Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I'm making the change folks. Today I decided that I will make my blog on Word Press my main blog. I'm tired of trying to keep up with all the "improvements" and changes with Blogger.
Remember the "new Coke?" That went well didn't it? More recently a website that I used to use a lot called Playlist "improved" things. The end result is that I no longer use it. Just as well.
It's a shame because there are many features that I like with Blogger like being able to change my background photo. Ironically, the photo I have now (which I took this morning of roofers in Milton) is probably a good metaphor of what I am doing now, changing blogs.
The photo of the change in my hand is also an apt metaphor. This is the change I received a few minutes ago from my single purchase at the Food Lion supermarket. I normally pay with my Discover credit card but since I only got one item, broccoli, I paid for it with cash. Thus that rare "thing" in my hand, change.
Actually there are several good reasons to get a fresh start with a new blog provider. Since I'm not giving out my new blog address (it will have a different title than "Retired in Delaware"), not everyone will know where my new blog is. For those of you who do want to know, you can find me through Spo Land. Those of you in the know, know where that is.
I've had this blog since 2005. Over those years I have had followers that I would rather not have. I've lost several friends, or at least people I thought were friends, who took offense to some subjects I blogged about. They tried to censor my blogs by telling me what to blog about and I threw their criticism right back in their face and they didn't like it so bye bye so called friends.
I also have some followers from where I work which restricts what I can write about in my daily life. I can hardly write about work when I know my boss and co-workers are reading my blog.
I have made some good friends though. For those of you who do not know the "Spo Land" reference, send me an e-mail and I'll send you the address of my new blog.
I'll still blog here occasionally but I will be posting daily to my new blog.
The past five years have been fun. Lots of ups and downs, mostly ups. I hope to make new friends at my new blog. Be warned though, I have yet another learning curve to go through. I'll admit at my age these learning curves are getting harder and harder to negotiate. My new blog will be pretty bare bones until I can figure out all the bells and whistles.
Thank you everyone to all my faithful followers. I appreciate you all. To those who have ended our friendship because you couldn't control me, good bye.