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new host, expanded site

Dear All,

You may have noticed that the lectionary blog looks a little different ... I've finally migrated from Blogger to TypePad, and I've also expanded the offerings on the site. Don't worry about changing your bookmarks; I've set things up so that http://www.sarahlaughed.net will take you to the site's homepage, so within 48 hours or so, things should be working normally, without redirects. You'll find a navigation bar in the left-hand sidebar that will take you to the rest of the site:

about dylan -- where you can see my bio and download my C.V. (I'm a postulant, I've already got my seminary master's, and yes, I'm looking for a job!);

lectionary blog -- you're here, so you already know about that;

sermons -- what a difference a few days make! Stop by to see what I actually preached when Sunday came around; the archives should be complete within a week. And finally ...

resources -- home to FAQs, annotated bibliographies (with click-to-buy links that support the site), and other resources as I create or discover them. This is currently the least developed area of the site. I've got tons of materials compiled over the years, but it will take time to adapt them for the web and post them. Please pardon the minimalist design for some of what's posted, and please come by frerquently to see what's been added!

I'm hoping to be in a position soon where I can dramatically expand what these pages have to offer, and possibly also create one or more email lists where people can ask questions and receive feedback on particular situations (e.g., "Ack! Youth Sunday falls on a day when the lectionary calls for the "little apocalypse" from the Gospel of Mark! How can I bring these things together?"), or whatever else they need. I'm hoping also to be able to reintroduce email notification to the site -- like Bloglet, only something that actually works every time. Stay tuned!

Thank you, all, for your readership, your feedback, and your encouragement.

Blessings,

Dylan

February 15, 2005 in Administrivia | Permalink

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Congrats on the change! It looks great.

Say....didnt you once post on the OOZE message board? I'd recognize that pic of you anywhere. :)

Do you still post there? I've found that the overall tenor of that board has changed quite a bit since I last posted.

Posted by: Karl | Feb 16, 2005 2:49:13 AM

The first, and most positive, change I noticed is the vastly decreased initial loading time for the page. Whether it's the new code behind the façade, or a benefit of the new server, I couldn't say, but it's a marked improvement.

From having spoken to you, I know you were curious about TypePad's serviceability, so hopefully the changeover will give you more data in that regard.

Posted by: James | Feb 16, 2005 9:59:22 AM

Karl,

Yes, I did post on The Ooze for a while. I miss a lot of the people there, but I just got REALLY tired of the flame wars and such. It wasn't feeding my soul so much as it was raising my blood pressure, and when that happens, it's time to take some time out.

James,

Glad you like the new site! I think the faster load time is mostly because between the time I designed the old template and the time I designed this one, I learned how to use Cascading Style Sheets, so the code is a lot cleaner. I did look into Expression Engine, but since I could try TypePad without an initial outlay of time (to install and configure software) or money, I decided to give it a shot and see how it worked. When I saw that it worked pretty well, I decided to go with it for a year before reevaluating.

Posted by: Sarah Dylan Breuer | Feb 17, 2005 3:33:36 PM

Wow....it all looks and sounds very exciting. Thank you for making so much of your expertise available to us: it really is appreciated :-)

Posted by: Kathryn | Feb 22, 2005 6:11:13 AM

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Dylan's lectionary blog: new host, expanded site

« Second Sunday in Lent, Year A | Main | sorry about the outage! »

new host, expanded site

Dear All,

You may have noticed that the lectionary blog looks a little different ... I've finally migrated from Blogger to TypePad, and I've also expanded the offerings on the site. Don't worry about changing your bookmarks; I've set things up so that http://www.sarahlaughed.net will take you to the site's homepage, so within 48 hours or so, things should be working normally, without redirects. You'll find a navigation bar in the left-hand sidebar that will take you to the rest of the site:

about dylan -- where you can see my bio and download my C.V. (I'm a postulant, I've already got my seminary master's, and yes, I'm looking for a job!);

lectionary blog -- you're here, so you already know about that;

sermons -- what a difference a few days make! Stop by to see what I actually preached when Sunday came around; the archives should be complete within a week. And finally ...

resources -- home to FAQs, annotated bibliographies (with click-to-buy links that support the site), and other resources as I create or discover them. This is currently the least developed area of the site. I've got tons of materials compiled over the years, but it will take time to adapt them for the web and post them. Please pardon the minimalist design for some of what's posted, and please come by frerquently to see what's been added!

I'm hoping to be in a position soon where I can dramatically expand what these pages have to offer, and possibly also create one or more email lists where people can ask questions and receive feedback on particular situations (e.g., "Ack! Youth Sunday falls on a day when the lectionary calls for the "little apocalypse" from the Gospel of Mark! How can I bring these things together?"), or whatever else they need. I'm hoping also to be able to reintroduce email notification to the site -- like Bloglet, only something that actually works every time. Stay tuned!

Thank you, all, for your readership, your feedback, and your encouragement.

Blessings,

Dylan

February 15, 2005 in Administrivia | Permalink

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