26 May 2011

Moving on...

The Craft Room, Ready to Move
Tonight's the night my blog gets new digs. Hopefully the change won't be noticeable. Except I'll be in My.Own.Space.

I began this blog nearly two years ago thinking it would be a great way for my family and closest friends to keep up with what The Lizard and I were doing without me clogging everyone's email inboxes. I needed a place to post my trip reports and photos because GeoCities was being terminated.

I had no idea when I began this blog it would become what it has become. I didn't know I would be designing snowflakes for people all over the world. I didn't know I would be able to raise so much money for multiple sclerosis. I hoped my blog would soothe my journalistic yearnings, and I hoped it wouldn't be too much of a time hog.

When Blogger went down a couple of weeks ago, I realized I have quite a bit of information posted free of charge on space that doesn't belong to me. Blogger has been a very good home, and I don't regret for one minute choosing this as a temporary place to live.

I spent many years in an apartment that didn't belong to me. It was a wonderful home, right on a bike path. It provided safe haven the entire time I lived there. But it was not mine.

Parking my blog in my own space feels like setting up a real residence to house the the things I love most. My new internet space, snowcatcher.net, is mine. I own it. It's not an apartment. It's a home. It's MY home.

I'll be back Monday with a new snowflake...

another temporary home... a tent

11 comments :

  1. It's amazing what you have done in such a short time. I've also started thinking about "my own" but not sure yet what to do or what it entails. Looking forward to staying with you in your home! Have a wonderful day.

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  2. Good luck with the unpacking and furniture arrangement! Looking forward to visiting you at the new space.

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  3. Looking forward to visiting your new home!

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  4. There is no place like home, especially if it is your home.

    All of us on Blogger were concerned when it experienced the wide spread hiccup. But it came back fairly quickly and so did my missing posts.

    I am not tempted to purchase a web space and host myself because Blooger, with all its faults is almost certainly better prepared to deal with such things than I am.

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  5. I am so glad you started this blog! If you hadn't where would I have found out about such gorgeous snowflakes! See you at the new space! =D

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  6. I'll be camping deep in Denali National Park, a few short miles from the Big Mountain- but I'll be sure to send happy thoughts for your new home!

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  7. Can't wait to see you in your new digs. I've enjoyed this "home", but I know the new one will be even more "you".

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  8. congrats on the new space and the 1000+ miles!!!!

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  9. Thank you, everyone! I can't believe how smooth it went!

    And thank you Jody for being the first person to notice both!

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  10. So very nice that the link in my side bar went straight to the new spot. ;) Love reading your blog even though I don't comment as much as I should. ;)

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  11. I may have to make a move one day myself. not even sure where I would start.

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