So, there were no new posts on mirabilis.ca for rather a while.
I’ve been thinking that I’d like to return to blogging regularly, and have been debating between starting a new blog or reviving this one. First I set up a new blog, but didn’t make it public; it was locked down and I was the only one who could see its content. I posted stuff there for a while, as a test. Would I find things I wanted to blog? Would I get into a blogging habit again? Yes and yes, as it turns out.
While thinking about a new blog vs this one, I posted The current mystery of mirabilis.ca – partly to ask a question about some hacker’s attempt to break in here, and also to see if any of you were still around.
Well, bless you. Some of you patient people have kept mirabilis.ca on your RSS feed list all this time. Thank you to Dennis, Marja-Leena, Todd, Bananabob, Mal, and Nancy for commenting on that post.
So I’ve decided to revive this blog. I’ve imported the test blog posts I wrote in that other place, which is why there is content here with dates in May – yet posts you haven’t seen before. If you’re interested, take a look at the May 2015 archives, or just scroll down the main page of the blog until you get to something you’ve read before.
I’ve restored the contact form, and will probably tweak a few things here and there.
If you’re only interested in one kind of content (history and archaeology, say), remember that you can browse by category (see sidebar links) or subscribe to the RSS feed for whatever category of posts you like.
And so! On we go.
Glad to see you back. I’m trying to revive my own abandoned blogs, wondering if it’s worthwhile or not. These posts of yours are inspirational for me. Thank you.
Rebecca, please do revive your blogs. I’ve just had a look at Spice Ridge Journal and found quite a few interesting things over there. A glance at your tag cloud tells me that you and I are interested in many of the same things.
I’ve subscribed to the RSS feed for the Spice Ridge Journal, and will be watching for new content there. Pretty please?
I have to say that I’m delighted you’ve resurrected your blog. I’ve often wondered what happened as I used to read your postings religiously. My preferred method of reading content back then was with a Palm PDA, downloading content with a desktop machine to an SD card and reading it on the Palm. I remember your blog was one of my favourite to consume this way, which shows how long ago I was reading it!
Glad to have your blog back and really enjoying the most recent crop of articles. Incidentally, I’m no longer reading on a Palm device! Thanks again for restoring your blog.
Thank you so much, Henry! Comments cheer me, and I’m happy to hear that you like the blog and have fond memories of it. One of the reasons I came back to mirabilis.ca instead of starting a new blog is because I like the people who were part of the community here, and I liked reading what they had to say. I am delighted to find that some folks are still here.
I used to read things on a Palm PDA, too, grabbing content on my desktop machine each morning, then synching that to Palm for reading later on. My Palm pilot screen was 320×320 pixels, which seems small these days.