Hello dear friends and family of The Artist Formerly Known as Sara.
I wanted to let you know of some important changes that are going on over the next couple of months. You are all aware that since Sara passed I appropriated, without prior permission, her blog as a place to connect with you all and share what grief I needed to, and I thank you all for the opportunity. Still, the blog is overall her opus, and it should be preserved as such. In addition I am paying Typepad fees I'd rather not be paying them for.
I considered exporting the web site, and importing into a locally hosted WordPress blog, but it is notoriously difficult to export pages from TypePad in a way that preserves the functions and features of a blog. The more I thought about it the more I realized that I don't need to preserve her work as a blog, but that preserving her work as static pages would work just as well, but it would be much cheaper and easier.
So, I have begun to do just this. I have made complete complete copies of her blog and website already. Over the next two months I will send her sister copies of all Sara's digital work, rehosting the blog pages somewhere else, possibly through her website and shut this blog down. You will still be able to find her words, pictures and recipes but all interactive items (i.e. comments) will no longer work.
I am open to suggestions and ideas, so if you have any, please let me know. After I send her sister CD ROM copies to be the off site backups I will continue to move forward.
So, if you have any ideas, May is the month to share them!