me to it. And she calls me a control freak! 🙂
Actually, I think it was just so that she could get her way about putting my photo up on here. I wasn’t at all keen on the idea as I’m not big on photo sharing, but it’s here now and I’ll leave it for a little while. At least she chose a relatively decent one. Not a favourite, but a heck of a lot better than most of the rest taken with her digital camera. She’s a big believer in capturing “candid moments”, if you get my drift. It’s a tad outdated as the glasses have changed in the months since. The face is also a bit thinner now, thanks to the effects of not feeling well for several months. But yeah, it’s basically still me, so I’ll say no more.
The new name is also her invention. It was meant as a joke … I think … but I liked it and decided to go with it. I wanted something at least mildly amusing, and in the literary vein, so this works. It beats anything that I had come up with by that point. Of course I should maybe be a bit concerned about why this particular one sprang to mind so easily for her, but we won’t go there.
I considered moving the old blog over, but in the end went for a whole new start. A pain for those of you who have to change your links yet again, but I promise that I won’t make you do it again for a long while. It was just the best option, all things considered. It’s also an act of kindness to all of the Queen fans of the world who stumbled onto my blog while searching for the lyrics to the Queen song of the same name. Apologies in advance to any Shakespeare fans who stumble onto this one by accident. But really, if you’re a true fan, you should know better.
So, thanks for coming to the housewarming party. What can I get you in the way of refreshments? 🙂