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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!



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. 


Glen said...

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.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

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.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The new layout looks good and appreciate the new comments section.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

Melissa Sugar said...

Such a poetic comment. Thank you.

Melissa Sugar said...

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.

Melissa Sugar said...

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.

Melissa Sugar said...

Thanks Alex. I'm really happy with it.

Jeffrey Scott said...

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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