Seeking Advice for Blog Hosting & Moving!

Dear Readers,

Preservation in Pink is getting older and ready to leave the nest of to a self hosted However, it’s a big, scary move when its been on for almost seven years. I turn to all of you who speak the language of blogs, hosting, website, etc. Can you recommend a host? A method for moving your entire blog? Any cautionary tales or other advice? What to expect? I’ve researched this process, and while it seems easy enough my biggest fear remains: moving the blog and losing everything!

Your help and suggestions are much appreciated!

Cheers, Kaitlin

PiP  is soon to be under construction. Watch for falling concrete!

PiP is soon to be under construction. Watch for falling concrete!


Long Island Oddities

While modern day Long Island is what I often refer to as “ultimate suburbia”, it wasn’t always this way. In fact, Long Island actually has some pretty nice places and some cool roadside architecture (such as the Big Duck).  After all, Long Island is home to the Gold Coast of the Great Gatsby days, the days of grand movie theaters, drive-in theaters, roller rinks, early suburban development, and much more.  Historical events date before the Revolutionary War. Industry ranges from the whaling days to farming to factories and more. There is no end to interesting Long Island history. Thus, we have historically significant buildings, abandoned buildings, former estates, cemeteries, and tear-downs just like everywhere else; the rate at these survive or disappear is an entirely different story.

Still, for some good Long Island entertainment, check out the diligently maintained website, Long Island Oddities.  The most popular section is probably the abandoned asylums, known here the King Park Psychiatric Center. There are sections for Long Island folklore, abandoned property, roadside architecture, cemeteries, bygone Long Island, urban exploration, and even UFOs.  When relevant, the site editor has added information to the status of the buildings or any known information sent to him by readers.

It’s a great site and reminds me that maybe I should give Long Island more credit than I do.


Sent to me by Jen Gaugler, fluent in architecture and historic preservation, this website, WebUrbanist is addicting. You might get lost. You will not be able to look away because there are photographs of recycled art and architecture, green architecture, abandoned buildings, beach houses, houses dubbed “amazing,” Greek art, street art, furniture, photography tricks, abandoned cities…it never ends! 

The website itself is slightly cumbersome because the advertisements take up half the screen when all we really want to see are the pictures, but it’s still worth your time and scrolling the mouse. Check it out. Think about it. Share comments if you’d like.  And you might want to have a clock nearby so you don’t lose your day to architecture (not that that is ever a bad thing, but you might have other responsibilities.)

Easy access links from WebUrbanist


Abandonments (my personal favorite & another topic for another post)



Step out of your box & find the inspiration in all of these subjects (& more listed on the site.)

Enjoy! Thank you Jen!