The idea started as an adult; however, it was many years ago. Growing up, I loved watching Little House on the Prairie and, as an adult, I enjoyed it even more. If not for a dog with a healthy appetite, I’d still have my (was) growing collection of the videos themselves.
In Season 5, Episode 8 of Little House on the Prairie, a printing press came to town. As always, Harriet Olsen was right in the middle and making a mess of everything. You can click the link above to read about the episode. Basically, it was a colossal mess and quickly fell by the wayside as a “bad idea” for the town of Walnut Grove to have a newspaper.
The idea for the name of a newspaper stuck with me, though, and I’ve had this domain name (www.penandplow.com) for many years. It has sat, with that logo above and nothing else, for nearly as long as I’ve owned it and paid for it. Imagine, a minimum of 10 years, paying $34 a year for a domain name I did not use.
When I started up the IAmNaia blog nearly two years ago, I didn’t even give this domain name a thought. I had a goal in mind when I started up IAmNaia and it didn’t include The Pen & Plow. Recently, my blog and its intent has changed and, with that, a new look and idea was surfacing. I played around with the title, “This is Me,” but it didn’t quite fit. Of course it was about me – it was my blog!
A few days ago, I decided to move my blog off WordPress – not because I was unhappy with them – but because I knew there was something more in mind for me and what I wanted to write and be a part of in my online presence.
Today, I started moving everything from the iamnaia WordPress blog (and the pictures are taking forever!) over to The Pen & Plow and am working on creating a digital newspaper out of the entire idea. Where will it go from here? I’ve a few ideas; however, I can’t rightly say. I’m working on it and figuring it out as I go.
Please stick with me during this transition and enjoy what I’m working on creating. I can tell you that the pictures from the original blog will be messed up until I can go through each and every one of the 400-some posts and fix the pictures. I hope y’all can deal with that for a bit.