Hello, all. After almost nine years of blogging on Blogger.com, I have decided to launch a new version of The Overeducated Housewife. To be honest, I’d been thinking about doing this for some time. Although Blogger is very easy to use and costs me nothing, when it comes to privacy and security, it leaves something to be desired. I have used WordPress before and I think it’s a bit more upscale and offers more tools.
I’ll probably continue to use the old sites for my travel and music blogs, at least for the time being. The music blog rarely gets updated anyway, so I may just discontinue that blog at some point. I was going to start a creative blog, but that project is on hold for now. It’s simply time for a fresh start.
I probably should have changed the name of this blog, but I can’t think of anything clever off the top of my head. And, as obnoxious as it is, The Overeducated Housewife is kind of my online identity. I can’t hide from it.
I can’t promise my posts will be any less contentious, controversial, or cranky on this site, but since my husband and one of his daughters have reconnected, I think it’s best to discontinue my original blog and start fresh. There’s a lot of pain on my old blog that I’d like to ditch. Besides, I was getting tired of looking at the Cliffs of Moher all the time.
I’m still getting used to this new format, so it may be awhile before this blog is very exciting. I’m also giving some thought to starting a private Facebook group for The Overeducated Housewife, rather than running an open page. My existing page doesn’t get much traffic, but it’s also not secure or private, and that is becoming more important to me lately. If you have any interest in joining a private group for this blog, feel free to comment. If I have enough people, I’ll start one.
Not long ago, we moved into a new home. It’s time my blog got a new home, too. Welcome to it.