Can you pack your suitcase? We’re about to move house.
These past few weeks I’ve been working on my new site EG | Social. I’ve been having all sorts of fun with hosting and migration and modifying WordPress themes and technical stuff. I’m almost ready to launch (you can see the work-in-progress at EG | Social – and your feedback is very welcome).
I’ve been learning loads about how to modify WordPress themes, using plugins and even tweaking css (!), but there are a few things that haven’t worked the way they are supposed to. As with a lot of learning experiences, sometimes you have to press save, see what happens and then fix it.
One thing I haven’t been able to test is whether I can migrate subscribers and followers. In theory if you have subscribed to my feed, you should notice nothing, but the support forums of WordPress suggest that this is often not the case. I’d like you all to join me on the move – the blog posts will continue as usual – so I’ll ask you to be patient while I work everything out.
As a sweetener and early Christmas present, here’s a mixtape of winter songs for you. Right click on the image above and download Scarves & Gloves Part 7 – 45 mins of HappySad music for your winter walks. If you want more of that sot of thing, you can fill your Christmas stockings with parts 1-6 of the Scarves & Gloves series.
The next time you hear from me, it should be coming from EG | Social.
This is part 4 of a series which reckons that Christmas is a bit melancholy at its core, but that we kinda embrace that sadness and find some kind of beauty in it. I imagine that it should work rather well on headphones in bed, on your iPod while battling the winter elements or when you are blissed out in front of an open fire.
I’ve tried it at Christmas parties; it failed badly.
It’s been a wonderful, transformative year. I’d like to say thank you to those online people who continue to educate, support, indulge and enhance me. I’ve met so few of you in real life and it matters not. We are still pretty much weirdoes (but that’s changing) so our support of each other is, for me, very valuable.
Please accept this moody Christmas mix as my gratitude for all you have done, your downloads, subscriptions, comments, emails and more. I am very very grateful for it all.
Happy Christmas/whatever you’re into, and again, thank you so much for being part of this sticky goop we call the net. We make it work and we lead on this.
And I daresay, we’ll be helping each other survive this Christmas in meatspace!
- Christmastime * Nourallah Brothers
- Close Your Mouth (It’s Christmas) * The Free Design
- Someday At Christmas * Stevie Wonder
- Sleet and Snow * My First Tooth
- Last Christmas * The Puppini Sisters
- Only At Christmas Time * Sufjan Stevens
- Mary’s Boy Child * The Springfields
- In The Bleak Midwinter * Annie Lennox
- Hard Candy Christmas * Dolly Parton
- All I Want For Christmas Is New Years Day * Hurts
- The Virgin’s Slumber Song * Mario Lanza
- Christmas in London * Krista Detor
Happy Christmas/Christmas alternative, visitors. You are wonderful..