Saturday, June 19, 2021

Coming Attractions

I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago that changes are coming to my cyberworld. When I wrote that post, I admitted that I had resisted these changes, but was coming to accept and even to embrace them. Since then I have moved ahead with the help of some wonderful people who have held my hand and guided me into the realm of technology beyond my very small comfort zone. 

One of the primary motivations to move ahead is Blogger's plan to discontinue the email subscription service through Feedburner. For those of you who receive the blog posts via email (thank you), this means that I am moving the email subscription list to a different company. The intention is for this to be a seamless transition so that y’all will not even notice.

If you have ever done any home remodeling, you know that once you start updating the kitchen, the bathroom is not far behind. And then you might as well redecorate the bedrooms and add a family room in the basement, and on it goes.

Similarly, once I started down the path of transferring the email subscription list, one thing led to another. So now a Galen Pearl website is in the works, and the blog will move to the website. This means that for those of you who come directly to this blog to see new posts (rather than via email), you will be welcomed to the new website to see the posts there. And for those of you using Facebook, the post links will take you to the new site and there will be other social media options as well. 
What began as an unwelcome intrusion into my familiar blog routine has become something that I am now excited about and eagerly moving towards. Amazing what happens when we release our struggle against what is, and move in harmony and alignment with the natural flow of energy in the world. And, as I’m also learning, in the cyberworld.

I will share more specific information soon when the new website is ready to go. In the meantime, please forgive the interruption in my usual rhythm of more typical blog posts. 

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. ~Alan Watts


  1. This is an exciting new adventure, Galen, and I applaud your courage in tackling something of this scope. It is great that you have found good people to help.

    Like you, I was spurred to action because of the Feedburner change, figuring it was just the first of many upheavals to come. I stopped blogging, but am following your progress with great interest. Who knows what the future holds.

    I am sure your new website will be a tremendous visual and creative success. The very best of luck.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Bob. You have lots more technical skills than I do, so you would be fine, but I absolutely need lots of help. And yes, I did find some good people. Your blog was such a huge success, and I know lots of folks will miss it, but I also understand that you are ready to move on. Yes, let's see what the future holds -- for both of us!! Thanks for commenting.

  2. Yes, I've attempted the move, too, Galen, but feel like everything will require some tweaking down the road. Change is not easy, ever, but it is a constant.

  3. Well that sounds like an new adventure in blogging. I have thought about that myself. I can't decide what to do with my blog. My main problem is time. I'd think at 75 years old, one would have a lot of time, but not so for me. Anyway, I will look forward to what you come up with.
    Blessings and hugs in your change over!

    1. Yes, those of us on Blogger are having to make some decisions about what direction to go in. And yes, time. I thought when I retired that I would have time to do all the things on my "want to do" list. Nope. Still only 24 hours in the day. Thanks for commenting, LeAnn.


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