Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Welcome & Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2015!

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to Czech Off the Beaten Path's new home! I announced the move back in August, but didn't have time to begin working on the move until today. It feels good to have this blog on it's own shiny new site. My intention is to take up blogging regularly once we are through the holiday season. Which reminds me--Happy New Year!

The Past Year

The past year, 2014, has brought two important anniversaries; Jiri and I have been married for 10 years, I moved here 8 years ago, and Czech Off the Beaten Path turned 7 years old. Time has gone so fast, but most every minute has been packed with adventure, new experiences and people, and so much more. I can't complain.

What I've Been Up To

This past year has seen me branch out into writing my first ebook, Asthma's Nothing to Sneeze At!, and working a bit on Fiverr and other clients on many intriguing projects. I am currently working on two more ebooks that will be out later in 2015, and my fingers have itched to write fiction. I don't know where this might lead--maybe nowhere--but I'll give it a try and see what happens.

Other projects have involved getting acquainted with Linux Mint, which I installed on a USB drive, moving this blog and much more.

What's Next

Please bear with me during this transition time--my "house" is being unpacked and put in order. I'll have to go through each post to edit and fix everything that didn't "translate well" during the move.

Paint Brushes

Part of the mess comes from writing posts in Word, then copying and pasting into Blogger. Word likes to throw in it's own formatting, which only complicates things for the web. The process of cleaning up the posts includes copying and pasting the text into Notepad, which strips out all the Word formatting, then pasting the text back into the blog. There's usually a little bit of formatting left for headings, at times needing to realign/add pictures, etc., but it doesn't take too long. I'll also have to configure the comments (for each blog post), the RSS feed and some other work before this process is complete.

Wet Paint

Hopefully this will be done soon, but in the meantime, things will be a little messy until everything is put to rights and cleaned up. Please bear with me during this transition time and know that I'm working as fast as possible to get things back in working order. Moving is a messy process, especially when you're doing it yourself! Even so, please feel free to browse, read and leave comments (where possible). Just watch out for the wet paint and drop clothes--step over them carefully and please don't trip!

Cleaning House

Thank You

Thank you for hanging in there while I've been off doing other things. Thanks, too, for coming to visit our new home on the web!

I wish you all a very Happy New Year in 2015, filled with love, health, happiness and prosperity!

God bless,


PS Please feel free to let me know about additional problems (to those I listed above)! Thanks!

(c) 2014 by Sher Vacik. All Rights Reserved.


Sher said...

Testing the comments! Hope this works! :)

Roz said...

Happy New Year, Sher. I hope 2015 is a great year for you! All the best with writing your ebooks and your other ventures! Best wishes, Roz

Sherry said...

Hi Roz! Thanks so much for the good wishes! I wish you and your family all the best in 2015, too! Sure do miss the Cowboy gatherings with all the great food, fellowship and music!

Martin Cools said...

How about a report from Prague this Christmas? I've found this from last year http://www.czechjournal.cz/annual-christmas-market-kicks-prague/ and it looks so stunning!

Sherry said...

Thanks for your comment, Martin! I'll see what I can do about a report from Prague for Christmas! The Christmas market in Old Town is one of the best!

Have a great day,