If you are one of the 10 people who read my former blog (Hi Mom! :) ) you may have noticed this peculiar bluehost.com image where articles about homebrewing used to exist. I noticed that too. Im not going to write a long story about this, but the short version is that I reprioritized how I spend money last fall and certain things had to drop off of my radar - this blog was one of them.
When this site came up for renewal i decided to skip paying the hundreds of dollars a year for a website and just decided to pay for the domain so I wouldn't lose the website. My understanding was that this would include the backups of all of the data from the past two years of blogging. Fast forward to last month when I noticed that the site was gone. I called bluehost who informed me that all of my data was gone with it.
My mistake. I was probably a bit harsh on the person on the phone when the reality was that this was my mistake and I needed to own it. I transferred over my domain to a new host and have slowly been working my way back to writing about homebrewing again.
One of the reasons I started this blog was to keep track of the decisions I make during brew days. As a homebrewer its not uncommon to go months in between batches of beer. Added on top of that is that we brew an IPA once or twice a year and with that level of infrequency i tend to forget details. This blog fixed a lot of that because I try to write WHY i do certain things here as a thought process rather than as a story to tell you. My hope is that I can create something that is fun for you to read about and also something that is educational for the reader and the writer ;). On the happier front, my sister subscribed to the old blog and her RSS feed still had all of my old write ups. Ill be adding those to this version of the site and tweaking the look continually over the next little bit. Im using squarespace now instead of wordpress so there is a bit of a learning curve.