I am moving house

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….

36 thoughts on “I am moving house

  1. wisewebwoman

    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.

        1. Grannymar Post author

          Nancy, February has always been a busy month for birthdays. My Granny, an aunt, two brothers and Jack. For the shortest month of the year, it was busy with cake & candles!

  2. Al

    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.

  3. Alice

    Looks great, GM! This IS it, I think, for it’s the morning of the 11th here (Mountain time, USA) and I believe you wake up far earlier than I. Just never know what you’re going to be to next! 😀

    1. Grannymar Post author

      It took a couple of weeks. buckets of blood, sweat and screams from me, but thankfully Phil calmed me down and pointed me in the right direction!

  4. Maxi

    Love your Header GM. Nice addition to your tag line, and your pages. Your hard work has paid off. Nice blog!!

    blessings to you and your Jack and your Granny ~ maxi

    1. Grannymar Post author

      The main differences were with the very old outdated Theme, but with about 2,500 posts, over 30,000 comments and and a mountain of photos, it was not an easy task. With the toyboys, I would have faded away.

        1. Grannymar Post author

          Alas, the original one I had was no longer compatible with the more up to date plugins and it had limited scope – no header etc.

          I am happy now, but may change the header photo from time to time as the mood takes me.


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