Or rather, you thought I was dead. Or maybe you were just uncertain of my fate, much like that of dear-God-he-better-still-be-alive Glenn on The Walking Dead.
It has been almost three months since my last post. I don’t remember the last time I
abandoned took a break from the blog for that long. There are a lot of reasons I have been absent, most of which are dreadfully boring (like binge-watching period pieces on Netflix where characters use phrases like “dreadfully boring.”) The only one you might likely care about is:
I have been working on a NEW, IMPROVED, FANCY PANTS website for Are You Finished Yet!!!
For those of you who are familiar with web-type jargon and such, I’m basically just moving this blog to a self-hosted site on WordPress.org. For the rest of you who just read that last sentence and found it “dreadfully boring,” all you really need to know is that nothing much will change. Except the infinite awesomeness of Are You Finished Yet? will just get INFINITE + 1 AWESOMER. I’m talking a jazzier look along with bells and whistles that will improve your viewing experience. Oh yeah, and Michael Bolton may pop in every now and again. For reals.
The big question: do you have to do anything? NOPE. I will be transferring all my lovely followers to the new site soon. Those of you who have signed up for email updates should still get posts sent directly to your inbox. Fellow WordPress bloggers will still get posts in your WP readers (though if you’ve elected to receive email notifications there, that won’t transfer. But no worries. You can sign up for email alerts on the new site). The site will still be found at AreYouFinishedYet.com. And of course, you can always catch me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
I’m hoping to get something new out to you all next week. I’m excited to debut the new site then!
In the meantime, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN? It’s been too long, friends. Tell me something fun, and I’ll see you at the fancy pants place next week!
10 thoughts on “Oh My Gosh. I Thought You Were Dead.”
Yay! I can’t wait to see the new site! ❤
Thanks! I’m excited to finally have it finished. Like a fool, I’ve been doing most of it myself, so it has taken 1000 times longer because for every new feature, I have to spent hours getting educated on how to make it work at the school of Google. Like, I’m talking actually learning some code. But don’t ask me how to do any of it again. I don’t actually understand how I got most of it to work 🙂
That’s one of the many reasons I’ve been hesitant to make the leap myself. Maybe you’ll inspire me!
It is a lot of work and can be frustrating for someone like me with a big tech learning curve, but I honestly think it’s going to be worth it. There are so many things I can do on the new site to engage readers AND protect my work that I just can’t do here. I do have a brother-in-law who is my go-to for tech stuff, and it was nice to have someone I could email or call with questions and get me started. So at the very least, I would recommend finding someone who can help you at least some of the time. But it’s also good for you to learn as much as you can. That way you can maintain the site yourself and not have to source it out every time there is a problem or you want to make a change. Much of it is still user-friendly and the set up and dashboard look just like WordPress.com, so you will at least have some familiarity with how it all works. That was a really long-winded way of saying GO FOR IT! And I’m happy to help in any way I can!
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Thank you! We have a self-hosted site for our business but a company created it and we still have to go through them for some things. It’s a much more complicated site than my blog so I’m thinking I could do the blog myself. Thanks for your insight!
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I’m confused. If you want people to go to the new site why would you let Michael Bolton in? I have no desire to run into that guy. 😉
And YAY for self-hosted! Can’t wait to see it!
Don’t lie. Everyone is a Bolt-head deep down. (I don’t know if people actually call Bolton fans “Bolt-heads,” but it felt right. Maybe “Mullet Mob”?)
I don’t remember, did you switch to self-hosted? I would think someone with your skills could have gotten a new site up and running 10 billion times faster than it took me. Either way, I’m looking forward to finding my way back into a routine and chilling with my blog buddies again.
No, I’m still on WP.com. I’ve managed a self-hosted site before and a definitely enjoyed the freedom, but I’m not into my blog enough to pay for self-hosting.
But the REAL question is, will it now have 20% more Dolenz?
There is a pretty high likelihood of that. I WOULD say there will be double the Dolenz, maybe even quadruple…but then I think I would be the only one left reading it. Well, me and probably Dolenz. Come to think of it, I would be okay with that.