Why I’m using a widget on the Royalty.nu News page

If you’re a regular visitor to the Royalty.nu News page, you’ve probably noticed that the format has changed recently. Instead of carefully editing and organizing lists of news links myself, I have posted a widget that automatically updates itself with some links.

The reason for the change: I haven’t been feeling well for a couple of months now, and I’ve been having trouble keeping the news page up to date. A lot of trouble. I don’t think I’m seriously ill, just tired. The trouble with news is that it never stops, and after 18 years of running a news site (by myself and with few vacations), I badly need a break.

The widget lets me post some news links in a timely fashion without spending hours every day on it. But I know it’s not as good as the old news page format, and I apologize. You deserve better. I hope you will bear with me till I figure out what to do next.

2017 UPDATE! Find out what’s going on with the Royalty.nu site now.

56 Replies to “Why I’m using a widget on the Royalty.nu News page”

  1. I am sorry to hear that you are not well. I hope you get well soon. I have been enjoying your postings tremendously since the late 90s. Take care of yourself.

  2. I have followed your website for over 10 years and thank you for doing it. But your health is important so take care.

  3. Thank you for all you do for us, your readers. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers for a complete & speedy recovery. Hopefully it helps you to know how well thought of you are by all of us and that we are here for you on this page. I always watch for your notes at the top of the page and am glad you wrote about how you are doing. Take care and plz keep us updated on your recovery.

  4. Please take care of yourself, Thank you so much for this amazing site, I come here often to get an overview of latest royal news, God Bless

  5. So sorry to hear about your health. You have done a wonderful job over the years, but you need to look after yourself first. All the best to you.

  6. Thank you for your dedication. I have been enjoying your website for many years and hope you will be able to continue. You are right to be sensible and take care of your health first. Fatigue is very hard to recover from, so take your vitamins, get lots of sleep and take time to smell the roses! All the best.

  7. We are sending sun shine from Florida and best wishes for your recovery. Take your time and thank you for the last years, always enjoyed your news.

  8. So very sorry to hear you are not doing well.
    As much as I l o v e this site, however, nothing is worth comprising your health.
    If you can find a helper to help you continue this sight that would be wonderful for you and for us.
    The pleasure you give me each and every time will be diminished knowing you are not in the best of health. I know all your followers feel the same, too.
    Hugs,

  9. Thank you for running a very fun, informative, and even-handed site. You’ve done a great job. If the site returns in its previous form, I assume that would be good news on your health. But as everyone here has said: health first.

    • I had no idea you were doing all this work yourself. Please know you have many fans who are concerned about you and wish you all the best. I love this site and have followed it for several years. You have given me a lot of joy with this forum. I hope you are feeling better soon and will have much happiness and fulfillment in your own life. I have just sent a prayer up for you and hope you have felt it.

      Smelia

  10. So sorry that you are not doing so well. Hope you feel better soon. Thank you so much for creating and running this website. I love it!

  11. I am so very glad you do what you do! I love this site! I am praying for your health to be restored soon. Thanks for all you do to bring us the royal news.

  12. I’ve been “researching” modern monarchies since I was 15 years old. I am now almost 53 and still fascinated. I, too, have enjoyed your site and wish you a good rest! I honestly had no idea you were doing it all by yourself. That is extraordinary – thank you for all your hrs work!

    Kevin

  13. I read this website every day and enjoy it so much. I am sorry you are not feeling well. Take care of yourself. Your priority is your health now.

  14. PLEASE!!! Look after yourself.

    I have been a reader of your site for 18 years and agree with the above comments. Your health is paramount and should be your number one priority.

    Best Wishes,

    Nneka

  15. I regularly check your posts (perhaps twice a week) and I always find interesting things to read. You are right I hate the new format but your health comes first, so rest up and feel well again and thank you for your hard work and for keeping us up to date with the “royals”. Doing this by yourself is arduous to say the least, but it is an excellent site.
    So, take care of yourself and best wishes.

  16. Thank you for all the fun and news you’ve given us over the years. However, your health is the most important gift in the world and you must put that first. This widget will still provide hours of fun and information. Hope you feel better soon!

  17. There will always be Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses but only one you. Take all the time you need to get better and we will be with you, in one way or another, cheering and supporting you along the way.

  18. You deserve a rest now and until you are well again. Iron and magnesium may help. You have done a great service to everyone for the past number of years. It is time for you now. God speed Health.

  19. Your site is wonderful. I have read it daily for seventeen years and I’m afraid you have spoiled us. Your followers are so accustomed to your good work, that no widget, or any other Royalty site will satisfy us. I sincerely hope that you feel better soon. Thank you for your hard work. It is appreciated.

  20. I am addicted to your site because of my passion for Royalty. The Monarchical Institution is worth celebrating because it is ordained by God Almighty. I am a Nigerian. I appreciate and pray for you all the time. Best Wishes Always.T

  21. Your health comes first. Everything comes second. Sending my prayers so you can feel better very soon. I enjoy your website very much!!!

  22. My mother and I enjoyed your site for many years and it was a pleasure to open it up each day for all the Royalty News –
    we sincerely hope you will soon be blessed with good health and all goes well for you –

  23. Yes, you absolutely Must take good care of yourself; that’s the most important thing, so bravo to you for making this choice.
    On the other hand, it’s also true that the widget stinks…

  24. Sorry to hear you have been unwell but your health must come first. Your website is my favourite and the main way I keep up with the royals. Hope you can find someone else to do it if you decide it is just too much.

  25. So sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Can imagine the effort it would take to keep things up to date.

    Take care and get better soon and many thanks for this most enjoyable site.

  26. I thought that I might be one of just a few who would comment – what a great surprised, and every single kind comment is well – deserved. I especially appreciate that you provide information and links without any cruel or insulting remarks, or getting into politics. You have done a beautiful job and it’s time to rest on your laurels for however long you wish to. Just know that we will miss you.
    Betsy

  27. i hope you are coming along and feeling better!

    In the meantime, we, your fans and devoted on lookers to the original format, which we all loved and hope you will continue. Maybe others can help?

    Thank you,

  28. You have done an excellent job. You need some rest Thank you for your carefully edited work.

    My computer has been hacked. This led me to discontinue my email service. now I use the computer at the public library.

  29. I’m so sorry to hear that you’re not well.

    Your website is of constant interest and I appreciate all the hard work you’ve done over the years to keep it fresh and current.

    Wishing you all the best for a very speedy recovery.

  30. I can only echo all the other comments about what a sterling job you do on this site. Hopefully you will feel better soon and can resume the good work. God Bless

  31. It has been a long time. Would it be a consideration of advertise for help in returning to the original format. So, many people are seeking work that it may not be difficult to find someone.

  32. HI CINDERELLA YOU PROBABLY DON’T REMEMBER ME FROM ANOTHER WEB SITE ON ROYALTY YOU DID A LONG TIME AGO! I WAS KNOWN AS LADY JANE GREY (SHARON) BEFORE THAT SITE WAS CLOSED DOWN!

    I LOVE THIS SITE VERY MUCH CINDERELLA AND I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE PUT A LOT OF LOVE AND HARD WORK INTO THIS SITE FOR THE PAST 18 YEARS BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE WORKED SO HARD THAT YOU HAVE A CASE OF WRITERS BURN OUT!

    THE ONLY CURE FOR THAT IS LOTS OF REST AND READING WHEN YOUR UP TO IT THE HISTORICAL FICTIONAL, BIOGRAPHY, ETC. BOOKS BUT MOST OF ALL IS LOTS OF REST AND RELAXATION CINDERELLA!

    YOU HELPED ME A LOT WITH MY PAGE IN THE OTHER ROYALTY SITE NOW LONG GONE WHEN I WAS NEARLY BLIND FROM CATARACTS MY DEAR FRIEND CINDERELLA AND I HAD SOME CATARACT SURGERY FOUR YEARS AGO AND I CAN SEE A LITTLE BIT NOW FROM MY GOOD EYE AND IT IS A LOT CLEARER!

    I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR YOU EVERY NIGHT CINDERELLA THAT YOU WILL GET BETTER SOME TIME IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS!

    SO YOU WILL FEEL BETTER, HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER MY DEAR FRIEND CINDERELLA! I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH BECAUSE I HAVE GONE THROUGH IT MYSELF!

    IF YOU NEED A FRIEND TO TALK TO WHO UNDERSTANDS WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH PLEASE WRITE TO ME CINDERELLA!

    GET WELL SOON MY DEAR FRIEND CINDERELLA FROM YOUR FRIEND LADY JANE GREY (SHARON)!

  33. Thank you for your dedication to your followers and your love of royalty. We have benefitted from your that dedication. Take good care of yourself.

  34. I’m been following you site for over 10 years. It is on my weekly “Must Do” list. Please take care of yourself and get well soon.

  35. I am so sorry you aren’t feeling well. This has been an amazing site, and I enjoy coming to it to catch up on news. This new format is horrible, but as others have said, your health comes first. I wish you a speedy recovery!

  36. I never read your comments but noiw for the first time. I have lived in Thailand for 22 years, most of the time for 7 months and 5 in Toronto. I wish you good health. Take it easy!

  37. I was wondering if we can expect this once wonderful site to return to the way it was. It’s just not the same without all the updates. It’s been nine months & I would love it back the way it was. All the best

  38. Thank you all again for the comments. My health is OK — my problems were a combination of annoying things like allergies and a whole lot of stress. Getting some rest has helped a lot.

    I’ve been dragging my feet on making a final announcement about the site, but anyone who takes the time to comment after all this time, or reads this far into the comments, deserves a response! I don’t want to say that the news page is never coming back… but it probably isn’t. I miss it too, but I’m not as young as I used to be, and I’m worried about my future and need to earn more money than the site provides. Yes, I’ve thought about going to a subscription format (it wouldn’t work) or trying to raise money via donations (it wouldn’t work).

    I apologize to everyone for being quiet for so long. I’m STILL HERE and still trying to figure things out, but it doesn’t look good right now for the future of the Royalty.nu News page. Maybe that will change. THANK YOU AGAIN to everyone who cares about the site’s future.

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