Hello to my Dear Xanga Friends …
First, I thought I’d share a little reminder that spring is on the way … eventually!!
We’re expecting more wintry weather, and this makes me think of Spring … hope it brightens your day, too!
Well, this may sound like a broken record, and also a bit technical, and somewhat lengthy, but please bear with me!
As I’ve said before, I don’t want to lose touch with anyone here on Xanga 2.0 when my ‘Premium’ account expires in just a couple of days, on Friday, the 31st of January, 2014. They told me payment was due ‘before’ the 31st, so I’m not sure exactly which day they will ‘cut me off’, and no longer allow me to post here.
At this time, I just can’t see paying nearly $50 to do that, especially when the full version of WordPress is free! I started a site there, and I’m very happy to say that I’ve been able to import all the .zip files they created of my past posts from the ‘old’ Xanga!
They are now over in the full version of WordPress, and I can tell you, it’s nice having it all there!
There are lots of nice features there, and they are very helpful with support and tutorials as well.
I was so relieved to know I wouldn’t have to leave behind any of my ‘memories’ from past years on the ‘old Xanga’ …
they even put my photos and graphics I had used into the ‘media library’! Only wish they could have been able to create files for all the messages I had sent to some very special friends, but all the other memories are there …
it only took a couple of clicks, and then waiting about 24 hours.
If only more of my friends were there with me … seems many of them are no longer blogging.
I also found out that once my subscription expires here, all I’ll be able to do is sign in and read your posts and leave comments. I won’t be able to post to my site, or edit it in any way.
Here is the link to my new ‘Xanga’ blog home … also known as ‘Threads of Faith’, and it’s over on WordPress.
I do so hope you’ll come follow me:
If any of you are considering a move to WordPress now, or in the future, and want to import all of your Xanga files
that you had downloaded, just follow the directions that I found here in this link …
(and please do let me know if and when you do move, and where I can find you!)
Have to say, I am very grateful that at least I’ll be able to come and read those of you who are still actively posting here …
well, at least the few that have been showing up on my ‘Reading’ list ever since they switched to Xanga 2.0.
I know I haven’t been very consistent with reading and commenting on your posts, but I’ll be doing better with that!
Below are the only ones who are showing up as ‘active’ bloggers in my ‘Reading’ list here, and I’m thankful that you all
are still here!!
JstNotherDay (*no RSS feed)
Would love to know ….
**I am curious, are you seeing many from your old subscriptions showing up with posts on your ‘Reading’ list?
When I click on ‘Following’ in the column on the left in my Dashboard, it shows I have 150 that I am Following and 162 Followers. Didn’t realize I had that many from Xanga!
I thought I would spend some time and go to each site, looking for who might still be here, but only found a few sites that were still there … most of the links lead me to that Xanga page telling you they saved your files, and how to get them, and there sure were a lot of those! It’s just so sad to see their names, to remember who they were, the things you shared with them, the prayers you prayed for them, and then to lose touch, but maybe they’ll find their way here again. That’s why I’m sharing ALL of this information!
As for the current ‘active’ bloggers, I’ll be able to follow you from my new home on WordPress as I already have you in my ‘Reader’ over there. Once you post, it will show up and I’ll hop back over here to comment! And again, I do hope you’ll come follow me, too!
Now, there’s one more ‘technical’ thing I need to share …
from some research I’ve done around here, there’s something you need to do in order
for me, or anyone else, to be able to follow you from any other blog host like WordPress, or Blogger, etc…..
you’ll need to be sure to have your RSS feed enabled, and it’s very easy to do!
* Notice that only *one person doesn’t have their RSS feed enabled from the list of my ‘active’ bloggers …
(and I do hope you’ll enable yours so I can see you in my WordPress Reader when you post!
The rest of you on that list apparently have yours enabled because you’re already showing up in my ‘Reader’ over on WP!
Again, anyone will need to do this in order to be followed from any place other than Xanga!
All you will need to do, is to change a setting in your DASHBOARD section …
1. Go to your DASHBOARD
2. Go down to the ADVANCED tab on the left and click it.
3. Go down to PRIVACY and click that.
4. Check the box that says, ENABLE RSS FEED
5. Be sure SITE PRIVACY is set to PUBLIC (no lock)
6. Click SAVE CHANGES
Now, when I add your sites to the ‘reader’ over on my WordPress Blog, it will show up, and I’ll know when you post!
I hope to see you all there soon, so please, come on over and say hello!
You, and any others who do find your way here, can find me by going to the ‘widget’ on the right side of my site here.
There you’ll find links to my both my Facebook page as well as my WordPress site!
There have been so many memories and friendships over the years … it’s sad that it had to change, but no need to end it here!
Let’s stay in touch! Blessings to you all, and thanks so much for bearing with me here in this post!!
- Deborah <><