Welcome to Rockydale Universe 2.0!
When I first approached the idea of creating a new iteration of Rockydale Universe sometime last year, imagine my surprise to discover that everything in the blogging universe had changed! Even the formatting for the old posts was now called “Classic,” which in blog-speak means “way, way over the hill.” Well, I’d obviously had more than my share of that, so I decided to update, and no messing, and after months of going at it, I finally found my “recipe for success,” a blog theme that would restore the dear old cul-de-sac to fighting fit. And yes, you guessed it, I choose a food blog. It had a visual recipe archive that made me drool, layout options that worked to give that visual punch, and–bonus!–it came with a cadre of developers whose notes and tutorials were so utterly Rockydalean–I fell in love! The new theme allowed me to organize the Rockydale Universe archive of posts like the well-loved recipes-for-living that they surely must be. I also restored many of the ancient old favorites (with comments!) from that pre-Rockydalean otherblog that turned out not to be gone forever (thank you, WordPress!). And now you are here at last, at the threshold of the once and future Rockydale Universe and 2.0. is ready to roll. Welcome! Welcome! Let’s do something wild and crazy!