On my last blog post, I hinted at some changes to the blog. They've been a long time coming, and they've definitely stretched us past our limited technological abilities, requiring phone calls and lots of online help, but we're about set up and ready to go! We've finally migrated from our current blog site (wonderpens.wordpress.com) to blog.wonderpens.ca. Wonder Pens Blog Life Behind a Stationery Shop One of the big pushes we've had in hiring some additional help in the shop is to be able to focus on larger projects like this one, which has been on the back burner for months and months. Look forward to more and more to come! The new blog is up and running, but I'm sure you'll see some small and large changes ahead over the next few weeks, both in how it looks and how it functions. Over the next week, we'll be re-directing links and moving things around. If you know us at all, you know we're not too technologically inclined here, so please bear with us as we work out glitches and wrinkles and broken links. Which will mostly look like me saying, "Jon, this isn't working right, can you take a look at it, and umm...fix it?" I do believe a lot of blog authors and site owners are similar to me and don't know how to edit and fix things within their website properly, which is why looking at the best website builder options available is probably the best bet for inexperienced site builders like myself. The good news is that I think mostly what we do on the blog, which is write and share pictures for you all to read and see, will still be basically the same - it's the smaller stuff, like the formatting and how everything looks that we'll be working on back here. However, the other big change that goes along with this change in the blog is the format of our newsletter. Up until now, we've typically sent out one e-mail newsletter at the beginning of each month, letting you know what we've been up to and what's new in the shop. If you aren't signed up for that e-mail, but you'd like to receive it, you can sign up at the bottom of wonderpens.ca, or let us know when you visit us in the shop next. This monthly newsletter usually covers new products, anything exciting that's been on the blog, and what we're expecting soon to arrive in the shop. It's a good way to stay in touch with the big stuff, without getting stuck with all my rambling on the small stuff or the behind the scenes stuff. We're still keeping our monthly shop newsletter for those that want updates on the shop, but for the blog, we're doing something a bit different. On our previous wordpress site, you had the option of signing up to have each blog post delivered to your inbox. Now, instead of getting multiple e-mails a week with each new blog post, I'm going to be writing a weekly, informal newsletter, recapping blog posts from the week, doing a bit of a ramble on what's all going on in the shop, and sharing a bit of Wonder Pens at home. If you follow the blog relatively closely, you won't be missing too much by not signing up for the weekly newsletter, but it's going to be some good stuff in there! Ramblings! Corny jokes! The inside scoop on my new ink sample making record! And really, just a recap of the week, once a week. So if you're interested in the Wonder Pens at Home weekly newsletter, which will really mostly be me telling you how the week went here, you can sign up at the new blog site on the right. Of course you can unsubscribe at any time (to either newsletter). That's it for now! Hope you are all having a great start to the week - and stay tuned! (To the new blog...)

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