Finding Ways at WordPress

I have a new site because of the little note below. I thought about taking up boxing on roller skates because that just seemed much more doable than rebuilding the blog.

When we retire all QuickBlogcast® accounts on June 25, 2014, you will no longer have access to  your account, including its content, and your blog will no longer be available on the Internet.

Darling Nik Doran figured out a way to save all 192 posts, including the images. The work to rebuild 84 of the 192 posts that you see here had been daunting and desperate. Text-heavy posts were essentially just copy-paste-reformat. However, most of my lesson posts included images that were part of the story telling, and these just took a lot more time to reconstruct. The remaining 108 posts shall remain dormant as I doubt anyone will miss them.

With the exception of 2 posts, I kept all the post titles exactly the same as before, and with a much more receptive search button in WordPress, you should be able to find that post you are looking for or may have linked to.

I’m most appreciative of any and all comments you’d left for me in the old space. They too are saved.

The posts for 180 Days of Math at Mesa and MathTalks are also salvaged, but they’ll have to stay offline for now, or forever.

Thankfully Visual Patterns remains intact.

I hope you’re finding lots of ways to relax and replenish this summer. I have have few commitments to keep me out of trouble, but I’m much more rested and finding excuses to try a new IPA every now and then.

 

[Updated 07/16/2014]

Karlene Steelman helped me get 180 Days back up, and I finished restoring MathTalks.

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5 Comments

  1. Kara
    Posted July 10, 2014 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    I wondered what happened! Thanks for the post explaining. And thanks for going to such lengths to save your treasure trove of information. I am now working with a lot of math teachers in my current role as a math/science consultant and one of the first sites I send them to is yours. I learn something new every time I visit. I hope you are able to bring back Math Talks – I thought it was a great resource. If I can be of any help, please let me know. I’m married to Mr. IT – hosting/building websites is just one of many things he does.

  2. Eric Scholz
    Posted July 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I am soooo happy that you got your blog back online. I did a quick search of some of my favorite posts and am thrilled to see them. Also on a random search on lessons I found some Geometry gems I will use next year. Thank you for all of your hard work and sharing it. It makes all of us better.

  3. Karlene Steelman
    Posted July 11, 2014 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    Thank you for all the work you do. Your websites are wonderful! I would be happy to contribute to get 180 days of math at mesa back up. It is my favorite resource and I used it all the time. I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be for you to have put in all the time and effort and for this to happen.

  4. Posted August 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Fawn, I just realized that when you switched over your blog, I stopped receiving your posts by email (forgive me for not noticing this for over a month). You might want to post a notice about this.

    • Fawn
      Posted August 16, 2014 at 11:08 am | Permalink

      Nah. I’m trying to keep this blog a secret, Wendy! :) What’s strange is I imported the email subscribers from my blog over and they all transferred over — at least that’s what it looks like. I’m terrible at self promotion, excellent at self deprecation though :( Thank you for letting me know.

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