Some of you may have noticed most of my previous posts aren’t visible.
Here’s what happened: when I contacted my web host about a billing question today, they informed me that there was a mistake on my account. The $10/month I was paying for what I thought was a shared server was actually supposed to be $50/month for a VPS! That explained why the performance was so good…but there was NO WAY was I going to pay that amount of money for a personal website. I made a backup of my site, cancelled the hosting service, and decided to move to the far more affordable wordpress.com. I’m not thrilled about losing the control I had when I was with an independent host, but I also don’t want to pour that amount of money into a website that’s not generating income or serving as a business marketing tool.
After importing my old posts I realized that the photos on my previous posts aren’t properly linked anymore. So rather than half-ass things and have a bunch of blog posts with dead photo links (which would probably result in a million emails notifying me of such), I made most of them private. (Some of them could use better photos or writing revisions anyway.) I want to go back and republish at least the tutorials, but considering that I haven’t had the time to sew for weeks I’m not sure when that’s going to happen…
If you are subscribed to new posts via email and got notified of this post, let me know in the comments. I’m not sure if that piece that carried over correctly or not. I had to get out of that hosting plan ASAP and didn’t have a lot of time to properly research first.