Welcome to the 175th Metamorphosis Monday!
Last night, shortly after 10:30 PM, I held my breath and said a little prayer. In the blink of an eye, Between Naps on the Porch took a giant leap in cyberspace. If you’re reading this, that means you held on tight and took the leap, too. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
This may be the biggest Metamorphosis I’ve posted about for any Metamorphosis Monday, yet! It was certainly the scariest. Almost 900 posts and 58,000 comments had to be moved from one blog platform to another. A few things are wonky…I know of at least 19 posts that went AWOL. We are working today to get those copied over.
Pssst: In case you want to bookmark it, Between Naps on the Porch’s new address is: betweennapsontheporch.net.
If you notice your comment is missing from the recent Wedding Tales post, be assured, I am copying all those comments over. The stories you shared in your comments were heartwarming, heartbreaking, shocking, funny and amazing! I’m definitely not leaving those stories behind in this transition. The missing comments were comments that weren’t part of the initial transfer but I hope to have them back in place by the end of today.
Update: I’ve copied and pasted over all the comments that were lost on the Wedding Tales post. They aren’t in the order they came in and are all dated today’s date, but at least they are back. So many amazing stories…thank you for sharing each one!
Why the Leap and What’s New?
So many folks have asked why I took the leap…why Between Naps on the Porch, took the leap to WordPress. There are a lot of little reasons but the main reasons are:
1. The worry that blogger might one day accidentally delete my blog thinking it’s spam. I’ve heard those horror stories and I’m sure you have too.
2. Better layout with drop down menus allowing quick access to the posts you want. Blogger has been working hard to upgrade their blogging platform…it’s getting better all the time. But the themes were limited and didn’t offer easy access to old posts.
Go exploring! Click on the menus at the top of the blog. You’ll notice they drop down revealing lots of categories and often the categories will drop down again. That means fast and easy access to the information you want.
Example: Looking for a particular holiday post? Click on the category “Holiday” and it will drop down down to reveal a list of holidays. Click on a specific holiday, like Christmas, and it will drop down to reveal 5 subcategories: Crafts, Decor, Home Tours, Movie Houses and Tablescapes…all related to the holiday, Christmas.
Before when you clicked on the holiday category, you had to scroll and scroll and scroll to find the Christmas section and then you had to scroll some more in search of the crafts, decorating ideas, or movie house tours related to Christmas. Now a few clicks will take you right where you want to go.
NOTE: If you click on a picture link today under the category headings and it cycles you back to the home page, you’ll know you found a post that didn’t make it over. I know of 19 right now that didn’t make the transition. We are working to get all those over today, so please know we’ll get that corrected.
Update: I think all the missing posts have been restored. If you click on a picture link under one of the categories at the top of the blog and it doesn’t take you to the post, but instead cycles you back to the home page, please do let me know! It would really help if you let me know when something appears to be not working correctly. Thanks so much in advance!
Have fun exploring BNOTP today!
Pssst: Want to see bigger pictures as you explore? Just press the “Ctrl” button down on your keyboard and while holding it down, press the plus (+) key once or twice, depending on how big you want the pics and writing to be. When you’re done reading, press the Ctrl button and the number 0 (zero) to return to where you were.
Looking forward to your beautiful Before and Afters!
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Let’s try something fun today! Please visit the person who linked before you and after you…that way everyone will get some visits. Hope you’ll visit more, of course.