This is the new View from Federal Twist

View from Federal Twist has moved from Blogger to WordPress. Please use this new url to reach this blog:

www.federaltwist.com

If you are a Follower of my Blogger site and want to continue to receive your posts from the WordPress site on your Google Reader, click http://feeds.feedburner.com/federaltwist/vQTA (or the Subscribe to Posts button in the right hand sidebar). This opens a new tab with the option to subscribe to my WordPress site and have it delivered to your usual Google Reader (or a variety of other RSS readers). To reach the old View from Federal Twist from this new WordPress blog, click on the Blogger Archive button to the right.

This new blog was created by Karen Wilde at www.wildleycreative.com. I highly recommend her for her creative work, knowledge, and user friendliness.

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25 thoughts on “This is the new View from Federal Twist

    1. Michael,
      Decisions, decisions. Do I keep my “brand” or make it easy to tell them apart. My consultant, Karen (recommended by Anne Wareham), agreed better to make them different. To me this one has a hint of something Japanese.

      1. 10 out of 10 for the new header. This one tells your garden story. New blog, new URL, definitely deserves a fresh header. Now I have 2 blogs running I appreciate being able to see immediately which blog I’m on (at yours and mine).

  1. Hi James,
    We too shifted to wordpress on our own site very early on and have been very happy. WordPress themes, plugins, and other software have been very rugged and very flexible for us. And it was very scary at first in the inevitable learning phase. As I am sure you already know, just keep updating all software when it alerts you, and import software add ons that are safety and security features (you don’t want your blog hacked) and you’ll be fine.
    You have a beautiful blog and we find your thoughtful journal a pleasure to the mind! Thank you so much for sharing with us!
    Best wishes to you and this new endeavor!
    -Shenandoah

    1. I’m finding it a little confusing. My Popular Posts sidebar widget, for example, does not display some thumbnail photos and we can’t find out why. My blog consultant is trying to find out what the problem is.

  2. PS as you move posts across from old to new they come up in a bunch in my Google Reader. If you could put “originally published May 2012” near the top – I would know I’ve read that, it isn’t actually a new post from January 2013 as the date says. I tend just to Delete as Read and hope I’m not missing a genuine new post …

    1. Faisal, you may be able to. I haven’t yet learned about the WordPress widgets, and there probably is one that does that. I’m still on the learning curve. I also need to transfer my links to other blogs, etc.

  3. Ah there you are….. (I’ve been away)

    James the header picture is just beautiful – simple as thatl. Let us know how you find w/press.

    I just stuck your new domain into ‘follow’ with no probs.

    Bonne Année

    1. Hi, Rob – WordPress seems more complex, at least at first, but I believe it’s more powerful and flexible too. I’ve been using Blogger for years, so the seeming complexity may simply be lack of familiarity. I’ll know in a couple of weeks. Welcome back to the beautiful Dordogne.

  4. Congratulations James! It looks beautiful. I have been on WordPress since my beginning and now that they have more template options, I’m considering doing an overhaul. Its a good way to clean house during these cabin fever months. One of the things I do is change my ‘header’ with the seasons or as the mood takes me. It allows for much more flexibility, I think. This way you don’t have to commit permanently to one image, which for you must have been agonizing!

    1. Ailsa, I’m still getting used to it. And I have a lot of work to do. Drudge work like moving over links to other blogs, etc. Because my old blog was considered “spammy” by some Internet database, I have to redo everything by hand to make sure the problem doesn’t propogate to the new blog. No automation.

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