For me, the most exciting part of this post will be the comments you leave for me! I can hardly wait to know how you like the new look, what you like, and even what you don’t like (if there is anything you don’t like).
The Home Page is Key
You’ll notice changes on this post page, BUT the greatest change to the site is the Home page. That’s where this new theme makes it easy for you to uncover the gold nuggets you might be looking for in over 700 posts.
As I mentioned in my personal email to you yesterday, I had to learn this hit and miss / trial and error after the person who was suppose to help me had a crisis in their life and was not able to work.
I still don’t know how to do a lot that needs doing behind the scenes to make it even better. Nonetheless, I was able to do enough to get it online (after 5 weeks) so you can start benefiting from the changes.
The First Time Loading May Take a Few Seconds
It did for me. Once your computer has it in the cache, it should come right up the next time you need it.
Examples of What Still Needs to Be Done
I have information about the 3 keys toward the bottom of the Home page. I’m trying to figure out a way to make that much more clear and helpful for those new to the process. It might take a while. Suggestions are welcomed.
In addition, I have more categories that need to be added to the “More Organic Gardening Topics” module. I’ll be working on that over the next week or so.
An Important Addition
You’ll notice a donation button in the sidebar. And since that does not show on a mobile phone, I’ve added one at the bottom of the home page as well.
As you know from a prior post, this new theme was a change that had to be made to keep my site running properly. It was either make the change or take the site down. I wanted to make the most of the circumstances and do it right. After a year of looking for a theme, this one was introduced to me at the last minute.
When I found out all the various costs that were involved, my heart sank. And as with many things in life, all the costs were only revealed as time passed. Even today, more costs came to light.
From what readers tell me, TMG is a valuable resource for many and I think I’m not the only one who would be disappointed if it “disappeared”.
And as always, I help anyone who asks me for help at no charge.
Thus, my decision to put up a request to “Help Keep TMG Online and Free”.
I understand that many will not be able to help. And please don’t feel badly if you can’t. But if you are able and have benefited from this web site and/or my one-on-one help, your support would be appreciated greatly.
I value each of you more than you can know. So many have been following TMG for years and have become dear and close friends.
When Bill was alive he also enjoyed hearing from each of you and called many of you by name. Even the day before he died, he asked me, “Have you heard anything from Jack about Ellie?”
This new theme is a big step for TMG and one that I think many will benefit from. Hopefully you will be as excited as I am. Please let me know. I will be anxiously awaiting your comments. (Please come back and leave them at the end of this post after you check out the Home page.)
Thank you for being part of my TMG family.
My best and warmest wishes to you and yours,