Thank you for joining me here on my new home at Blogger! Look for the photos from my Day of the Dead/Sylvia Ji inspired shoot within the next couple weeks.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Welcome to my new journal!
I have been a member of LiveJournal for a long time (November 20th would have been my seventh anniversary with LiveJournal). Years ago LiveJournal decided to start putting ads on journals of non-paying members. I understood it because they have to pay for everything somehow. However, today, for the first time in a long, long time, I logged out of my LiveJournal and viewed it as a non-member; I wanted to see what visitors to my web-site (http://flyingpurplehippos.com/) saw when they viewed my journal. You know what visitors to my journal were NOT seeing? My journal. I didn't realize until today how intrusive the ads on LiveJournal are. What I saw instead of my journal was an ad floating across the screen that completely blocked out my journal, and required viewers to look at the ad for a required amount of time before they could even view my journal. I have been considering moving my journal for some time, and this was what I needed to convince me. This is the perfect time for a journal move since I am currently working on a redesign of my website, and hoping to add more things to my journal that interest others (tutorials, recipes, etc.).