Some things just get old and cannot be fixed. What I call the platform for the blog, but what computer folks call the “theme,” is defunct. It can no longer communicate adequately with all of the updates that have taken place since the blog began in October of 2010. So Adam (the technical brains behind the blog) has uploaded it onto a new platform (or, in computer-speak, has enabled a new theme) so that it can function the way it’s meant to function again. I had lost my ability to respond to comments for instance.
So the look of the old blog, as well as some of its content, is gone and Adam won’t be able to customize this new theme and put everything back right now. What this means is that we won’t be looking like High Road Artist for awhile.
And I have to say the switch is hitting me harder than I thought it would. I’m feeling very sentimental about losing what’s been with me since the beginning. So I just couldn’t let this old version go without acknowledging it and expressing my gratitude to it for everything it has given this little blog community over these last four plus years. And I also want to welcome the slowly becoming “new” that has to be.
Then there is my dear friend, Adam Wimsatt, whose idea it was to begin this blog in the first place. He’s the computer geek who knew how to do all of the technical things that brought the blog into being and kept it technically alive through these years. And even though he’s moved on from New Mexico to Boston and has his hands full with his own work, he is willing to put in the time to bring the blog up to date and to get it running well again. It simply would fade away and gradually die if not for Adam’s hard work and expertise. Just saying thanks seems entirely inadequate but it’s all I have: Thank you, Adam!
And thanks to all of you, the loyal base that has stayed with me even when I’ve not been writing regularly. Your loyalty really does astound me and I am deeply grateful. Here’s to all of us, in an all new year, a gradually becoming new look for the blog, and whatever else 2015 may have to bring…
Love to you all,