Old and the New!

An interesting look at the growth of how my old site’s foundation and ideas grew into my current site: Okh Eshivar!

For some time I have toyed with the idea of doing an origins piece on my own website.  The idea behind this is to show the foundation of my site and what it developed into.  Let’s go back to 2011 around July and there it was. My idea of a Tomb Raider site come to life in its cyber home.

Of course, none of you will recognize the name because it never was developed. You could call it a prototype, because it never got developed but it is where my ideas came from for my current site. There was no time to develop it. I called the site “Lara Croft’s Tombology” and as much as that name still makes me laugh, that is what I called it.  The reason was I wanted to be different and that is the same reason I named my current site “Okh Eshivar” Something different that will be remembered for the unusual name that does not roll of the tongue. I started this site with a complete intent to continue it and grow this foundation into something I could be proud of down through the years. However, I never found enough time back in 2011 because I was busy with my family, my job, women’s club, I was the president of my children’s school booster club, as well as time in the mountains with friends and family the list goes on. I’m sure there are many that could understand.

So, I left that site. Three years later I started Okh Eshivar 2014. One thing I didn’t realize about my original site was I never changed the author account. So, Lara Croft’s Tombology is authored by me! I forgot about the feature to switch sites on WordPress. So, about a month ago I snooped into my “Switch Accounts” feature on my admin dashboard from Okh Eshivar and there it was! Big as life my old, abandoned site! Yay me! I looked through the site and found my “Welcome page” which outlined the very premise Okh Eshivar is based on!

My “Authoress” page on Lara Croft’s Tombology is a lot less detailed than it is today. When I started that site, I didn’t fill out my bio. I just made a brief post talking about myself. It wasn’t until I started my current official website that I filled out my bio and added a photo. That is interesting to show growth/change because when you read the old post and then click on the author link automatically supplied under every post it is obviously using my bio I made later on my official site. I left it this way because it shows change and I think it’s kind of cool to see what it looked like in 2011 and now.

Also, I find it funny that I was going to write an article based in Greece from the first Tomb Raider game in 1996. It was due to debut on my site in September of 2011 but I never got around to doing it. Eventually, I just abandoned that site and started Okh Eshivar three years later. And the rest is history!

This is my original Tomb Raider site and what my current site was based on. I recently discovered my old one. LOL! You can find it HERE

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