Wednesday, 25 November 2015

A REBIRTH. . .KIND OF.



Hello. Hi. Hola. Ciao.


Gotta reference Adele here, as even she made me sing 'Hello'. Ok, fine, thanks to Lionel Richie, too.


It's barely a month that I haven't posted anything, but it felt like at least a quarter of the year. I did say on my last post that I will be gone while I sort out some technical issues on this blog. Or did I mention technical?



via my Instagram account, a screenshoot of the first page of Riga-based bookazine 'Benji Knewman' , beckoning readers to get lost in words

I've been lunching and tea-breaking on Googlebots, robots.txt, sitemaps, webmaster tools, pings, new Facebook plugin formats that I can't figure out yet, among other techie terms that I didn't have to deal with when I started this blog almost 3 years ago on a blogspot platform. I didn't think it would be a cumbersome and frustrating process to go dot com, but here I am, still in the middle of it, but ready to face the blogging music again.


It is like being born again, but more in a philosophical sense rather than religious, for I never believe in changing religions to renew my soul, which is totally another story. I am aware of losing traffic (not that I have an exceptionally big following --at least not yet), but it will take time for the new name to crawl and be indexed and picked up by search engines. Even I don't recognise the new blog name and URL. I liked a photo on Instagram and wondered who on earth had the audacity to immediately pirate my username?! 


As with most blogs, I initially had no specific purpose when deciding on the name, so I ended up with a random moniker that I came up with while having tea one morning, which also inspired my very first post entitled 'Have I Got Mugs For You' in March 2013. The last couple of years have more or less defined my identity and direction, hence the new blog title of PEN PHOTO PASSPORT. These are my essentials for musings. I would love to share more of my thoughts as inspired by these tools. Whether those thoughts will endear me to you or will crucify me, or bore you and may even piss you off will be a revelation. I may even try to titillate you. Stop me.


So, yes, I missed you all. Looking forward to commenting back and forth with all of you again. Will be heading over to your pages soon. See yah!










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10 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the new website - you clever girl. I wouldn't know where to begin with transferring from Blogspot but you've inspired me to do some research. What made you decide to do that out of interest? I love the new name; it fits your blog life perfectly and I hope you are feeling refreshed and inspired to produce more wonderful content. Have a wonderful weekend, I hope it involves a passport but alas, if not, at least write and take lots of photographs along the way xx

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    1. Aww, thank you Colleen! And thank you for visiting. Not that clever. Hahaha. The passport has no itinerary until next year, but I'll be coming up with some local travel posts soon. Thank you for liking the name by the way. I decided to be a .com because it sounds more professional and serious. Aside from that, everytime I post the link on Facebook, readers are warned that Blogspot is not safe to visit. It is safe, but as you know, readers don't have the patience to go thru all the trouble or the risk. I mean, I'm not a big blogger, so why bother? So, I'm making the blog more accessible. Have a lovely weekend, too. Cheers xxx

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    2. Aaaah interesting, thanks for the reply. I'll definitely look into that regarding Blogspot. Take care my lovely xx

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    3. Your page is pro by the way, never mind the blogspot name. If you need help, let me know x

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  2. I have been thinking many times about finding a new blog name but I haven't come up with something better yet. Well, hope that you are happy with your new brand and most importantly keep blogging!

    LUXESSED

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    1. I think your name reflects your content. But if you do change it, I look forward to that. Definitely, will keep on blogging :)

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  3. Congratulations doll, this is marvellous. I think it's good sometimes to just have a change, it's refreshing really. I hope you've been well dear xx

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    1. Thank you! As the song goes, a change will do you good. Laters x

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  4. It's nice to have the chance of a rebirth every now and then!! :-) Wishes for a new start ...

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    1. Thanks dan. And thanks for visiting. See you on your page :)

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