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I've left a final post on the old Blogspot version of this blog, redirecting visitors to come here. Did the same for Diary of a Gardening Goddess, directing visitors there to its new location at gardeningdeity here on LiveJournal.

This move was such a pain . . .

Moving into a new blogspace

Blogger made my old Blogspot of this blog go BOOM! after they changed some of their site coding, so I'm porting my old entries from Notes from the Underworld to this LiveJournal, since they cannot currently be seen at the Blogspot site.

I am not happy about this. At. All.

I have 147 entries to post here by hand, one by one.

Anything dated before today was originally a Blogspot post. Anything after today's date will be posted to both Blogspot and here. (Silly me thinks that Blogger might actually make things work again correctly someday . . . )

I'm using one of the current standard LJ templates -- I'm not enthusiastic about it, but it could be fuglier than it is . . .

~~ tosses rotten tomatoes at Blogger ~~
Figured out a way to add a counter to my LiveJournal. I'm using backdate to create a future entry so the counter will always show up at the top of my recent entries page.

Go me!
Revamped my profile page with a bit more about me, so it's a bit less blah than it used to be. (It also now links to all my blogs -- including this one . . . )

What? You didn't know I had a personal profile page? Well, I have to admit I hid it two link-levels in from the main UnCoven homepage -- I'm a bit shy you see -- only those folks who look for it will find it . . .

Jan. 8th, 2004

The UnCoven hit count has registered more than 10,000 visitors -- 10,009 to be exact.


I built traffic, yes I did!!

Dec. 3rd, 2003

The Voice of the Spirits and Persephone's Personal Playlist MP3 stations are no more since MP3.com went bye-bye as of today. They had been bought by CNET which for some reason didn't buy their database of songs uploaded by various artists for their fans to download freely. The music library went offline -- I don't know if it still exists somewhere or if everything has been deleted.

Personally, I can't help but wonder what the point of buying the site was if you weren't also getting the music library & built-in fan/visitor-base. It seems a poor business decision to me, but then again I'm not a "corporate decision-maker" . . .

I don't know if the stations I'd created might be around in some form in the future, but for right now they're pushing up daisies.

RIP . . .
I created a Crescendo plugin installer page since the Crescendo site is down. Nobody is able to get there to download a plugin, so I uploaded the relevant files from my hard drive (see? being a packrat can be a VIRTUE!!) to the UnCoven site so now visitors can fully enjoy the site, aurally as well as visually . . .
Aimoo seems to be down, so now nobody can get to the public messageboard -- grump, grump . . .
Updated the Pagan Community Calendar page to reflect this year's Samhain/Halloween/Celtic New Year's events.

It would be nice, though, to have more than just a few days notice of events -- I need time to post stuff & visitors to the site would appreciate some advance notice too, I'm sure -- grump, grump . . .
I just discovered FortuneCity deleted all the PaganFiles it had taken sooooo looooong to upload to their site -- #$@&%*#$@%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I have to re-upload EVERYTHING all over AGAIN -- double @#%$&*$#@$%!!!!!!!!
Added an upcoming open event to the Pagan Community Calendar and Upcoming Open Events pages -- an outing to the Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park. This event is fast becoming an UnTradition, like our legendary bowling parties . . .

Sep. 9th, 2003

I'm feeling somewhat cranky about that Christian site I'd mentioned in my 5/16 post re-evangelizing my site's visitors through one of my guestbooks. I've deleted the new entry already & am considering deleting the original entry also now. I'd kept it up since I'd found it amusing but doing it again is just obnoxious behavior.

I decided to sign HIS site's guestbook with my usual blurb about the UnCoven site & what it offers to those who choose to visit it (nowhere NEAR as prosletyzing as his entries have been, btw) -- returning the [*ahem*] favor, as it were -- fair's fair, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander . . .

My entry in his guestbook, however, will have to be approved before it shows up in his guestbook (WIMP!) & frankly I doubt he'll allow it in. If he does approve it, I'll let his entry stay in the guestbook where he first put it -- otherwise that entry (as well as any future ones he should attempt) will be summarily deleted.
Bravenet has gone back to offering graphic-style counters (yay!) so I've been busy updating all the codes on the site.
Added a few more topic categories to the UnCoven public messageboard after posting a nonsense message just to keep the board alive. (Hopefully soon those types of messages will no longer be necessary . . .)
The Aimoo public messageboard I'd created at the end of June has been unaccessible throughout most of August since there hadn't been any posts to it during July & the Aimoo system had shut it down as a dead board. After LOTS of email-tag with Aimoo support I've got it up & running again.

So go post something so I don't have to go through this again, OK?
Created a page that displays the current moon phase & added a few upcoming events to the community calendar.
I've been signing up with a lot of "web cliques" recently as a way of increasing traffic to my site, especially the various blogs I write. So now you know why my DeadJournal's sidebar looks a bit more . . . crowded . . . than it did before.

Build traffic, build traffic, build traffic . . .
The counter is now at more than 8000 -- yay! (The only good bit of news with respect to the Bravenet counters . . .)