65 Comments

  1. Tracy
    January 28, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    The hard work definitely paid off. It looks great!

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  2. Vanessa (@IsleStyleLiving)
    January 28, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    LOL This is hilarious because I have only the slightest idea of what you’re talking about =)

    I have also tried to customize my blog and learn HTML and create all kinds of new graphics and tricks and then? I burned out and quit.

    You have a lot more perseverance than I do, for sure!

    PS- You now have at least 65 followers on Twitter!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 28, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

      Ha! I wasn’t kidding about how the HTML did not help me at all! I mean, I guess it’s good to have a basic understanding of it… but I had thought it would solve all my tech-woes. Which was definitely not the case at all!!

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  3. Sandi
    January 28, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    Ah, delightful. Bending time AND space with one’s mind is exhausting, to be sure.
    Nuclear physics makes way more sense and is probably easier than learning coding. I refuse. I am going to hire a college student if/when I get brave like you.

    That quarter of an inch is STUNNING.

    And thank you for drinking so much champagne to look all organized and pretty.

    Seriously. I love your style.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 28, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

      Aw shucks, thanks!
      You probably don’t need a college student. You need a high school student. Or possibly even younger… oh wait—you have one of those. Maybe he needs to get into coding…

      When I was at WordCamp, there were two really young boys there… I was like, those are the guys I need to be working with!

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  4. Catherine Charlton
    January 28, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    I’m not convinced that you are a true procrastinator. What you’ve done here would have taken me 4 times the length of time and without the good cheer. Well done. It looks fabulous. If only I had a blog camp out here in SW England!

    p.s. note that I’m still a .com girl!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 28, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

      Oh. Believe me. My procrastination skills are matched *only* by my ability to fool people into thinking I am effective and efficient.

      And any seeming good-cheer is being applied retroactively, because I nearly bailed on the whole thing any number of times. My frustration/perseverance balance was beyond tested.

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  5. Lynn
    January 28, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    Congrats on the ginormous accomplishment. The blog looks great. And the social media buttons – I’m going to have to click on them for sure. Now take the rest of the month off. That’s what I did after somehow doing a page in CSS and not hurting anyone.

    (I realize the rest of the month is only a few days, but hey…)

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 28, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

      The more time I spend here, the more it becomes evident how *much* more there is to do… Now that I *can* change every little thing, I want to micro-manage every last detail.

      My personality is such, that I should not be permitted access to the irrelevant and inconsequential.

      Taking the rest of the month off sounds way more relaxing than saying take the next 48 hours off…

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  6. Shirley t
    January 28, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    Now look what you have done! I wonder how you were able to keep the email notifications working, or did you move to a WP compatible template?

    And just so you know, anyone wearing pearls is always believe to be completely in control and extraordinarily superior when facing any challenge.
    Congratulations.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 28, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

      The elves at WordPress.com are able to switch your email followers. I guess they have access to that information and can forward it… not something I can take any credit for.

      I’ll remember that about the pearls… incase I decide to pack in the blogging and run for president.

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  7. Garden, Home and Party
    January 28, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    Victoria,
    Are you a rocket scientist in your day job? Impressive, AND you speak Russian!?

    Here’s the deal, I’m subscribed via email but when I tried to follow you on twitter (I have an account) they (twitter) say “set up your account” as though I’m setting up a new account. Help.
    Karen

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    • Garden, Home and Party
      January 28, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

      P.S. I love that you have that thingy that tells your readers the title of my most recent blog…very generous of you!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 28, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

      I do actually speak Russian… so can you. It’s called Google.
      Are you not logged in to twitter? I’ve gotten that message if I’m not logged in?

      p.s.- I see you had birthday croissants with Slim, rather than me on your Paris jaunt. I will take the Hermès throw as a consolation prize, but do not pull this next year…

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  8. Jessica
    January 28, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    The site looks great; glad to have you back! I briefly toyed with the idea of moving to WordPress because of some fancy-schmancy stuff I want to do that, as far as I can tell, Blogger does not support. But after reading this, I think I’ll pass. I’m reasonably good at HTML and I don’t want to learn a new language.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 28, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

      Starting with WordPress… I totally got sucked into their vortex. I totally drank the Kool-Aid, to the point of kind of forgetting there are other blogging platforms.

      I had thought that WordPress had a superior community, but I was on blogger the other day, and I see that actually that’s not true—looks like Blogger does much the same thing with featuring people. Plus, they give you free reign from the outset.

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  9. Liv
    January 28, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    Looks awesome, lady!

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  10. Mandy
    January 28, 2013 @ 4:58 pm

    Fancy!!! I’m super impressed that you’ve managed to move your blog flawlessy! Looks fantastic and it must feel great to know the worst is behind you. Congrats!
    P.s. I love orange!!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 29, 2013 @ 9:27 am

      It *does* feel good… although I need to learn to stop swinging between –it WORKS! It’s done!!! And the inevitable crashing down of realizing that actually no, not quite… 🙂

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  11. Jennifer
    January 28, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    It’s fabulous, beautiful, so clearly superior to your previous, equally perfect and adorably engaging and incredibly smart… but in a very obviously lower-tech way… blog! I’m impressed at how seamless you managed to make it all appear. Just as I began getting anxious waiting for that next post… here it is, new and improved! Congrats!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 29, 2013 @ 9:38 am

      Thank you! I’m amazed at how all consuming this has become. There is *nothing* anyone could pay me to do this. So it’s strange that I’ve done it for free. A lot of the visual stuff I could have done without bothering to move, but I found the transition really motivational to redesign stuff (read: micro manage every pixel)

      I’m not sure how seamless it’s been. Apparently the email notification is glitchy… and there is no way for me to know who didn’t get an email, but it’s just one more thing in a very long list of one step forward twelve steps back… and I need to stop celebrating madly, and the immediately crashing into panic when I realize it was premature.

      Also, I kind of feel like I’m done. Like I’m wrapping up the project… and so I’m like– wait? Now I have to WRITE something?

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  12. Scottie
    January 28, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

    I love the new site! I’m totally overwhelmed with all blogging in general and have toyed around with moving (again)…yea…not gonna’ happen…to much else to stress over at the moment.

    I’m totally impressed with what you’ve done! The house, the blog…everything! And kept your sense of humor the whole time- you’re my hero!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 29, 2013 @ 9:44 am

      You know how they say that moving is one of the top most stressful things you can do? I mean, I know that’s supposed to apply to *actual* physical moving… but this has been equivalent. Also, with moving furniture—it’s pretty straightforward. Tiring, but not confusing or maddening.

      My sense of humor has totally been reserved for just this post. Everything that came before it in the transition was totally NOT funny.

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  13. Danielle
    January 29, 2013 @ 12:43 am

    Victoria, it’s outstanding!! You did crazy amazing and need to give yourself a huge pat on the back. I love the orange banner at the top, I love the orange scroll button on the side, I love all the boxes in the side bar. I’m stealing it all…. bwhahahaha!

    Okay actually, I’m really going to bury my head in the sand and give up completely. I’m slowly finding myself slipping into the paralyzing abyss of “what about this” and “what about that”. And you’ve done a bunch of stuff here that I haven’t even considered… didn’t even know existed. *yay*

    All kidding aside… this is really hard stuff and you did great! You are inspiring me to keep on until I get something I’m truly proud of. Congrats!

    Where’s the champagne?

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 29, 2013 @ 10:15 am

      Welcome to the abyss… I’ve gotten pretty comfortable here. I mean, it’s dark… and there are some bizarre looking creatures swimming around… but at least it’s quiet, you know? I think it’s interesting we both kept our themes. I had kind of thought I’d want to do something entirely new, but I ended up really liking what I had (albeit wanting to fiddle with every piece of it.)

      Strangely, my to-do list just keeps getting longer. The more time I’m on here, the more things I notice… I already have a strong tendency towards overly-controlling, detail-freak… and this is bringing it all to a whole new level.

      Also, wow! I get about 90 times the amount of junk I used to in .com. My spam folder is packed!

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      • danielle
        January 29, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

        My word… if I’ve ever felt like I was bumping around in a dark room, this would be it. Last night I spent ten minutes trying to figure out where a ” mark should go to make something function the way I wanted it to. I felt pretty heroic when I hit the bullseye, but this experience has given a whole new meaning the the phrase, “The devil is in the details”.

        I love your theme and I’m so glad you only enhanced it rather than changing it. It’s clean and stylish. I think Don Draper would approve. I kept my theme since Tyson designed it for me. When he sent me a message this morning saying, “I noticed you don’t have a favicon yet, so I designed one for you”, I felt incredibly spoiled. Screw Valentine’s Day flowers… send me graphics, baby. He normally doesn’t have a lot of time for this stuff, but when he does, I’m hugely grateful. When I get all the function down, I’m hoping to start tweaking the look of things more. I want a box around my icons… that is so cool.

        Are you using Akismet to help with the spam? I wonder what is triggering all the junk…

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        • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
          January 29, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

          The high I have experienced from mastering the placement of a border? Should be illegal. I was all like—I AM KING OF BORDERS. Bow to me.

          But also, the misery of NOT understanding so much of this? Has made me REALLY cranky. If Paul designed me any kind of representative graphic, it would be of a crazy woman.

          Hopefully he would give me some good eyemakeup or something because I am really tired and pretty much did not shower or dress all last weekend. It was not pretty.

          I’m using Akismet… and it’s working, but the spam folder has about twenty times more junk than it ever did before.

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  14. Alex @ northstory
    January 29, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    First of all I got this via email while we were driving to IKEA in a freaking blizzard to get a new couch and I think I had tears in my eyes by the time I got to your Matrix shot. You need to use that as your Header photo for when you do a 1 year retrospective post on joining WP.org.

    Listen you did far FAR better than I did in this transfer. And your Pin/Facebook etc bar, I still can’t figure out how to do that.

    Oh and woman, thank God I subscribed via email b/c I totally would have missed this post! Go to your old WP.com blog and write an essay about how to get people to put you in their WP Reader. Have you joined BlogLovin yet? Join it right after you read this.

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    • Alex @ northstory
      January 29, 2013 @ 9:35 am

      PS – just found you on BlogLovin. I am following you on there from now on. 🙂

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 29, 2013 @ 10:22 am

      RIGHT???? That matrix pic is the best. thing. ever. I can just quit now, because I will never think of anything better. My own level of entertainment was BEYOND reasonable. Of course it didn’t help that I’d been in front of the computer for literally 48 hours and had had 37 nervous breakdowns.

      I still have to write a post for my old blog… I feel pressure to be witty and alluring so that people will definitely click through… and I’m kind of tapped out on the creativity front right now. Not to mention how my real life has pretty much gone to hell… Paul was like, do you think I’ll get that document anytime soon? And I’m like? Probably not. Sorry. Ask me next year.

      Can’t wait to see you new sofa! I’m the worst with brand new furniture… I’m like wow! I love it! The living room looks so beautiful!! Now, can no one please sit on it…

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  15. Stacey
    January 29, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    Hey Victoria! I left you a comment on Danielle’s site but wasn’t sure if you got it. I DID get your email but since we had just “talked” the night before I thought I’d give you a break from comments. I’M SO STUPID! YOU LOVE THEM! I LOVE THEM! EVERYONE LOVES THEM.

    The site looks great (of course) and your determination to get it just so speaks volumes. I respect a lady who knows what she wants and stops at nothing to get it. Awesome job, woman!

    The html is always good to know … and you could definitely use some in widgets or in posts but in general it does very little for database driven sites. I remember the days of writing an entire site in html and javascripts BY HAND… no software. I would start from the top line of code and do an entire site. GOOD TIMES! (these times are better though – thank you PHP!)

    One thing I noticed is you need to update your .com settings and your gravatar settings. When you commented on Danielle’s site your link went back to wordpress.com. I know you don’t want that! (keepin’ my eyes out for you).

    Again, I know it feels good to have the hard part behind you and it really does look wonderful. Please zip me an email if you need anything or get stuck… I’m happy to help. Have fun!… and go give Paul a hug. I bet he misses you. (laughing)

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 29, 2013 @ 2:34 pm

      I did realize that, after I commented on Danielle’s—that you HAD already commented… But I’m glad to know you did get the email. That was the part I was worried about… I had subscribed to my own site, a few months ago, when I knew I was going to move, and I didn’t get an email… So that’s kind of… a bummer.

      I have no idea why my old site is NOW showing up… I’ve been trying to get in there for days (not the dashboard, the actual site). But THANK you. Also, thank goodness I require everyone to always be coming here and paying attention to me, it’s making my life that much easier. Or harder… since I have now fix this latest thing.

      Paul who? I haven’t seen him in ages… ha ha.

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  16. Our heritage home - Kari
    January 30, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    Kudos to you for taking the plunge and succeeding. It looks wonderful! What were you thinking, moving a blog, learning about .org and html? Gotta give you a high five for dedication and perseverance! Don’t worry, the more you do it the easier it gets!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 31, 2013 @ 9:36 am

      Hey thanks!! I guess I was thinking it wouldn’t be *that* hard… ha ha. I really did reconsider it at nearly every step of the way. WordPress.com is such an amazing platform, and leaving it really makes you appreciate it all the more.

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  17. lisa snyder
    January 30, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

    I will follow you on Twitter. I enjoy your engaging storytelling style!

    As I am sure you realize now…..a website is never actually finished….always a work in process.

    WordPress and the WordPress community seems to constantly be coming out with something new & improved.

    Best wishes with your move to .org. I look forward to reading more about your interesting adventures.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 31, 2013 @ 11:24 am

      Hey! Thanks for the comment! Sorry you went to spam jail!
      It was weird to actually see your picture when I followed you on Twitter… in my head you look like my email inbox!

      My husband is away for the next three days, and normally I would miss him? But now, I’m like—EXCELLENT. Nothing will come between me and my computer…

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  18. Becky
    January 30, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    Yay! Congrats on making the move. I felt like it was taking me forever and a day too. I am so glad that I did it though. I am now doing the DIY Blog Critique to figure out how to tweak what I have. Your new design looks great!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 31, 2013 @ 9:51 am

      So… I googled DIY blog critique. And there you are! I am so tired of working on the design of this site… a checklist would be incredibly helpful. I feel like I’m focusing on the minutiae of border-colors, rather than bigger things like actually writing stuff… or going back and fixing old posts where I didn’t know not to upload full-size photos.

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  19. Ohna
    January 31, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    I am totally impressed…did a course on social media and websites,etc. and decided to stay sane,totally basic and stick to paint brushes! Love what you did and thoroughly enjoy your posts. I share the perfectionism and procrastination. Terrible!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 31, 2013 @ 10:06 am

      It’s probably good I didn’t know how challenging I would find the move, or I would have stayed put. Not to mention my inability to LET SMALL DETAILS GO.

      I have to say that having used WordPress.com for eight months, I am amazed at the service they offer. How easy they make it. And how incredible their community and support are.

      Yesterday, I met someone who uses blogger, and I realized that I had completely forgotten any other blogging platform even exists. To me, wp is the end-all-be-all.

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  20. mrscarmichael
    January 31, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    Phew you’ve done it. Got your own site and it looks great. A genuine question…….why did you do it? What does it give you? What are Don and I missing out on? I NEED to know.
    Do you still come into my reader or do I have to call you up via email now?
    Are you getting the idea I’m a luddite? I am a luddite. I can’t even text properly as evidenced in my last post. Hopeless.
    I now seem to have two of you in my reader, one with a gravitar and one without. Shall I blow up the without?
    So many questions but I’m off to pour Don a single malt.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      January 31, 2013 @ 10:23 am

      Oh lord… the reader? Is something new that wordpress is still ironing out. It used to be that you *didn’t* stay in the reader after moving to .org, but they are changing that as we speak, so maybe don’t delete any of me? And hopefully they will figure it out on their end? Are my posts showing up twice? Or just in the list of blogs you follow? I wasn’t even showing up at all, yesterday… so this is actually good news for me!!

      What does switching get you? Gadgets. Widgets. That orange bar across the top… Free will. The ability to have advertisers if you want them… the ability to make a link to your commenter’s last post show up… if you look at a comment above, (not my reply) you’ll see a link to their last post. To get this, you need to click the box for “comment luv” do you see that? Under the comment area?

      There is pretty much an endless list of things you can add and rearrange. I’m not sure how *important* they are though… but as a control-freak, they all appeal to me!!

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  21. courtney
    February 6, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    Your journey into the abyss of WP blog backend is awesome to behold. Totally impressed that you plowed on/in and created the gorgeous blog you did. My business partner and I have been wrestling with very similar wants/needs/roadblocks with our WP.com blog but neither nearly bold enough to roll up our sleeves, not just yet anyway. Thanks for going there and telling the tale. And a wonderful blog. Come visit us in Brooklyn!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      February 6, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

      I am torn on recommending the experience to people… now that I’ve made it here (more or less) I love it. I’m so happy to be able to spend all my time fidgeting with details, and being in charge of how many pixels deep the comments indent themselves…

      However? Getting here? Was not fun. I should have made some tech-minded friends, prior to the switch… the kind of people who say it’s not that hard… And? I have to say that at times I wonder HOW important it is to consider the depth of your comment reply indentation… do I really have NOTHING better to do with my time? Would that time have been better spent actually writing content? Maybe…

      Your blog is lovely… you Brooklynites have all the good stuff to post about.

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  22. jocelyn
    February 9, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

    Lookin’ good! I tip my hat to you for going .org!!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      February 9, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

      Hey thanks!! Now that I’m getting settled in, I really like it. The stress was BAD… but now I think it was worth it.

      Hope you and family are well!! I’m sure he looks completely different since your post!!

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  23. carollynn
    April 3, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    Just found your blog by way of Houzz. Love it, love you. Love this post. I am a web developer, my blog is in WP.org, and I do know the technology… and yet, its still painful.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      April 3, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

      I did a little dance, when I read your comment… something about having an actual tech person acknowledge that it’s not a process made out of fairy dust.

      Although? At the same time? ALL my personal-favorite posts I’ve written have been about my experiences blogging. Not at all something I would have predicted… that I would have so much to say about it!!
      So good to “meet” you!

      p.s.- I helped a friend set up a blog in wp.com last weekend, and I walked away being reminded I was SO GLAD I moved!!

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  24. John @ Our Home from Scratch
    June 4, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    Brilliant blog. Just spent the last 30 minutes reading posts. I’m in the process of designing a new theme myself. I need to get out of my cookie-cutter WordPress.org theme. It’s cramping my style. I can’t even get that Tabber widget to load, let alone cutomize it. I’m promising myself I’ll have it refreshed by mid-July. Wish me luck.

    On another note, my wife and I are also Philly people. We live in South Jersey. AND I’m old enough to remember the Five Spot. I used to hang out there all the time back in my early twenties.. like ten years ago.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      June 6, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

      All kidding aside, the tabber-widget drove me insane. At the time it seemed necessary. Why? I cannot say… (and now I wonder if anyone even uses it.) If I could do it again, I would spend the time elsewhere… like reading about how to fix my nine-million tags.

      p.s.- You remember the Five Spot!! It’s like a mythical creature…

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  25. Alexandra
    June 25, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    At first, with part one, I had hope I could do this.

    I can’t do this.

    Happy for you, though. xo

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  26. Karen Duke
    July 16, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

    I have built a couple of websites in WordPress, but find I’m way too challenged by html. I told the web host that just because I can drive a car, it doesn’t mean I should HAVE to know how to build one. There should be no reason I have to learn a new language just to build a website so I’m going back to Citymax. They speak WYSIWYG and that’s what I’m really good at!

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  27. Ginny
    August 7, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

    YOU JUST DESCRIBED MY LIFE. I am in the middle of re-designing my site (after I spend 4+ days switching to wordpress.org) and it is taking forever! I have completely lost all track of reality :). I followed your link at the bottom weeks ago and tried working with a themify basic theme – and now I am switching gears again. Seriously. I need this to be over!

    I LOVE your site and how perfectly perfect it is. So much thought has gone into it. I have one question – what do you use for your email subscribe widget? I have tried everything and can’t find one that I like.

    Thank you!!

    Ginny

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    • Ginny
      August 7, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

      Along a similar note – which theme from Themify are you using? I thought “Basic” was perfect, but I had a hard time customizing the size. Just wondering! Thanks!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      August 9, 2013 @ 9:59 am

      Hey!! GOOD JOB surviving the transfer.

      I’m using Elemin. (With a good bit of customization.)
      Jetpack is my email subscription… I’ve been totally happy with it, although I don’t do anything fancy like newsletters that you might want something like Mail Chimp for.

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      • Ginny
        August 20, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

        THANK YOU! I JUST finished my new design – and it is EXACTLY like you described. And, I am mentioning you today in my blog – because everyone needs to read your posts!

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  28. Amy (DishonDesignGal)
    September 4, 2013 @ 2:46 am

    hahahaha! And then there’s that moment when you realize that none of your links in all of your past posts work anymore and that you’re going to have to go through every. single. post. to fix them. It’s then that your OMG, I actually did this turns into OMG, what the heck did I do. Well… I might have said actually said hell! Love your site!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      September 4, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

      That MIGHT be your link structure… I had a similar issue when I realized that ALL my incoming links were broken.

      I pretty much had twelve heart attacks. I nearly did not survive to find out it could be fixed.

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  29. Amy (DishonDesignGal)
    September 4, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    By the way, there is absolutely no reason that you shouldn’t be making money. You’re blog is awesome and one of the best out there. I’ve been blogging for years and have never pursued it until just now. It took me forever, it seemed, to get approved for google adsense – but I made it through the first step this morning. If you decide to try it, let me know – I’ll send you some of the things that I think helped me!

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  30. Rebecca
    October 6, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    I’ve spent most of Friday and Saturday, no wait it’s now Sunday, shit, reading your blog. We’re renovating a long-faced split-entry that to me is still just a raised ranch and have many of the same personality qualities that you two have BUT at the same time also work together at “renovating” my medical practice which involves much of the same horrible stuff but also more humans in the mix. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I should probably start my blogs all over and combine all 3 into one. But the medical practice stuff was so painful and yet not well documented from a blog standpoint plus who the hell cares about how you move your medical practice into the world of Obamacare and EMR’s? Those doing it have NO TIME to read a blog much less make one. But just imagine if you and Paul were doing that at work and your husband was the GM of your medical office and sometimes works like 72 hours straight to fix something at work while you sit at home looking at the exposed studs and insulation wondering when he’ll be able to get back to this. Yes, I have a very good therapist. I hope you do as well. If only we had on the house to do… sigh.
    http://www.renovatemyranch.blogspot.com is the house that is going way to slowly. http://www.embersgarden.blogspot.com is the garden where I have more control and need less of his help so it’s therapeutic. http://www.drrebeccaknight.com old practice webpage. http://www.femdoc.com is my wordpress page for analyzing the stupid shit that comes out daily as medical media hype and almost always fails to truly educate us but just tries to scare the shit out of people. And can you tell I’m as ADHD as you are OCD?

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  31. Rebecca
    October 6, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    I had to post your blog on my blog and plus I forgot to check the boxes so I know if you comment back. AND I should have put a blog in the website not my practice. It’s just when you say “your website” I automatically think the one with my name as the location…. I love your blog!!!! It has made me feel so much better about the madness that is our life. We are so much like both of you except we’re a blend of ADHD/OCD. Ok my husband is totally like you with the hyperfocus but sorry that’s not only OCD that’s actually more ADD. So you’re really ADD with hyperfocus. The ADD impulsiveness is what got you in the house in the first place. Not all ADD is just ping ponging around in space never landing on anything. In fact, many of us become much more OCD like and get paralysis from analysis because we so do not want to make a decision that we later regret like the wrong tile for the bathroom. So sorry for the psychoanalysis I just can’t help it, and anyway, I am joking about you being much much crazier, you’ve just exposed more of your craziness than I have and you are also better at writing. I need to work on that. So far no one really reads what I’m writing and it’s more of a diary of sorts. And as you can tell by comments I tend to write like I talk and perhaps I ramble. Your style is entertaining and conscise. LOVE IT! Someone to emulate!

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  32. Kim
    January 30, 2016 @ 11:36 pm

    Why didn’t I see this post a couple of months ago before I signed up for Russian 100? Had I seen this post, I might have thought twice and signed up for something easier, like Theoretical Physics 500, or to be the model in an experimental art project where someone sets my hair on fire and people watch me run around like, oh say, a person with their hair on fire.

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