Blog Finally Updated - Under Construction

My Blog Makeover is Finally Complete!

The Suspense is over!


Please be patient while I update my stand alone pages. I just noticed that the labels do not match the page. I will work through the weekend to get all of my A-Z post under the A-Z tag, for example.

I am so excited that my blog is finally finished. I must say I am very disappointed about my comments. 

The main reason, (I mean I did want a cosmetic change), but the main reason I hired a professional from TCBOTB to revamp my blog was so I could rid myself of the awful Disqus comment platform. I know how many of you complained about it and I hated it as well. I tried, unsuccessfully, to switch back from Disqus to blogger many times over the past couple of years, but I could never figure out how to do it without losing all of my comments.

Hence, the reason for hiring a professional. So, I have to say, while I like the style and look of my new blog, I am so very upset and disappointed to find that all of my comments are gone!

Poof!

Disappeared!

They just ceased to exist.


I truly valued all of your kind words, comments, suggestions, ideas and thought. It's disturbing. I can't read them ever again. It truly bothers me. 

If I had known they were going to lose my comments during the transfer, I would not have waited two years, I would have just done it myself a long time ago. 

There's nothing I can do about it now. I mean that was the number one priority that I stressed when making plans for the blog makeover, but there's no sense crying over lost comments. They are just words.

Just words you say ... what are words to a writer? Ugh. I want them back!

I will be returning to a regular blogging schedule this Monday. Many of you may not be interested in my first post, but several people have asked me if I would write a post about how I planned my daughter's Super Sweet 16 Party. So I did. It's long, so I've divided it into a three part series. 

I'm looking forward to reading your posts and hopefully hearing from you and collecting new comments.

My comment section is rather lonely. 

9 comments:

  1. So shiny. So new. So you.
    And like a spark dancing at the end of a fraying wire, so dangerously exciting.

    Good luck with everything at the revamped blog and may it attract the sort of quality and eloquent commentary that befits it.

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  2. I'm sorry you lost all of your comments. I don't think there was any way to transfer them though.

    Your blog looks so organized now. It also loaded a lot faster.

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    1. Thank you. It was worth losing all my comments, but I really hated to see them go. It's funny how we get attached to things. Thanks for stopping by. I'm really happy with the new layout.

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  3. Bummer!
    The new layout looks good and appreciate the new comments section.

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    1. Thanks Alex. I'm really happy with it.

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  4. Hi Melissa - it must be so frustrating you've lost your comments ... I feel for you. Lovely new design ... and I look forward to more regular contact and comments in the time ahead.

    Looking forward to seeing and reading about your Sweet 16 party - oh so long ago!!

    Good luck with those final tweeks ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary. I can't believe my little girl just turned 18. She's an adult now. Well sort of, because she doesn't feel like an adult to me. I really hated losing my comments, but this is going to make things so much easier to stay connected with people. Disqus was such a pain. Even if people took the time to fill out all the required blanks, I still could not just click on their name or photo and be directed to their blog. It would only take me to their Disqus account, which for 99% of the people, was a dead end because they only created it so they could leave a comment. When I first started blogging, I fell in love with this girl's blog and she had the Disqus platform and that's why I switched. That was way before Blogger added the in comment reply option. You used to have to reply at the bottom to every comment. It was a mess. I imagine it was a nightmare for someone like Alex who gets like 200 hundred comments per post. Now that Blogger lets you reply to the actual person who left the comment, this is perfect.

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  5. Wow, the blog really looks great. It is sad you have lost your comments, I know I would hate to lose all the comments from my posts. If you don't mind me saying, I think your blog seems to flow better now. Congrats on the improvement. I'll make sure to stop back to help you stock back up on comments again. ;)

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