Trees are sporting new leaves, kittens are turning into cats, and this week, my own little girl is becoming a teenager. With so many natural changes going on, it seems fitting that this blog is about to go through some changes of its own. I wanted to let you know what’s happening, and while I’m at it, I thought I’d show you the best of the photos I took in my yard this week.
This is Leonardo. He is looking up at the top of the box I am typing in where it says “Blogger.” I’ve used Blogger as the platform for this blog ever since I started it back in 2006. I’ve been fairly happy with Blogger because it let me keep the blog on my own domain while using Blogger’s technology to update it. Unfortunately, Blogger has decided that it doesn’t want to do things this way anymore. I have the choice of moving everything onto Blogger’s servers or changing the software I use to write the blog. As of May 1, I will no longer be able to use Blogger on my own web server.
This dragonfly is contemplating the changes I recently made at the main Fatfree Vegan Recipes site. The site had been stuck with a design I cobbled together back in 2004, but because I needed a way to make periodic changes easily, I decided to redesign it using WordPress MU. Because I didn’t want to constantly be moving between two very different platforms, my plan was to eventually move the blog over to WordPress, too. Blogger’s decision just meant that the change would have to be made sooner than expected.
So this ladybug is planning to pack up and fly away with me to WordPress sometime this week. Since I’ve never done this before, I don’t know how many glitches we’ll experience as all of the blog posts are exported from Blogger and imported into WordPress. It could go very smoothly and all you’ll notice is a very slightly different design. Or it could be that for a short period of time you’ll find a really stripped-down version of the blog. Or all heck could break loose and all you’ll see is cats, and dragonflys, and ladybugs! (Wait, that’s normal!)
Whatever happens, Leonardo and I want you to know that it’s just temporary. If the worst happens and the blog’s homepage disappears, you can always head over to the main site, where in the right column, middle of the page, there’s a search box that you can use to look for blog recipes. I have a feeling that the individual posts will remain accessible throughout the changeover. While you’re there, you can always browse through the member-contributed recipes at Fatfree Vegan Recipes (over 600 of them and more being added daily) or consider adding one of your own.
This is a flower. It’s not looking at, contemplating, or planning anything because how silly would that be?!
See you back here soon, with a (slightly) new look and (totally) new recipes!