I delete news when it’s no longer relevant, so if something is missing that was here before, that’s why.
Internet Explorer users! If you are trying to browse the blog and notice you can’t figure out how to get to the previous/next post, I’m working on it. The site works correctly in Firefox, so until it’s fixed I can only suggest using it until I can figure out what’s wrong. Sorry for the trouble.
If you have problems logging in and using the lost password option isn’t working, contact me. Or if you experience anything weird on the site. Since I use mostly the backend, I may not notice when things start happening on the front end. Most of the time I don’t know if something is happening until someone tells me.
I’m once again changing the days I post houses on. It use to be Tuesday-Thursday with Sunday and Monday being the days I conduct my house searches on. I’ve stopped doing Sunday blog work and now Monday and Tuesday are my search days and Wednesday-Friday are days that will be post days. I’m not going to guarantee there will be a post every day in between that time frame, but those are the days you’ll most likely find new posts.
I don’t wish to clutter up your inbox or RSS with updates that you may not care about. For those that do care, you know to look here for news. One thing is that I’m no longer going to accept house submissions except from those that have submitted before and the house was posted. I hate to do this but it’s becoming apparent that giving examples and saying what is accepted doesn’t work.
To be clear, the only submissions I will continue to accept (although may not always post or get to in time to post) are from those that have submitted a house before and I’ve posted it. If you’ve seen your name in a post saying “thank you…”, you know who you are and feel free to continue sending in homes.
I’ve been posting more and more homes that are either major fixer-uppers (because I always want to see those saved), almost untouched and practically a time capsule or just really make you sit down and stare a while because they are museum quality updates or something about it makes you gasp in it’s awesomeness. I’m going to be honest, I’ve become a bit bored with the average old house. After nearly 4 years of doing this, based on the average number of houses I go through each week, over 2 million if you count the ones I have to browse through to find something I’ll click to view more pics, you can say I’ve seen a lot of houses. As much as I love them, after that many they all start to look alike. While someone may think one house is beyond awesome, for me I look at it and it looks the same as the other 100 or so houses I’ve seen before. That isn’t to say I’m going to move on from doing this, I’m just saying that it takes more than an average house to curl my toes, hence be included in the blog. And probably has something to do with the slow down you’ve seen the past few months, in addition to other reasons that I will not discuss.
Speaking of which, sometimes I have to remind people that despite the way the site has been set up, being able to search by states, prices, styles, the layout looking like a real estate website, this is still a blog. I’m still just one girl that posts these houses, that finds the majority of them and that goes through old posts and updates the status or prices. There is someone behind this blog, nothing is automated when it comes to finding and posting houses. Although I try to stick to the post schedule I’ve set for myself, sometimes my time has to be spent elsewhere or some days deal with some physically stuff that gets in my way of doing this. So if I don’t post as many houses one day or don’t post anything the next, I just ask for your understanding and patience.
After all that, I hope it didn’t sound like one big complaint, that wasn’t my intention. I would like to thank those who’ve continued supporting this site, either in way of just being a reader, commenting or other means. Seriously, I would have never restarted the blog or have kept on with it this long without you. I appreciate and thank you all!
Facebook followers, up to 80% of you are not seeing the updates in your newsfeed. They have made changes on the way that pages work, just liking a page no longer guarantees you will see all updates. There is nothing I can do but suggest you follow via newsletter, Twitter or RSS feed. Unfortunately, unless you visit the page or this website, the majority of you will not even know you are missing out.
UPDATE: If you want to follow with FB, there is now an option on the OHD Facebook page to get notified when I post. On the OHD Facebook page, hover your mouse over “Liked” and make sure that “Get Notifications” is check marked. Each time I post, you’ll get a little pop-up or message saying a status was updated/posted. It might drive you a little nuts on heavy post days, but if you don’t want to miss a post, it’s there if you want it.
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