Bits ‘n Pieces…

I have the bloggy blues… it has nothing to do with actual blogging and everything to do with my site. For a while now, I've been having endless problems with the hosting company, which just changed hands 3 months ago. So I did some homework and I've found a reputable company… and I hope it's the last!

I really don't have the time or inclination to be worried about the technicalities of blogging. I just want to post and visit —– that's it! Ah, I wish it were that simple… but I suppose it doesn't work that way. A person has to know the basics with regards to the technical aspects of blogging.

You may have noticed changes taking place and things disappearing on my blog, over the past week. It's actually in a bit of a shambles… oh well… and it was offline for a while, over the weekend. For those who tried to access my blog during this time, I apologise… While my domain was in the process of being transferred to the new hosting company, it was out-of-action for about a day, which was totally unexpected… 🙁 I only came back online this afternoon… makes me wonder if I should have rather gone with a blogspot blog…

Everything will be sorted out soon, and my blog will be fully operational and ready for the A-Z Challenge, which is just 12 days away! So please bear with me and watch this space…

How's your A-Z planning/preparation? Are you ready for the challenge? Is your blog in tip-top condition and user-friendly? Any advice you want to share, that I can use to enhance my blog and give it more appeal?


  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh on March 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Glad everything is working now! Seems all of the changes have made it dificult for anyone not with Blogger.
    I have a third of my posts ready to go!

    • michelle on March 22, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Everything is more or less sorted out… should be ready to go by the time April 01 arrives. You seem to be well prepared , Alex! Way to go! 🙂

  2. The Golden Eagle on March 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I'm sorry to hear you've been running into so many blog-related problems! That sounds like a pain.
    Still in the midst of scheduling my A-Z posts. I've gotten up to H and am writing G at this point.
    (And, if you don't mind me asking, which host did you switch to? I've been looking up different web hosts myself for a (non-blogging) project, and am curious . . .)

    • michelle on March 22, 2012 at 11:36 am

      Thanks Golden Eagle – it's been a real pain… you have no idea!

      Sounds like you're well on track with your pre-planning? That's great!

      I will drop you a mail with more details… 🙂

  3. Shelly on March 20, 2012 at 12:56 am

    I hope it gets better.
    You know, I wasn't going to do the A to Z. But I decided today I'll do it on my other blog, Secondhand Shoes, A Novel. That's the title of my novel. Right now, its in the hands of my editor for hire.
    I'll be posting sentences and paragraphs from it. Easy-Peasy.
    I'm Slacker-Shelly, you know.

    • michelle on March 22, 2012 at 11:39 am

      Shelly, I've been soooo frustrated with this ongoing problem… but I'll get by…  and it WILL get better…

      I'm so happy to hear that you'll be taking part in the A-Z… looking forward to your "novel snippets" 🙂

  4. Sarah Pearson on March 21, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Sorry to hear about your problems, i hope it's all sorted now!

  5. michelle on March 22, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Thanks Sarah. It's much better than it was… 🙂

  6. Stephanie on March 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Technical problems are always frustrating!  I'm trying to get organized for the A-Z challenge.  I think I'm going to have to choose a theme and stick with it, otherwise it might be too overwhelming.

  7. michelle on March 22, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I think that it's a safer bet to go with a theme.  Are you going to include the clay figurines in the challenge? They are really cute… really special… 🙂

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