Tuesday, October 1, 2013

new OLD content

Okay.  So last year I promised to re-web more of the missing Renaissance-period pages from my original website... and yeah... that really hasn't happened.  And a lot of you have asked me about specific articles or costumes over this past year, and I'm really sorry that I haven't been able to help you out.  But please have sympathy on me - it is incredibly tedious and time-consuming work to re-web the old stuff, and I have so little time to work on my own projects as it is that it kills me to put aside fun new projects so that I can re-do work from a decade ago.  This is my hobby, my stress-relief, my fun, and re-webbing old content is decidedly NOT fun.

But, I also feel bad for being so selfish and lazy about my website, so I'm going to take another stab at it this fall.  First on my to-do list was was my late 15th c. Florentine Dress Diary and the 1475-1500 Florentine image gallery that went along with it.  Hopefully I can get a few more pages done before I get swamped with work again this fall.

Oh, and while I am confessing my sins and begging for forgiveness, I wanted to apologize for rarely replying to comments on my blog posts.  I HATE the fact that I can't directly reply to the people who ask questions.  I've tried several times to create threaded responses with Blogger, but I can't get anything to work.  I always feel incredibly awkward posting replies when I don't have time to answer right away - I never know if you are going to come back and see my answer days or weeks later, or if I'm just talking into the void... so I have a bad habit of just not posting anything at all.  You would probably be better off emailing me if you want a reply, but I confess that I'm pretty forgetful about replying to emails too.  *sigh*  I'm a bad, bad, blogger.  But feel free to email me more than once if I don't reply within a few days.  I promise I'm not ignoring anybody on purpose - I'm just forgetful and overwhelmed by my hectic "real-world" life most of the time.

I'll continue to post updates here when more of the old articled have been added, and you can find a complete list of my archived articles, tutorials, and image galleries by clicking the RESEARCH tab at the top of the page.

Thank-you for having so much patience with me!


M'lady said...

Well I usually tick notify box so I get a email when there is a reply...then I come and read it. ;)

Milin said...

I have been reading your posts since...um...let's see....2001 or 2002? No worries....I'm always happy to read anything you post...your work is beautiful!

Dianne said...

I've missed your old site (though there is always the wayback machine :-) ) but I really don't think you should feel guilty about it--it is a hobby, not a job, and it's not like we're paying for this content!

Cathy Raymond said...

I agree with Dianne. Your blog is your own, for you to do what you want with it. You've opted to make it a source of fun. That's great--and it's even greater than many of us get fun from reading it, too!

Somnifer said...

Oh my gosh! Please don't call yourself a bad blogger. You are a lovely blogger and very inspiring costumer. I'm always more interested in your new updates than things I've already seen (I think I found your site around... 2005-6). However, even the fact that you have the *intention* to re-post some things from the old site is admirable. I look forward to seeing more of the Florentine dress and whatever else you choose post, in whatever amount of time it takes you to do so.

Unknown said...

I have to say it was reading the diary on the old site that inspired me to have a go at a renaissance Florentine dress. Which didn't turn out too badly.

Anonymous said...

I have been following you for years and somehow I still missed this post last year. Instead of feeling bad about not having posted this earlier, you should feel great about giving everyone the possibility to read this dress diary now! I have to say that your posts are among the most helpful that I have encountered online throughout the years and I am just grateful to have the privilege to read them.

costumingdiary.com said...

Your old website is archived on the Wayback Machine @ archive.org. Anyone can see the old posts there. Sometimes the pictures are missing, but the main content is there for posterity. https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.festiveattyre.com/

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