If you are a frequent, or even an intermittent reader of this blog, you have probably noticed a few things:
- The blog was unavailable for a few days at the end of January
- The comment section was not active into early February
- The blog looks different than it used to
Although a blog redesign was in the works for a future date, we were faced with an immediate need to revise and revamp for the following reasons, which may actually be too much information for some of you. Feel free to skip the explanation and just know that I haven't chosen to stop blogging, or interfere with you, the reader from accessing what might be important to you.
The Carilion Clinic website was redesigned, and moved to a new server, using new a new content management system (CMS), toward the end of January. The plan was for the blog to remain the same, stay on the old (WordPress) platform, and eventually (when we were ready) be moved to a new (Drupal) platform. However, the migration resulted in an incompatibility with the WP blog, the blog became inaccessible (as did the Carilion news blog) and closetohome had to be re-created from the bottom-up in Drupal. As you can see, its not yet completely finished, but it is functional.
Yes, some things are still in progress and will appear in the future
- Ability to subscribe via RSS feed or Email
- Share buttons for Twitter, Facebook, Google plus, Pinterest, and other social media sites/services
- An easy way to follow me on Twitter if you should so choose
Everything missing is going to be provided soon. But I decided rather than wait until all our work was finished, I would rather be back out here, interacting with you, instead of putting my head in the sand like the ostrich above is attempting to do.
I look forward to your comments.
PLEASE leave me a comment if you found your way here. Let me know if this format works for you. Instead of just recreating the way things were, we can move forward with enhancements that will continue to make writing and reading this blog fun for all of us. And since its a new year, please let me know what you want to see here-in topics as well as services, links and so forth. Thanks so much.
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