As I mentioned in an earlier post, WP’s massive move to enforce their block editor, which nobody seems to like and which I hate with a vengeance, made me decide to go “self-hosted” in order to be able to continue using the classic editor without having to remember to select it every time I’m creating or accessing a post (and even that selection switch is clearly a disfavored option on WP.com these days, so it’s bound to disappear entirely at some point).
I’ve been building the new blog in the past two months and am now ready to officially make the move there. The address is:
The blog name — Lioness at Large — is going to remain the same, and It’s still a blog using the WP functionality, so you can continue following me using the WP Reader (or follow me by email, of course; just input your email address into the form at the top of the sidebar to the right). And this present blog (https://themisathena.wordpress.com/) is not going to disappear; I’m going to keep it as my archive of my past blogging activity.
I’ve switched to a different template for the new blog, however, not only in order to keep the two blogs’ posts distinguishable, but also because the new template allows me more editing options than the one I’m using for this blog. Then again, for purposes of recognizability I will continue to use — at least for the time being — this blog’s header showing the Lioness at Large blog title, and also the lioness images on the front page.
To get things started, I’ve seeded the new blog with my posts relating to another reading (and lifestyle) game that my previous blogging community, BookLikes, has enjoyed playing in November and December for the past several years, and which we’ve continued to play this year in our new (private) home, The 24 Tasks of the Festive Season (or simply Festive Tasks, for short): my Master Update Post with links to all individual posts is HERE.
I have also imported most of my posts, pages, and project pages from this blog to the new one; many of these, however, still require some sprucing up, so please be patient if you should run into something that’s not quite working as it should be yet.
I very much hope I’ll be able to welcome most of you in my new blogging home — thank you again for your friendship in the past and present! Here’s to many more great exchanges on books and other topics in the future.