Moving Port Rowan’s online home

I’ve been having a lot of technical issues lately with my blogs. The biggest offender is my most popular one – Port Rowan in 1:64, on which I have written extensively (perhaps, too extensively) about my model railway.

The short answer is, I’m trying something new and that involves a new blog called “The Model Railway Show”. You can find it by following this link…

http://themodelrailway.show (Yep: that’s correct)

If you like what you see, you’ll find several options for subscribing. Also, feel free to share the URL with others: The more the merrier!

If the new site works and the old site continues to cause me grief, I’ll retire the old site. I hope I’ll see you down the line.

If you’re technical and curious, here’s the deal…

Since I started blogging back in 2011, I have used a WordPress blog engine that resides on the server space I lease from my ISP. My ISP is great, but they’re not blog experts. And various technical issues have knocked one or more of my blogs offline or otherwise messed up my blogging life several times so far this year.

The latest issue is, I can’t get get into my Port Rowan in 1:64 blog to do anything administrative. I can’t make new posts, I can’t sign into the admin page, etc. Nothing.

Since this has been repeating issue, I decided I would try building a WordPress blog on the WordPress servers themselves. So far, so good. I’m busy importing and updating select posts from the old Port Rowan in 1:64 blog onto the new site, but also adding new content. I will not be adding any new content to the old site – obviously, since I can’t get into it.

Port Rowan in 1:64 – technical difficulties (again)

Please stand by…

Bars and Tone

… because I’m once again having technical difficulties with my main website, Port Rowan in 1:64. I can’t sign into the blog to manage it – which means I can’t update it, or add new posts, or approve moderated comments, or…

I’ve tried all the usual things such as resetting the password, but nothing has worked.

I’m discussing the issue with WordPress so I’m not looking for suggestions at this time: Just letting you know.

New look for Lance’s website

This is good news…

Like many of my readers, I’m a big fan of the work that Lance Mindheim has been doing to encourage hobbyists to build what I call “achievable layouts”. I’ve always been frustrated, though, that Lance’s website and it’s always thought-provoking blog 1) was not searchable and 2) did not support RSS or other means of automatically notifying me when he’d posted a new entry.

Apparently, I’m not alone: As Lance notes in a post from last week, he’s in the process of addressing these by migrating this website engine over to something that includes a WordPress blog (the same blogging engine I use here).

The RSS feed does not yet appear to be active. But I will post an update as part of this post when it is.

I know Lance will be pleased by the change, particularly the ability for readers to follow his blog. I have two following options on this blog and I’m flattered by the number of people who use it to keep tabs on what I’m doing.