Subscribers will all have noticed that I’ve hardly been adding any site-profiles over the last year. I can only apologise for this. The reasons for this are simple: I’ve been working on upgrading the blog into a website — which at long last has become active. It’s exhausted me at times — not least because, from the outset I didn’t have the foggiest idea on how to create a website. Added to this was the huge job of having to do the new TNA Map, for which I had to tirelessly go through each and every OS grid-reference, ensure they were correct, and make sure they were in sync with the site-profiles. It was a real pain-in-the-arse to be honest. Having to do this for many months on end, just staring at the screen in front of me (and not getting out into the hills where I belong) almost entirely on my own, was absolutely draining. But at long last, it’s finally been switched on!
The website still has various issues that I need to sort out, so please forgive it looking a bit simplistic at the mo. I will amend things and add extras as time goes by – and will hopefully find a way of sending all subscribers links to the important new site-profiles when they are published, but this may take some time. I’m completely inept when it comes down to actually getting some of the web-design basics together, which I know other techies would find relatively simple. Along with this, I’ve no money at all to pay for the huge fees that companies and charities are able to dip into at their leisure when they create their websites. (hence the reason I’ve put a Donations button onto the new site – so please gimme all yer dosh!) So please forgive the initial shortcomings of the new site.
But anyhow – here it is at long last: the new Northern Antiquarian website.
Please spread news of it far and wide. Add links to it wherever you possibly can. And in the months ahead it will grow and grow, with more of the usual folklore and traditions attached to the places I explore. And if you have any queries, you can get me at the usual address: firstname.lastname@example.org