Testing, Testing… is anyone out there?

Well, I think we have finally gotten through the tough, frustrating, and stressful portion of changing the website.  The problem was with the hosting company I was using.  Although they were really nice, helpful, and courteous, they just weren’t able to make my site run smoothly.  They kept shutting down my website, I had posts that were lost, and I have had SEVERAL readers not be able to view updated posts, some since January 27th.  After trying everything, I finally decided to move to a different hosting company that is able to handle my site (fingers crossed).

I couldn’t have gotten through this difficult and stressful time without the help and support of the most amazing web designer out there – Lindsay from Purr Design.  This woman went above and beyond for me and I truly can’t even imagine where I would be right now if it weren’t for her knowledge, help, and fantastic customer service.  If you are ever in need for a web designer, look no further, because Lindsay, in my opinion, is the BEST!

I have a favor to ask of you.  If you were having difficulty seeing my new posts, or could only view new  recipes when you hit refresh, please comment and let me know if this testing post came right up for you.  It would really help us out to know if things are back to normal.

Once again – thank you so much for your continued support and patience through this difficult transition.   If all goes well tonight & tomorrow, I will be back to posting on Friday.

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66 Responses to “Testing, Testing… is anyone out there?”

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    Charine — February 16, 2012 @ 3:07 am

    There is just so much sharing! I am totally inspired.

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    Krista — February 16, 2012 @ 3:19 am

    Yes! I was not able to view anything past January 26th, and this came right up. Thank goodness, I missed your wonderful posts! :)

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    Coleen — February 16, 2012 @ 3:29 am

    Got my fingers crossed for you. Miss your daily posts!

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    Tracy — February 16, 2012 @ 3:44 am

    I still had to hit refresh for this to show.

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    • judy replied: — February 16th, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

      me too

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    Brenda — February 16, 2012 @ 4:10 am

    I had to hit refresh to see the newest entry. Good Luck.

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    Brenda — February 16, 2012 @ 4:11 am

    And if you’re in Oregon, the time is only 8:11 pm. In case you wanted to know.

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    Sarah — February 16, 2012 @ 4:16 am

    I hadn’t seen posts since Feb 6th, but everything came up right away today :-)

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    Robin — February 16, 2012 @ 4:25 am

    Looking good! Two thumbs up.

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    Sandra hale — February 16, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    I love your blog and check it regularly. I’ve used several of your recipes . . . they’re great! I was able to view this post with no problem . . . popped right up.

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    Kim — February 16, 2012 @ 4:37 am

    Still had to hit refresh.

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    Amy — February 16, 2012 @ 4:45 am

    The new site looks great :)

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    jackie @ marin mama cooks — February 16, 2012 @ 5:23 am

    Hi Pam! I just wanted to let you know that I have been receiving all of your updated posts on my blogger dashboard. I have not noticed any glitches on my end.

    If you don’t mind me asking,, what hosting company were you using and what are you using now? Was is wordpress? I am only asking because I may switch down the road and don’t want to make that switch if the hosting company is no good.

    Fingers crossed that this one works out for you!

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    PixelHazard — February 16, 2012 @ 5:35 am

    So far so good, great layout~

    Bright Green Laces

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    susiet. — February 16, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    Love the new site! Congratulations. It’s beautiful!

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    Kris — February 16, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    Hope it works!!!

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    Matt Glastonbury — February 16, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    Got your new site, the latest post and love the design. Well done Lindsay from Purr Design. Where’s the Google+ Like it and share it button? I can see Pinterest there. All the best and I’ll see you in my RSS reader

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    KJ — February 16, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    missed you, glas you are back! Design is great!

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    Kim in MD — February 16, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    I haven’t had a problem viewing your posts, so all was and is still good for me. My fingers are crossed that your kinks have been worked out, Pam!

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    bellini — February 16, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    It appears to be working great. Love the new concept.

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    Blond Duck — February 16, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    Looks good to me!

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    Donna — February 16, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    This new post came up right away. Congratulations!

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    Mary — February 16, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    Hi Pam, there’s nothing more frustrating than tech problems (I know that’s putting it lightly!) This post came up beautifully – no probs at all. good luck with everything else – the blog looks lovely!
    Mary x

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    Diloy — February 16, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    I had to hit refresh to see this post

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    Manda — February 16, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    Came through on my Google reader just fine! The actual site looks fantastic!

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    Iman — February 16, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    still had to refresh

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    Cooking Lady — February 16, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    Everything worked fine for me. New site looks great.

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    Nikki — February 16, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    I haven’t had problems viewing your posts until today. I had to hit the refresh button to see the latest post.

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    Lisa — February 16, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    Got this one :) Hope it works outbetter for you.

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    Laura M — February 16, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

    Looks fine to me

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    Mary — February 16, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    Looks good to me. I’ll check back tomorrow and see if I need to hit refresh for an update again. Good luck with it, Pam!

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    gloria — February 16, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    here Im too, waiting for you dear!!!

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    Lidiane Sands — February 16, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    Hi Pam,
    I love your recipes! I had try some with my family and everyone loved them.
    I never had a problem seen your posts, the new website is beautiful !
    Congrats :)

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    Carol @There's Always Thyme to Cook — February 16, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    I’ve been able to see your posts the entire time. All your posts came up on dashboard following as well. I use the most current version of firefox if that’s of any help to you. Good luck!

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    Cheryl — February 16, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    Came right up for me Sista, Hurray!

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    Sharyl in Oregon — February 16, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    All working fine – I recently discovered your blog on a recipe Google search and have tried several – wonderful stuff! I didn’t have any problems before but this is sure slick! Thanks for spending the time and I look forward to more great recipes and hints!

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    shelby — February 16, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    site looks great. missed your posts (even if for a few days) & i’m so glad you’re back!

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    Melissa — February 16, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    I had to hit refresh to see this post

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    Marjie — February 16, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    I’ve not had a problem viewing your posts, and I hope you have your problem solved. I understand your terrific frustration!

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    Lea — February 16, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    Yep, fixed!

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    Cat Hearn — February 16, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    Your website has been working fine for me and my roommate, Katie Skoglund, all year. We look forward to many dinner parties to come where we, and all of our friends, can celebrate with your recipes! We love your blog :)

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    judy — February 16, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    had to press refresh

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    Ali — February 16, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    Still had to hit the refresh button for this one :(

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    Brother Rick — February 16, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    Hi Pam, I clicked your link in my favorites and this post popped right up, no refresh. So far so good!

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    Jenn's Food Journey — February 16, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    My fingers AND toes are crossed for you that it works!!! And, I haven’t had any problems seeing you posts or any old ones… I’ve been a luck one :)

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    Terri P. — February 16, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

    Came right up and worked fine for me! Love you new format. Hopefully, it is smooth sailing from now on.

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    Stylin_U — February 16, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    The testing screen popped right up for me. Bonne Chance!

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    Diane — February 16, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

    No problem with this. It popped right up for me. Looking forward to more recipes.

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    Jenni — February 16, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    Looks good from my end!

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    mia xara — February 16, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    Everything seems fine, Pam! Looking forward to your new posts! XO

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    Susan — February 17, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    Still needing to refresh in order to see new posts.

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    Darcie — February 17, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    I was definitely having issues viewing new posts before, but this came up just fine. Can’t wait until everything is back running like normal. Good luck!

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    LisaB — February 17, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    I wasn’t able to access your site since January, either. Then the Feb 8th post kept coming up. I refreshed today and got the latest entry. Good luck!

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    sue — February 17, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    Didn’t know to hit the refresh button … just SO HAPPY you are back !!!

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    Joanne — February 17, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    It all looks good to me! I’m SO happy you’re back!

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    Leslie — February 18, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    Still having to hit refresh to see current entries – I have Internet Explorer 9. I have another computer with an earlier version of Internet Explorer (8) and do not have to hit refresh to see the latest entry. Must be that pesky version 9 causing the chaos. (A computer guru suggested I download Firefox to solve the issue.)

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    Amber Sanguinetti — February 18, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    I have been unable to view your new posts since Feb. 10th. I did not know about hitting the refresh button and as I just tried it your newest recipe is up! This has been a re-occurring thing since your switch over to your new and beautiful website that is much easier to navigate through. I will now hit the refresh button- problem solved.
    Thank you for your great recipes. I have made several of them and they are wonderful.
    Amber

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    Sophie — February 19, 2012 @ 4:47 am

    Your blog looks great & I didn’t had any problem at all! I am using Netnewswire!

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    Chris — February 19, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    Posso osservare la pagina ma perché sono tutto il testo in italiano?
    (Hint: http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_txt Italian to English)

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    Carol — February 21, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    All is well here with the site – and its looks fabulous!

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    Mandy — February 22, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    I still can’t access the new website — every time I try to navigate to your website, it takes me to the recipe you posted on Jan 27th :( I only got to this page via a link from another website.

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    Stephanie — February 22, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    Of course we’re here…waiting for some interesting receipts!!!

    xxx

    stephaniehadrath.blogspot.com
    shbyhadrath.blogspot.com

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    Alx — February 22, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    I can still only see a post from Jan. 23. I found this link on your twitter.

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    Louise Barnhill — February 23, 2012 @ 5:44 am

    Help! I still miss your website that I view daily – but I getredirected and not updated. Can I be doing something wrong?

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    Angela — February 23, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    I haven’t been able to view any posts since late january. I found this post by clicking on your “recipe index.” Hope it gets fixed soon!

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