A Sucker for Punishment.

Sometimes I marvel at my own stupidity, I really do.

One would think that after struggling to figure out even the most simple of domain changes last week, I would come to terms with my lack of knowledge on the subject and be content with what I had. Ha! No, that would be too simple, of course. [And look, honestly, I just plain wanted to have a bloody favicon work in my blog, not to mention a spiffy theme. So sue me.]

But instead of moving on, what do I do? I move to another domain, whose perks included auto-installing software.

Excellent! I thought to myself. If I give them my money, they'll set up my blog for me exactly how I want it, with no worries. I think I'll go play with the bunnies.

All too happily, I handed over my credit card details and started thinking about, well, not much really. It is the holidays, after all. This went on for approximately thirty seconds, until I discovered that I had gotten myself in well and truly over my head, again, because holy shit, that's one big control panel.

[Cue to scrambled blonde thoughts including, but not limited to the following:]

Ooh! Shiny! Wonder what this button does . . .
Um, what does FTP stand for? For the pro's? Fuck this, pricks?
Why did they give me a username of "aly"? What IS that?
Where the hell is the bloody auto installer?


A few hours later, I had pretty much given up on actually using my purchase, because even after finding the magical installer? Nothing happened. I'd just begun to accept that I truly am hopeless when it comes to all things nerdy, despite my best efforts. Until LaLa very sweetly asked me exactly what was going on with my blog. After a few minutes of grumbling, I took a grudging peep at my site and was greeted with an empty blog. Empty. Full of air. And whiteness. And no posts.

[Cue to mad panic and flailing, with extensive use of the 'eff word. It's true.]

Turns out, I did something right after all. I know - who'da thunkit? And after spending hours importing all of my data all over again and playing around in my new host control panel, I think I've actually learned something. [Gasp!]

At this point, it's time for us to all pretend to ignore the fact that I still haven't decided on or spruced up a theme that I actually like, and focus on the fact that I actually figured out how to import any themes AT ALL, yes? And seeing the little icon thingy sitting up there in the address bar, no matter how teeny-tiny, makes all the drama worthwhile.

I'm bringing nerdy back.

One whinge at a time.

Edit: Just a warning - because I've moved hosts, you might find any auto-feeds are a bit glitchy, so if all else fails, just delete the blog and re-add. Should fix it right up. [Ha, look at me, going on as if I know what I'm talking about!]


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14 comments:

Eris said...

Well, you have trumped me in the blog department. I already fear and abhor blogger, I don't think I could even attempt to handle anything else.

Jay said...

Well, congratulations on the new digs, and the new skills you had to acquire in order to move in. Happy blog warming!

Julie said...

Love the new layout too!
It's so much easier for me to read.

Btw...
You're the prettier blogtwin.

:P

Kristabella said...

What is this new technology mumbo jumbo of which you speak?

I got excited when Wordpress added colors.

Auto-installing wha????

Kelly said...

I like it!
You're moving up in the world... just remember I'm still on blurty... ya know, the free one, where you can't customise anything? Yah, you'll find me there!

angela said...

Can I just say that I approve? I'm glad that you put in all of that blood, sweat and tears because it looks really great!

Lady M said...

Congrats on the progress!

nila said...

It looks great. You're way ahead of me in this game. Way to bring the nerdy back. Maybe you could teach me a few things.

Mick said...

I think you should change your blog every week to keep us on our toes :P

New themes...we want NEW THEMES!!!

Leslie said...

Although it is easier to read, I do miss the blue/green thing at the top. It was calming. But then, I'm a whore for color. Especially greens.
Also, if it makes you feel any better, this post was total geek/nerd language and as I read it I felt very inadequate reading all of your blogging lingo. I am WAY behind.

Isabel said...

All that talk of big words and credit cards hurt my head.

I wanted to tell you that I actually saw the word "whinging" in the Maeve Binchy book I was reading this week. I laughed out loud and thought of you!!

Viviane said...

Who do you host your blog with now and how much do you pay?
I see you were finally able to add a favicon. :)
By the way, now that you have your WP blog "properly" hosted with FTP access, you can absolutely ask me about anything if you need help (and this time I should actually be able to help). ;)

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