Published on July 31st, 20138
O.k. enough is quite enough here already. I’ve been pushing pixels, fiddling with this and tweaking that for the past many weeks, til my baby-blues have verily crossed ! Enough. This is it dear readers…
Welcome to the NEW TravelnLass hovel!
Actually there’s little I like better than whittling digital eye-candy, and I had great fun playing here for hours on end. The tricky part was moving nearly 200 chunks of TL blather (posts) from the Blogger platform to the WordPress platform, and… unveiling the new digs seamlessly via pointing my travelnlass.com domain from one corner of the wwwebosphere to another. Indeed, once I changed the nameservers it was holding-my-breath-for-up-to-72hrs time as TPTB (the invisible fingers of the www) “propagated” the whole shebang that you see here now.
In short, if you’re reading this, then HOORAY! It all somehow fell sweetly into place – yay!
Now then, lots ‘n LOTS of changes here at TL. Still the same content (i.e. the fevered ramblings of a nomadic expat teaching youknowwhat in “some g-forsaken rice paddy” here in Asia. But I’ve rearranged the furniture and now have a most versatile theme that I can play with to my heart’s content.
The menus remain pretty much the same, though I now have sweet pulldowns where I’ve stashed links to all the posts for x, y and z country, as well as a new “Potluck” category where I’ve tucked links to the loose end (though nonetheless beloved) strays (like my “Catching Up” series, “The Great Leap” FAQ, “Geocaching”, the “Random Photo Memory” corner, etc.) And don’t forget – you can always “Search” for whatever pops into your head up there on the menu to the right of the “Gallery”.
Speaking of which (i.e. the Gallery) – I searched far and wide for a decent gallery widget that suited the many (20+ countries of pics and counting) images I’ve amassed in my travels. But nothing tickled my toes, til… I was skyping with my dear Blog Brilliantly guru in Mexico one morning (her night) when she calmly pointed out that… “Uh, why not simply link the Gallery to your lovely Smug Mug site, Dyanne?” Well DUH! Yes indeedy, but of COURSE! So that’s what I’ve done – if you click on the “Gallery” menu above it will swiftly transport you to my “Through the Eyes of TravelnLass” site where you can gawk at ALL my images in one sweet place.
Then there’s those new bitty custom social icons (g-knows the digital whittling there) on the right, plus…
Please, please PLEASE click on that new “Subscribe by Email” widget in the sidebar, so you don’t miss a single post. I cross-my-heart-promise not to load your precious email with spam – simply a post or two each week is about all I can muster anyway.
Oh, then there’s a muchly expanded “About” me page – with a link to my recently scribbled “43 Random Things You Might Not Know About Me” (which I’m told makes for some interesting reading, nay might give you a chuckle).
Enough for now. Do please comment on what you think of the new TL design, and especially – DO report any techno problems you might have with it.