As I posted about earlier, today was the “big day” for the blog switchover. While there was (hopefully) no downtime, there was a period of a few hours where you couldn’t comment, so if you posted something earlier and don’t see your comment you may want to repost.
Well, I’m happy to report that while the transition took a bit longer than I was hoping it’s now complete!
Welcome to the new One Mile At A Time!
You can now resume commenting, and I can resume posting.
Let me start by saying that I’m a really risk averse person, and generally subscribe to the philosophy that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However, after well over six years of blogging, I do think a refresh was long overdue.
I know a lot of people won’t like it because it’s different, though please give it a few days before hating it too much. I know it will take me a while to get used to it as well, though I’m confident it was the right decision.
Goodbye, old friend…
If you still don’t like it by the weekend, give me a holler.
A few other things to note:
- I’d absolutely love to hear what y’all think, though ideally give me a few days as this isn’t the “final” product. There are a lot of things to update over the coming days, both aesthetically, functionally, and on the back end of things. So all feedback is awesome, and once we’re operating at 100% on this end, I’ll make another post soliciting feedback. Really appreciate the help you guys have provided in this process!
- If you have this blog bookmarked, you can continue to access it through the onemileatatime.net URL. However, if you have the direct link to the blog bookmarked, be sure you update it to onemileatatime.boardingarea.com.
- If you’ve signed up to receive the daily newsletter containing all my posts, double check your subscription. I can’t guarantee they all transitioned over correctly, despite my best efforts.
- As I mentioned earlier, the functionality implications of this transition are huge. Not only do I have the ability to do so much more on the backend, but the “Ask Lucky” page is finally paginated, pictures will appear larger on the blog (since the “width” of the actual blog has been increased), etc.
There are several other functionality improvements we’re planning over the coming weeks, which we can now do thanks to this new theme. So you will see more transitions with the Trip Report section, and eventually a better long term solution for the Ask Lucky page as well.
Thanks again for your patience! I know the past four days the blog has been the equivalent of the on-time rating of a regional carrier, though it should hopefully be smooth sailing from here!