Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Mess Reborn

We moved!!!
When I started the transformation from magazine writing to self-publishing my fiction, the first thing I did was create a blog called, The Mess That Is Me. I thought it a fitting title for a chaotic mind. Most of the posts were my quirky observations on myself, my family and friends, and the people I saw around me. Nothing was off-limits, especially me. I took a tongue-in-cheek, smartass look at things everyone else saw as normal, I called out those things that just didn’t make sense, and I shared things I learned along the way. I started the blog in September of 2010 and kept it going strong up until I moved my website to Wix, which, while it had a blog setup of its own, it didn’t have the format I wanted to keep my smartass posts going. Not that I didn’t post, because I did. I shared updates on the book events we attended, revisited old posts, and even made a few new smartass comments. Still, it wasn’t the same.
What I enjoyed at the old Mess was the interaction the posts generated, the comments from readers, and even the snarky banter. The new blog on Wix didn’t allow comments at first, and when they finally added a comment app, it didn’t really work well and sometimes was lost at the bottom of the page. Useless. It also didn’t have a subscribe option, so that people would get my smartass life commentary straight to their emails, which made traffic a ghost town at times. So, without those options, the posts dwindled and almost stopped altogether.
That is, until now. Wix finally stepped up their game and fixed it so we had both of those options. While it’s still not exactly the way I would prefer it, it’s much better than before and a step in the right direction. So, the two weeks before 2018, I uploaded the old blog to the new site and got it ready for your reading pleasure once again. You can stop by subscribe, share, and even comment. All the things I enjoyed at the old Mess will now be available at the new and we’re ready to start the new year off right.

This is not the same as being subscribed to my newsletter. The two will have totally different content. One is for announcements and updates, while the other, The Mess That Is Me, is back to what it used to be, weekly posts of sharing aspects of my life as well as my cracked mind. And I’m hoping you join me. All you need to do is click this link - http://www.robbiecox.net/blog-c12fo - and subscribe, then interact. After all, that’s what it’s all about. If you’re a part of the old Mess, you’ll still have to subscribe, because they wouldn’t allow me to transfer you over. I hope you continue to follow me as we look toward the future and the journey moves onward. I’m not sure what’s coming, but I know it’s going to be great. See you at The Mess!