Where did May go? So much happened in May between work, home and family that the entire month slipped away without any kind of post here. June is starting at at the same “full speed ahead” tempo. I don’t know when I will have time to write any of it up and some of what’s going on in my life I’m reluctant to share in a public forum. Don’t be alarmed. None of it is ‘bad’ per se, just private.
With the weather becoming brighter, warmer and more summer like, Terry and I are spending evenings outside. Thunderstorms are forecast for later this week so perhaps I’ll spend that rainy afternoon and evening writing a post.
Stay well and take care.
For the last nine years, my blog, Misty Midwest Mossiness, has languished as a ‘free’ site hosted at WordPress.com. That ‘free’ came with a slight headache, which eventually morphed into a migraine. My ability to host for ‘free’ meant being saddled with advertisements, the content of which I could not control.
I took a huge leap this week and dived into the Digital Ocean. I’ve created a couple of droplets, their term for virtual machines hosted in their cloud. I created this new home using one of their prefab Droplets in their Marketplace. I did have to buy a new domain name, mostly because I didn’t want to mess up and re-configure my existing domain name just yet. My new domain name – hennethannun.net – which reflects my ongoing love for all things Tolkien and sunsets. For more information about Henneth Annûn visit this brief article at the TolkienGateway.
I was able to export my blog (overnight) from WordPress.com and import it this morning in just a few minutes. I will leave the old blog in place for the rest of the year and monitor this new blog home to see if this is cost effective and won’t break my pocketbook.
I will be adjusting the look-and-feel of this new blog – rebranded as “Into the West” – over the next few days. Let me know what you think.
Report: Trolls can be detected early on – KCTV5.
I’ve been a moderator in various forums online over the years. My number one axiom is ‘Never Feed the Trolls!’
Now there’s a study to back up that assertion and to predict the birth of the next troll.
I’m writing this “how to” article for those members of my family (who shall remain anonymous) that resist the urge to create an account for every website they happen to frequent. There is a way to follow my blog without creating a WordPress account.
Here’s how in four easy steps.
Continue reading “Following My Blog Via Email”
The Story Board Ep. 5 – “Life Online: Putting the Meme in Memoir”.
About ninety minutes long. Some good points and tips about ‘modern memoirs’ from some long time bloggers, who also happen to be authors.