The blog rebuild saga continues!
There have been a hardcore few of you that have been following my new posts coming, recent posts lost, domain transfer trouble, blog rebuild insanity, SHTFblog Ranger Man return drama unfold.
I had particular trouble transferring the RSS field. During my absence I gave the domain to a friend to add under his hosting account. He got a little spare change a week from Adsense revenue and I didn’t have to pay for domain hosting anymore. When I started writing posts again, email subscription updates were kicking out with some of his site’s info. Needless to say, he was NOT impressed (sorry, dude). I hope that is now corrected or he might ban me from his account altogether.
The site is FINALLY functioning sorta okay, but not 100% clean (sorta dirty), and the host service has been …. shall we say …. “unimpressive.” I’m done with these slackers, switching to a new host company … which kinda sucks, it’s more “technical” work, database imports, domain transfer codes, .php, .sql …. “stuff.” It wouldn’t be bad for someone that does this “stuff” everyday, but I have to learn it as I go.
I could “theoretically” pay someone to do the work for me, right over the internet, but …. no. Who has little stacks of cash sitting around in this economy? Not me. Besides, diving into it means I have to learn it, which means I can better maintain it over time. It’s a pain in the butt, but … what else am I going to do? Watch the Biggest Loser? I don’t think so.
I’ll start writing blog posts soon, because ever since contemplating my TEOTWAWKI return I’ve been thinking SHTF again, starting to get backed up on blog post ideas in my noggin’, so I gotta put SHTF words to screen.
But, I have more blog “behind the scenes” technical crap to do; so it won’t be full on doomsday writing just yet.
I welcome thoughts on the modified website design. White background and black text rather than the old white text on black background? I was thinking about changing the header up some, but … I don’t know, it’s not bad like it is – thoughts? I might swap out the gas mask guy and insert something there, something a little less scary looking …. not that a nuke going off isn’t scary. SHTFblog design thoughts, comments AND concerns are welcome.
All of that being said …. what have YOU SHTFblog followers been up to over the last …. year and a half? Long time no write. Anyone reading this post is SHTFblog old school!
– Ranger Man