I’m sure that my regular visitors have noticed that the site has been running really really slow lately. That’s because we have exceeded our bandwidth and our storage resources. As a result, I had to upgrade the site to a larger (and more expensive) hosting plan. So…
Happy news! The deed is done, and we shouldn’t have any problems for a quite a while. On the down side, I am now looking for ways to pay for the upgrade that do not include annoying and invasive advertising. Right now, this website is ad free… I’d like to keep it that way!
So, if you love this site, and want to support it, you can! And it’s easy. Just visit my new RedBubble shop: Magick Mama, and even if you don’t buy anything, at least you can like or share the designs that you think are cool. The more visitors I have, the more likes I have, the easier it is for people to find my designs and if I can get a decent amount of sales, that would really help with the costs of this website.
Well, I had a bunch of days off for Thanksgiving weekend, and I spent them posting a ridiculous amount of stuff about eyes! Why eyes? Eye don’t know! But… there was so much of it, that I thought it deserved a shout out here. So… here ya go! Enjoy!
On Mandala Madness we have:
- The Eye As A Symbol
- Mandala Eyes – A Collection
- An Eye To Color
- About The Eye Of Horus
- An Eye Of Horus Art Collection
- An Eye Of Horus To Color
- About The Eye Of Providence
- Eye Of Providence Mandalas
- An Eye Of Providence To Color
- About The Third Eye
- Third Eye Mandalas
- Nothing Goes Unnoticed
- Something Fun
- Stress and Sight
- EyeScapes – An Amazing Collection
- This Eye Mandala Begs For Color
- Animal Eyes
- God’s Eye
On the Coloring Pages we have:
On Hey It’s Me we have:
So, the hard drive in my lap top went south, and I lost a whole bunch of stuff I had collected to use on the various sites here at shirleytwofeathers.com. It was pretty traumatizing! Here’s the litany of loss:
- My collection of over 100 hilarious memes that I hadn’t had time to share on Meme City yet … gone.
- More than 60 coloring pages saved for the Coloring Pages … gone.
- I had so many cool animated gifs… so many… now gone.
- I had a very extensive collection of tiny icons that I use to make the templates for the mini sites … gone.
- The templates for all the current mini sites …. gone.
- The back up for the current static web pages … gone.
- Seamless backgrounds for templates and web pages … I did manage to save some of them, but most of them are gone.
- Collected information on mantras and meditation practices … gone.
- All the pictures and information I had saved for next years projects on The Prosperity Project … gone.
- My downloaded music … gone…. all of it… gone.
And then there’s the confusion factor. I did have a bunch of stuff saved from 2 years ago. But it wasn’t organized at all. Instead it was mixed in with stuff from 5 years ago… and beyond. So, it’s not simple anymore to know what images I’ve used and which ones I haven’t used… which tweaks my OCD in a major way because God Forbid !! I use the same picture on the same mini site twice!!
What does this all mean for the website?
Well, it means that I will have to painstakingly recreate each mini site template in order to update the sites for 2018… which means I will have to go on long exhausting searches for icons and background images… the same goes for the static web pages…. which means it will be a while before I get up the nerve and the energy to update any of them…. which means that I won’t be fixing the glitchy news feed banners anytime soon.
On a positive note!
So there is a very tiny … very slender … silver lining to all this. And that is… hmmmm…. and that is… wait, I’m thinking… something will come to me… I’m sure… Oh! OK!
On a positive note, I still do have a bunch of stuff on all my blogger blogs that need to be moved. I can still post like crazy on all the little mini sites. I did have a great reservoir of information saved over the years. And I have a library of books… and a brain… and my google search engine works just fine.
Also, interestingly… my bulging folder of cat stuff came through intact! How fun is that! I guess you could say it wasn’t a CATastrophe. LOL.
Looks like I’ve gone a little batty! This week I have posted quite a lot of information about bats. Here’s a list of links to the various posts. Enjoy!
Check it out! We have a whole new page of cool new stuff. The Art Page is now open for business, and totally revamped. I love how it looks, and some fun new stuff to explore. Currently we have the following new art sites:
- Cool Beans
A nifty little site dedicated to all things art, art projects, and anything I find that is interestingly creative.
- Coloring Pages
These are the same coloring pages that are also featured on the Fun Page.
- Go With The Flow
A gallery of abstract art created by shirleytwofeathers.
A super cool collection of graphics, icons, banners, dividers, and seamless background textures.
I hope you find something fun and interesting!
Is any of your information collected here on this site? Well, inevitably, some of it is. Sigh… But it’s not much, and it’s only for a few simple reasons.
- Spam comments.
I have a plug in that effectively limits spam comments here on the site. If I didn’t have that little plug in, I’d be dealing with upwards of 1000’s of daily comments about viagra and cialis and god only knows what else. My plug in tracks ip addresses, and other small internet thingy’s (I’m not technically advanced at all), and blocks spammers. The current program is doing a great job, and I’m glad that it has collected those tiny tidbits of information, which is all done automatically.
- Share This.
If I want people to share what I post, it really helps to have a “share this” option. This is a third party plug in, and I’m reasonably sure that they collect and track information like… I don’t know what… but the plug in is a freebee, so I’m sure they make their money some how. If you don’t want them to know anything at all about you, I’d suggest you share your favorite posts by copying and pasting the actual url or link to the post.
- Visitor Stats.
So, I like to know what posts are getting the most views. It’s a nice ego boost, and knowing what my visitors are interested in helps me to decide what to research and post about. Also, it’s really nice to watch that visitor count go up every day. Gives me a reason to put in all the long hours that I put in here on the site, slaving away at my computer until late into the night. 🙂 I’m sure that the stat counter is some kind of data miner, how could it not be? But it’s pretty benign, I think, and you’d be hard pressed to find a website that doesn’t have one installed somewhere.
- About Cookies
- But Wait There’s More
We have three new mini sites up and running. How fun is that?
Over on the Fun Stuff pages, we have It’s A Cat Astrophe. Cats are what the internet was made for, don’t you know? So Come on over for lots of feline fun. It has memes, art, funny and cute pictures, stories, lore and lots of other cool stuff. Enjoy!
In the Healing Outside the Box section, we have Alternative Therapies. It’s an eclectic collection of different healing modalities and techniques. It might be worth checking out, who knows, you might find something interesting and useful!
It’s been a while since I posted here, so this is a small update. My winter depression took me by surprise this year, and got the better of me early on. Usually I’m better prepared. So, I’ve spent the last several weeks being depressed and playing the Sims. I realized it was time to put the game away when I was trying to think about my favorite tree… and the only trees I could visualize in my mind were trees from my game.
What I love about the Sims is that I can make my people do what they need to do in order to be happy. It would be so great if I could do the same for myself in my real life, but the part of me that makes me do things I don’t want to do appears to be broken. Sigh…
Anyway, I’m back posting again. So much more is still to come, and I’m looking forward to filling up all the pages with cool and interesting stuff which will hopefully be useful to those of you who visit my little piece of the world wide web.
No major problems, no big updates, just a short note to say that things are perking along pretty smoothly. As usual, the Magick and Mystery sites are getting a lot of traffic, and I work hard to continue to add new content there. The Healing Pages are not getting as much attention as I would like to give them, I have added some new content, and I have so much more that I haven’t had time to upload… sigh.
The Inspirational Pages are coming along. I did add a bunch of quotes to Way Cool Quotes, and The Prosperity Project is getting ready for another 30 days beginning on Nov 15. I did add some memes and some pictures to the Fun Pages, trying to stay caught up with Halloween.
I hope I get some thanksgiving pics and memes uploaded pretty soon. The rest of the pages are just waiting for me to have more hours in the day, more days in the week, and more energy and brain power… So. Enjoy the site. I hope you find something interesting and informative!