Today is the eighth anniversary of this blog, and we nearly didn’t make it. A few months ago continuing difficulties with my previous web host were taking up way too much of my time, and I was considering pulling the plug, but I’m now on a new web host that seems to be working fine for me, so on we go. One problem is, after eight years of near daily entries, some quite long, the data size of the blog is several gigabytes, a lot in website storage terms. There have been 2612 blog posts so far, and though only a few dozen get the majority of the traffic, random searches do add to the load. So far the new host is handling it all well.
I plan to continue, and hope to bring more content-filled posts in the future. A new three-part logo study begins here Sunday, and I’m working on several comics history projects that will eventually appear when finished. It’s hard to find time for the good stuff, but I work on it when I can. Thanks for reading, hope to see you here again soon!
Sorry for no new posts the last few days. I’ve been in the process of moving my website (and this blog) to a new host since Saturday, and didn’t want to try posting anything during that time. I think everything is now stable and working correctly on my new host, SiteGround, but let me know if you find any problems. I know there are probably some broken links on the actual website pages, as opposed to the blog because I haven’t updated those pages much in a few years, but let me know if you hit one there or anywhere. Thanks.
I’ve been struggling with getting my Blog back in working order, with help from the support team at Lunarpages, my website host. It’s been a long and difficult struggle, made more complicated by having to move the website to different servers twice. Then lots of complications with the WordPress plug-ins I like to use. At the moment I’m keeping the Jetpack plug-in off, as that seems to be messing things up, and I seem to be able to work with the rest of the WordPress administration pages, like the one I’m using to write this. Hope to be back to regular posting soon, I have a large pile of things I’ve read to be reviewed, for instance.
In case you’re wondering why I haven’t posted anything new here for a few days, my website service provider moved operations from Nevada to California this past Saturday, and my website and blog have not worked right since. I was on the phone with them today, but no improvement yet. Hope to have better news tomorrow. This simple post has taken about ten minutes to process instead of seconds.
UPDATE: My website host has found and solved one problem that has returned the loading time of all my regular website pages to normal. Another problem is still slowing down the blog, so they are investigating further, but at least some progress has been made. Hoping to have news about that soon.
This morning Ellen and I visited the Brandywine River Museum in Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania, one of my favorite museums. It’s a treasure house of American illustration art and the work of the Wyeth family, as well as a beautiful building with lovely views of the river.
Their new exhibit running from now until May 18th is “A Date with Art: The Business of Illustrated Calendars.” There are several calendar paintings by one of my favorite artists, Maxfield Parrish, this one from an Edison Mazda Calendar. It had glass over it, so there are reflections. Needless to say, my photos don’t do justice to any of the paintings, you have to go see them for yourself! Continue reading