When I moved Storypiece from wordpress.com to wordpress.org a few months back, I realized that some additional housekeeping would be in order. I knew part of the move would include updating keywords for SEO, improving photo tags and tightening up some of the post formatting. For those that don’t blog, this essentially all comes down to reviewing my older content and making changes so that people can find me on the web and when they do, it doesn’t take a thousand years for the page to load.
All good things, but surprisingly tedious.
As I’ve begun this process, I’m also realizing that if you are new to this blog, you may not have seen some of these older posts. Some of which I’m still pretty excited about. Okay… many of the photos are painfully embarrassing, but the projects themselves are fun.
Like the custom chessboard I made for Tyson.
Last Spring we were given several unexpected items from Tyson’s step-mom, Patty.
One such treasure was a handmade chess set that Tyson’s Mom had made for his Dad when Tyson was a baby.
Tyson didn’t remember the set from his childhood and so I called his Mom to get the full story.
Through the process, I even learned that you can iron old crinkled newspaper. Who knew?!
Of course, we still don’t know how to play chess. But when we learn, we’ve got the perfect set.
So periodically I may bring back a few of these stories. I promise not to reblog every one, just to share the highlights. If you’ve read them before, feel free to skip over the review. And if there’s something that speaks to you, let me hear that too.
Any new tasks in your life that are giving you time to reflect? Have you taken a recent walk down memory lane? Do you know how to play chess and want to come teach our family?