Monday, July 21, 2014

Vision and Verb: When One Door Closes....


...yup, another opens!

I hope you recognize this!  If not, I'm in trouble.  HA!

It's a much longer story than this but...this week we are closing the door on our Vision and Verb collaborative of women of a "certain age" around the world, blogging about everything under the sun.

It so happens I'm one of a handful who came in on the ground floor and has been committed for these almost 5 years.  January would be our 5th anniversary.  That's a long time for a group blog, don't you think?!

Because the blog was a paid site, it means that after we close the door, the site will no longer be available.  So we 21 women are busy copying-n-pasting our posts (for me, 98) for posterity.

I wanted to link to my saved posts on my sidebar, but couldn't figure out how to do it via Blogspot.
So I wrote the Help Desk and asked them how.

The answer was:  it's best if you create a new blog of your posts and link to IT.
Which is exactly what I did.  Man alive!  It took almost a week.

So, Ginnie Hart's Vision and Verb is now the depository of my 98 V&V posts, 
from January 2010 to June 2014.

And if you ever want to access any of them (they're really for me, to be honest),
all you need to do is click on My Vision and Verb button on the left sidebar:

Yup, that one.

Moving right along...!


18 comments:

  1. I have not read all of them and can't wait to plunk away at them. I have been having busy summer - just enjoying the kids and blogging has taken a back seat. Hope you are well and can't wait to be able to see what (and where! :) you have been. I'll be back soon… going to watch a movie with the children now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You always surprise the heck out of me, Margaret, whenever you stop by...because I can't imagine you ever having time to read my blog! So when you do, I'm always very honored. THANK YOU.

      Happy summer days, what's left of them, with your kids.

      Delete
  2. What a collection! It is great that you have this record

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Very kind of you, Anne. I recall that you said it's possible to do a Blurb book from a blog. I do plan to eventually make a book for posterity...so I'll keep that in mind!

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. I don't know how "good" it is, Ruth (may still tweak it!), but at least it's a stop-gap measure for now, to make sure I don't lose everything. Thanks.

      Delete
  4. I am very impressed by all the work you put in to create this heritage. A labour of love. I saw you at the laptop, talking in yourself and finding solutions to 'make it work' and IT WORKS.
    You can be very proud of all the hours of writing you collected.
    Everything together, almost 5 years.
    So good indeed. Saved as a beautiful memory.
    IHVJ

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, you are my biggest fan, MLMA, and I love you for it. THANK YOU! You watched me go through all the blood, sweat and tears since the beginning. And, of course, the joy. :)

      Delete
  5. Great to be able to go back and read these....and it is working for you!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For now, it works, Donna, so I'm grateful. I never would have thought of creating a separate blog, but apparently it was the right thing to do. Thanks for your kind support.

      Delete
  6. It is what I call Lifecycle, they cycle of life...

    I am so happy that you chose to save your Visions & Verbs. I gives me the chance whenever I choose to reread your inspiring posts :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, you're kind, Cherry. To be honest, I don't expect anyone else to read them now. I just want to know they're not lost in case I want to find them again! Thank you.

      Delete
  7. I agree with Cherry Pie, it's just the cycle of life. Sad but at least we can go back and read all your old posts. Here's to your new window or door :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As we say, all good things must come to an end. The good news, Maria, is that we're going out with a bang. It's bittersweet. But it was a good run. Thanks.

      Delete
  8. I'd like to say a special thank to you Ginnie and to all the other folks who ran V&V for giving the fantastic opportunity to be a guest on that fabulous site ... thank you! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're more than welcome, Geoff. We loved having you as a guest!.

      Delete