Update, September 1, 12:08 a.m.: I’ve given up on getting the images imported. I’ll have to do it all manually (and will do some long-neglected cleanup while I’m at it). I’ll get all the comments restored AND we actually have new content tonight! What a concept!
I’ve changed the temporary theme to a new temporary theme because we received some comments that the other one was a little hard to read. Hope this is better. Like the other one, it is TEMPORARY. I’m probably going to do something completely different. I’ve been meaning to rebrand for a while. Those of you who have issues with change, Dorothy has a vinaigrette and a nice pot of hot vanilla rooibos all ready.
Oh, and comments are open again, once I go through and open up all the old posts.
Update, August 27, 11 p.m.: I’m closing down comments TEMPORARILY so that the WordPress folks can import images. This import will wipe everything out that we’ve added since the “old” blog went down. FEAR NOT. I will save it all and repost it. But I don’t know when it will happen and anything between now and then will be lost, unless I close comments. Everything should be back to normal SOON. Thanks for your patience as we get this under control. Every step brings us closer to the new AustenBlog.
Update, 2:11 a.m.: In the middle of a hectic workday (yes, I have a day job), I heard from my webhost again complaining that AustenBlog was overloading the server. We really don’t get a lot of visitors as those things go–lots for a blog but not compared to the really popular sites–and we weren’t slashdotted or boing-boinged or anything, so no idea what was causing the problem (we suspect it was ninja). We have decided to move to WordPress’s hosted service and let them worry about it. 😉 Expect updates to style, etc. over the next few days or weeks.
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In a perhaps uninteresting bit of trivia, the current theme was the original AustenBlog theme, for about three days, when we launched back in July 2004. I picked it as our temporary theme out of nostalgia.