Did you miss me?

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I mean, did you miss my website? Access was denied (even to me, can you imagine?) for most of Saturday, all of Sunday, and most of Monday. It’s all straightened out now, at least until the end of April.

But I thought I’d take this opportunity to let you know that big changes are coming. Shortly after I got done with my “minor” web redesign (a big deal to me), my webhost let me know that I really, really, really needed to either upgrade Movable Type or change publishing platforms. (MT is what I use to publish this blog.) According to this pricing structure, I need to cough up 70 bucks for the privilege of using MT3. So I’m switching to WordPress.

There are a lot of exciting features in WordPress, but there are also several learning curves involved. Consequently you are not going to see much writing from me for a while, even though I have so many ideas banging around in my head I’d like to share. And even when I’m done, it’s going to look way different, because I don’t (or won’t, because gardening season is imminent) have time to make it look like it does now. Sigh. All that tweaking and hair-pulling down the drain.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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bill March 30, 2005, 9:00 am

I will follow your progress.

I need to do this too, as I am on an older MT version. I installed WordPress but then I balked at having to do all the work to make it look the way I wanted. So many things to do that are more fun.

Keith March 29, 2005, 9:44 pm

Steph is right; you will LOVE Wordpress. You will especially love never having to rebuild your site again.

Steph March 29, 2005, 11:54 am

I’ve done MT and now have WP. WP has far less headaches, once you’ve acclimated you will love it.