I’ve got some cool new stuff for my blog and website in the works. Or, I should say my incredible webgoddess Frauke has some cool new stuff in the works.

I’ve become so frustrated with yahoo loops over the last year or so. The message delivery only works about 40% of the time within a ten minute period, sometimes (and much more often lately) not until a day or two later if at all. It bounces addresses randomly. Worse, it always seems to happen during a list celebration of some kind and messages come out of order, prize posts don’t go up, people can’t enter contests because they don’t get the messages on time – it’s just ridiculously frustrating.

So after seeing some folks move to bulletin boards through their websites successfully, I’ve decided to try out php bulletin boards at mine. Only I’m a technological doofus and I know I’d mess it up so I threw myself on Frauke’s mercy and she’s going to install it when whe gets my wordpress blog up.

Another frustration has been the increasing amount of time it takes to do daily blogging around outages, etc. So Angie the Magnificent (aka my editor) convinced me that wordpress was a great option to load it through my website and have more control.

Again, the goddess Frauke has taken pity on me and is helping me (and after all the hassle it’s been dealing with moving from windows servers to linux servers – why don’t they just say that wordpress won’t work with windows servers?) and sql database insanity, I think it all may be in place by the early part of the week.

I’ll make an annoucement here with all the corresponding re-directs, etc when it’s ready to go!

c’est tout bon

3 comments to “Ch-ch-changes!”

  1. Shelley Munro
    August 28th, 2006 at 2:39 am · Link

    I’ll watch your experiment with interest. You’re so right about frustrating loops and blogs. Brave journal doesn’t seem as bad as blogger. I’ve probably jinxed it by writing this!

  2. Cherie J
    August 28th, 2006 at 11:41 am · Link

    sounds fascinating! I am rather technology dumb myself so it will be interesting to see how it works.

  3. Charlene Teglia
    August 28th, 2006 at 8:17 pm · Link

    Yay Lauren! You’ll love it. I love my WordPress blog and my forum. : D