28 April, 2010

freaking out

New blog is coming.

New version of OLD blog is coming.

Improved blog of (sob) beloved blog is coming.

I'm SCARED.

I love my blog. I love how it looks, how pointlessly old-fashioned it is, how only-texty, how it doesn't scream at you, only gently says, "Hello, here's what has been happening, isn't it lovely/funny/touching," and "By the way, here's something you could whip up for supper."

I don't want to lose any of that, so I'm panicking a bit. A bit as I felt when I stood by and watched Avery have her first major haircut, from little-girl to "hairdo." Of course she was even more beautiful when she emerged, and still recognizable, but something of the Original, the Baby, was gone.

I just previewed two versions of The New And Improved Kristen in London. Made some suggestions (gently, this fellow owns my life right now!), tried to decide if I was being too picky... sighed over the completely new look...

I shall survive. It's only a matter of days before you, Dear Readers, are presented with the new choice. Then you can weigh in, and how I hope you WILL! We will tweak her (sorry, it) together. (Clearly, I have some issues going on here with adolescence in general, whether it's my daughter's or my blog's! All mothers want babies to stay small, even if they have better conversations with them when they're 13. For SURE).

Bear with me. Change is coming. And they say, change is... good. Don't they?

7 comments:

Kavey said...

I'm confused... I probably missed something, I'm a bit dizzy like that but...

If you love your blog as it is - why are you having someone redo it?

:)

A Work in Progress said...

Exciting! Will there be a recipe index (I hope)??

Kristen In London said...

Kavey, I do love it, but I need a recipe index (it's in the making, Work!), and there are some other modern things I'd like, plus it's being migrated away from blogger and onto Wordpress, which my guru assures me will make it easy for me to make changes, add recipes, etc!

Janet said...

I am still HOPING you won't forget to finish your comments on SALISBURY - we visit there in a month or so!! You PROMISED! You spent time in the WARDROBE?? Who was this GENTLEMAN?? It's really MYSTERIOUS!!
I just know it's the most beautiful city on Earth, but I really like the lowdown (perhaps your tour guide could help me?)

Kristen In London said...

I fully plan to get to it! Life keeps intervening. I will do it this week, full promises, and the story will NOT disappoint! It's worth the visit, for certain.

I just need two boring days in order to find time to write, and if anyone out there HAS two boring days she'd like to trade in for nutty ones over here, let me know...

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Oh, how exciting! I can't wait to see it :-)

Leaving Blogger is hard, but you'll get used to your new home in no time. I am sure it is lovely!

Kristen In London said...

It IS exciting, Plane Ride! For sure a recipe index... and my daughter just started a blog on Wordpress, so I am following her, as usual these days! You understand me, with a teenager of your own.