If you’ve been following the news, then you are well aware of the tragedy that befell my other site Raised on the Radio in January. Yes, the unthinkable happened, some kid in India making .25 an hour hacked my site.
You’d think that would be bad enough, right? I mean, I’m no code writer or webmaster, so in order to fix that hack I had to shell out some ducks and pray for the best. And for a moment there I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. Yes, Google had released me from the blacklist and all was well with the universe.
Or was it?
Google lifted the ban, but to punish me for my lackadaisical security that threatened the interwebs and could have caused the collapse of modern civilization, I have been relegated to the bottom rung of the ladder.
Yes folks, there is a wizard behind the curtain, and his name is Google.
It was time for me to make a decision. Bow to the Google Gods who are nameless and faceless and play without a rulebook? Or let go of the past and move forward to a bolder, freer world. Yes they have their own set of nameless, faceless rulers, but they are mostly benevolent, and although confusing, they do have a rule book.
And so my friends, I am moving Raised on the Radio back to its original home. No, not Kansas. WordPress.com. Self-hosted wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, and I’m clicking my Ruby Slippers and going home.
I hope you’ll come join me there. I have a brand new design and it’s a lot easier to follow a WordPress.com blog AND I will have nested comments! Yippee!
And so, without further ado. I’m leaving you Self-Hosted WordPress* and moving on to greener pastures at WordPress.com. This week’s theme was a free for all, your choice! My choice is songs about letting go:
Sometimes You Have To Know When To Let Go
You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt
I Will Survive – Cake
Don’t Look Back – Boston
Knowing Me, Knowing You – ABBA
Black Cow – Steely Dan
You know you want to play with us! So tempting, I know. Make that mix you’ve always wanted. Tell the world what you think through music!
These are the rules. Five songs (do your best to stick to it, I really do listen to every mix and I don’t want you to wait). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Try and check out at least two of the other players or more! (everyone wants to share their tunes with you).
Create a mix, not a “hey look at all the cool songs I know” we’re not snobs, if you were our best bud and you were gonna make us a tape, what would it be? And share this party so more people will play next week!
Do me a favor, if you’re a veteran, try to visit at least one person you’ve never visited before.
And now, The List of all Lists
February 25 – Guilty Pleasures-the songs and or groups that you hate to admit that you love… (Thank you Sarah from The Sadder but Wiser Girl)
March 4 – If My Life Had A Soundtrack…
March 11 – Great Cover Songs
March 18 – If I’m at a Party I Better Hear this Song! (in honor of St Pat’s)
March 25 – Forbidden Love (you choose why it’s forbidden!)
April 1 – In honor of April Fool’s (also because it’s been 6 weeks) YOUR CHOICE! What do you want to spin for us?
We have also created a Facebook group for MixTape, please join us!
Here’s the button that will take you to the new and improved Raised on the Radio. I will be moving all of our content over in a mix of old and new posts! Hope to see you there! And remember, got something you want to share? Contact me to guest post!