Pardon the Construction


After watching and hearing the experience of several writing friends and after two years of blogging, I am finally ready to make the switch from WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress.org blog (read Carrie Mumford’s excellent explanation of the differences). If all goes well, the new layout and host should be up and running by the end of the week. I won’t be posting for a few days, and if you check the site online, you might see some construction debris. If you are subscribed via an RSS feed, your subscription should stay intact, and the blog address will remain the same. If you subscribe via email, you will need to re-subscribe, but I will send a friendly reminder later with instructions on how to do so.

It also seems appropriate on this day, the 61st anniversary of Oscar Micheaux’s death, to announce that on April 1st (no foolin’) I will begin an annotated serialization, Dickens-style, of my children’s historical novel, Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux. Stayed tuned for details next weekend.

Finally, congratulations to Carol, who won a free ebook of Christine Fonseca’s LACRIMOSA !

Let’s all take a moment to welcome spring and to enjoy the winds of change.

Lisa RiveroPardon the Construction

8 Comments on “Pardon the Construction”

  1. Kate Arms-Roberts

    Good luck with the transition. I started the transfer process last year and stalled. It really is time for me to make the shift.

    1. Lisa

      Kate, I’d really like to know how it goes for you when you decide to make the switch. What prodded me was that my WordPress.com fees are coming due next month, so it’s now…. or next year. :)

  2. Nina Badzin

    Exciting! I toy with moving all the time. I’m paralyzed by all the options though. Don’t know where to start and stop both with the self-hosting bit and the actual design.

    1. Lisa

      Nina, I know what you mean about all the choices. At a certain point, I just needed to close my eyes and point. :) My problem at the moment is that I’m really excited about making the switch but don’t have the time to delve into it as I’d like… looking forward to Friday when my other work eases up a bit!

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