… as coming home again.” *
I’ve been away from genealogy and this blog for what seems like forever. Why? In a nutshell: life got too hard. Work got crazy, not enough hours in the day, lost my passion. Pick an excuse.
A few days ago, I was having another less-than-optimal day and it suddenly occurred to me: “I’m bored. I have tons of stuff that I have to do, but nothing that I want to do. I needed to find something for me.”
But I wanted to do things a little differently. A fresh start.
A new blog to begin with. Sort of.
My “old” blog has moved Ruth’s Genealogy Archives, and here you can find all blog content prior to 1 Jun 2014.
But what to do about a “new” blog? I have had a WordPress.com blog for many years, so should I close my eyes, hold my breath and make the leap to a WordPress.org blog and a web hosting account? After much consideration, I decided that wasn’t for me. While I would have more control and many more options to maintain my genealogy online, the amount of maintenance required would also be much greater.
Let’s face it, folks: a WordPress.com blog is a piece o’ cake to manage!
Still, a little change can be very exciting, and a lot of fun.
I decided to take the middle ground and purchase a premium theme for my old blog. A few more choices, yet nothing that would bury me. After a few days of searching, previewing and head-scratching, I decided on the Bloggy theme.
I hit the “Purchase Now” button, and in a very few clicks, my new theme was in place and rather impatiently (or was that me?) waiting for me to start using it.
A few other tasks needed taking care of (mainly, updating my RootsMagic software that had also gone unused for much too long a time), and I am back to genealogy.
Back to my passion!
*Margaret Elizabeth Sangster