I'm baaack! :)
For those of you who wondered where I went for the past week and didn't see the note on my old blog, Blogger robots spam-blocked me out of posting and after a week of waiting for this to be resolved, I finally decided to switch permanently to TypePad--something I probably should have done sooner.
Some of you saw the note I posted on my old blog's sidebar and followed me to the temporary blog I set up last week. Some of you didn't see the note and emailed me wondering if I was okay so I was able to fill you in on what was up. But then, judging by my Sitemeter stats, there were many of you who didn't see the note, didn't know my email address, and probably just thought I up and disappeared!
It was rather frustrating to have no way to let you know what was going on and I'm sorry for those of you who spent time trying to track me down or figure out what was going on, to no avail; I can't tell you how much I missed you all and missed blogging this week!
I'm so glad to be back into the swing of things again--even if I came back in a bit of a different way than I was hoping. Switching over to a new blogging platform was not at all my first choice since I've always been with Blogger and have grown rather attached. However, after only 24 hours of learning Typepad and getting things up and running, I already like it much better than Blogger; there are so many features and options here which weren't available on Blogger and I'm anticipating that this new blog will be much better than the old one because of it.
If anything, transferring everything to Typepad gives me an opportunity to start afresh with better organization and more specific categories (note the new specific categories: "CVS Deals", "Walgreens Deals", and so forth as opposed to the incredibly-broad "Current Deals" category like we had before). Setting this blog up with Typepad also has enabled me to easily integrate a three-column template which gives me more space to lay everything out in a simple and efficient manner for you all.
Things are still under construction here and I'm doing a bunch of "remodeling" today and Monday, so bear with me if you keep seeing things changing or if something looks wacky. My goal is to have everything up and running by Tuesday morning and resume posting as usual then.
Thanks again for your patience--it's certainly been quite the ride! I realized just how wonderful my blog readers are this past week when my inbox was full of notes from you all asking if I was okay. Thanks for being here, thank you for reading, and thank you for bearing with the technical issues. I have some fun giveaways planned next week as a small way to express my appreciation to you all!
Note: I just set up the new feed for this blog and forwarded my old feed to it. If you are already subscribed to my old blog's feed, you shouldn't have to re-subscribe, though I'm posting this post as a test to see if that is truly the case.