the laid.back Buddhist has MOVED...back!

Monday, January 14

And you are?

I do believe it’s been a month. Miss me?

Well, I definitely missed blogging.

Chidings for unceremoniously giving the blog the cold shoulder wouldn’t be undeserved, but as even my closest friends know, I disappear over break, rarely seeing even them. It’s the time I set aside for self-recovery and spending the days with my family (with only a handful exceptions over the past couple of years). It’s always a relief for me to cut off the cell, the relentless email, and my time-consuming laptop…it’s almost as if disconnecting ironically allows me to re-connect myself.

Oh, but it’s certainly good to be back, as hectic as Life will soon undoubtedly become again.

There was a delay because I wanted to make sure my new self-hosted (using Siteground thanks to Cooper’s recommendation) Wordpress site was presentable first. Yes, you read that correctly. The laid.back Buddhist received a fully upgraded make-over. With a new color scheme, layout, and pages—I even switched up the quotes!

Now, it was supposed to be super secret until this post, but some of you have already discovered its existence. There are even people who subscribed to the new feed before I even got a chance to, which certainly worked on inspiring me to get a move on it! But just a heads up, there’s still some tweaks left (i.e. finish adding links, adding some plugins, etc).

Anyhow, I’m keeping this Blogger site up to prevent broken links (aka I refuse to lose my 200+ Technorati rating, ha). Plus, since it’s the New Year, I thought it rather fitting to have a completely new site, too.

Ahem. Of course, I realize that it’s been 2 weeks since Jan. 1st.

But! Luckily, the inherent procrastinator is also a laid-back Buddhist who celebrates the Chinese New Year.

Without further digression:

Welcome to the laid.back Buddhist 2008!

Come on over. =)

22 Musing(s):

MarketingDeviant said...

Welcome Back Joanne! Hope you had a nice vacation. Can't wait for your new site =D.

Joanne said...

David, it's already up!

MarketingDeviant said...

Nice website =D!.

The Casual Perfectionist said...

Love the new site! I left a comment over there, too. :) Welcome back! I missed you!

Mr. Grudge said...

Hi Joanne,
Welcome back to the blogging world and Happy New year1 The layout looks great. -Mike.

Katelin said...

Welcome back! And I love the new site, subscribing now :)

Susie said...

Welcome back! And happy 2008 :)

Rachel said...

Nice to have you back! Love the quotes that change on the sidebar at the new site... awesome job!

keeyit said...

welcome back, joanne..

meleah rebeccah said...


welcome BACK....Ive missed you!!

Im off to check out your new diggs!

Stealth said...

Yay, yay, YAY! I had missed you to the point of posting about it:

Glad ur back!

cooper said...

Time away is good.

School has commenced for me so things are a little slower all around blogging wise.

Glad you are back.

Anonymous said...

I just added my site to the Blogger's Choice Awards..Perhaps you will vote for my blog - - Have a fabulous weekend!! -himalman :)

Toadee said...

It's good to take time out but it's even better for us when you come back :)

Judd Corizan said...

Hi Joanne-

Congratulations! Your post from June 28, 2007 titled “A Door is Still a Door is Still a Door” has been selected as our Post of the Day on “The Rising Blogger”. It is a site that awards posts, not blogs. We will email your winning badge to post in your sidebar and all our info, if you contact us with your email address. To encourage your readers to comment on your award, it helps if you make the first comment on our post about your blog, yourself. We ask winners to nominate a post favorite of a fellow blogger. Call it “paying it forward”. Neither is a requirement. You have won this award because we truly feel you deserve it. To reach “The Rising Blogger” site:

Have a great week!
Judd Corizan
The Rising Blogger

One Mystical Monkey said...

Welcome back to the blogging world. It seems we have both needed a bit of a break. But the Path forever lies ahead... even when we take the scenic route for a while!

Good to see you back.

- OMM.

Tor Hershman said...

No past lives, no future lives, just guaranteed oblivion
who could ask for less?

Stay on groovin' safari,

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Dot said...

ah welcome back anyways :D missed u terribly! :D

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