Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Blogroll is Gone, But I Have a New Name


I have some good news and I have some bad news. First, of course, the good news:

Healthy Girl's Kitchen is now located at . . .

healthygirlskitchen.com

and not

healthygirlskitchen.blogpsot.com

Not that there's anything wrong with .blogspot.com, but I have been trying to acquire the URL "healthygirlskitchen" for years now and it finally happened. You see, shortly after I started my blog, someone purchased the URL "healthygirlskitchen.com" and wanted me to buy it from them for $2500! Can you believe it?

Well, I was patient and they finally forfeited it, and I purchased it. Yipee! And don't worry if you go to healthygirlskitchen.blogspot.com, you will automatically be redirected.

Okay, now for the bad news. It has to do with my blog redesign.

The single most popular thing that got trashed when I updated HGK's blog design was my old blog roll.

It's not like I can't have a blog roll with this new design, it's just that the list got so long and unruly that I no longer liked the way my blog looked with it on there. Plus, I couldn't keep adding all of the new and wonderful whole food plant based blogs that we all love because it was already ridiculously long.

But I understand that this is a bummer for many of you, myself included, because I used my blog roll as a reader. It was great, I could keep up in real time with every one's new blog posts.

The temporary replacement is this, a list of blogs and websites that I find to be helpful and interesting. You can find it here. The nice thing about that page is that I can list as many blogs as I want to without it messing with the look of this blog. I can also list websites and links to things that are not blogs, which is why I am calling the page RESOURCES (see navigation at the top of the page).

The resources list is not nearly as great as the old blog roll, because it's not dynamically up-datable, but at this point, the upsides mentioned about outweigh the downsides. I have been told that it's impossible, but I hope to find a way to merge the two functions. If you know anything about this subject matter, please let me know in the comments section below! In addition, if I have left your WFPB blog off of this list, also let me know in the comments section.

If these changes have now left you searching for a way to keep up with all of your favorite blogs, I can recommend using a service called Bloglovin. They allow you to create a custom list of blogs that you follow and then once a day you get one e-mail with a list of the new posts from each of your followed blogs. And they even let you view your blogs as a feed if you go to the homepage and you are signed in. What could be better than that?

Thanks for bearing with me during all of these transitions!
 
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