Site update completed

Hello to all.

I’ve had a week off work and taken a rare opportunity to spruce, streamline, tidy up, rejig this site.

The addition of a Site Index will help readers navigate around it. This has highlighted that I need to start adding in more content and I do have much more to share.

Bookings online are available again and I have added a few options into My Store. Sittings will be available at weekends mainly with limited evenings sometimes available. I’ve had quite a break as, like many, have found current times challenging. Thank you to those that have been VERY patient!

I’ve included a couple of Listings for Charity and again am supporting The Little Princess Trust. They do some amazing work. There’s a couple of listings for Coffee time chats built around your questions and personalised to those that may have questions about their own mediumship. I find many requests for Tarot turn into questions about Mediumship Development. 50% of the money from the Coffee time listings will be passed on to the Charity.

Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon. Questions are welcome via my Contact Page.

My very best wishes to you all and for those of you that (like me) celebrate Easter, have a safe, happy and enjoyable weekend.

Shane

Reflecting on 2020

An extended break

It’s difficult to believe what I originally planned as a few weeks off has already grown into 6 months!

Reflecting briefly on 2020 many will agree this has been an extremely challenging year but suddenly it seems it has passed very quickly. It only seems a few weeks since working from home became the new normal.

Everybody must have faced a particularly challenging year. My thoughts go out to anyone finding it hard at the moment. I hope it will improve soon but it seems to be taking a long while for any type of normality to return!

Apologies to those I’ve put on hold

Apologies as always to anyone I messaged when asked to animate their spirit art recently. My creativity suffers when times are challenging. Results improve when fully engaged. I’m hoping next year to reinstate the Charity animation service however at present have decided to abstain for the next few months.

Those of you particularly sensitive to what is going on in the world will understand it’s hard to work while such change is taking place. My way of coping is to take a break and minimise the work and interaction until the energy shifts.

2020 high points

There have been things I’ve been grateful for this year. More time with my youngest son in lock down will be cherished forever. COVID has been a horrific experience at great cost to so many yet it’s also brought about time to contemplate and consider one’s priorities. I wouldn’t have realised last year just how many regular life patterns were really inconsequential once reevaluated. More time with the family was unusual but of great value to me (and hopefully them).

More services in the pipeline

Time away this year has been used wisely. Photo image skills have improved and progress made. A number of you sent me damaged photographs for restoring which at the time I couldn’t do much with at the time. Things are starting to come along nicely so I may offer this service at some point next year:

Photograph restoration

Original photo of Tracey next to restored photograph

The photograph to the left is “PROPER” old and damaged. It is my wife Tracey as a small girl so a very long time ago! I do hope she doesn’t read this post!

I knew if Tracey thought the restoration work was good I was convincing my most honest critic. Tracey is very pleased with the result. At her advice, I’ve shared and with more practice may start doing some for other people next year.

Photograph colourisation

Another process that has particularly caught my imagination is recolourisation. Photographs are converted to black and white and then parts are recoloured to really bring them to life. The photograph below is my only attempt so far but there’s potential in my opinion:

A photograph of Shane with all colour removed then partially readded
©Whispering Friends

A few quick thank you messages

As the festive period fast approaches I would like to extend my thanks to all of you that visit my site. More will be added to it next year as I’ve many articles and experiences to share.

My very grateful thanks extend to:

Andrew Codling – Medium & Tutor (and someone that has helped me avoid totally withdrawing under a rock this year). Highly recommended and available for online tuition via ZOOM. An open honest transparent and simplistic approach to mediumship (that works).

The Sacred Lightspace – for the best and most accurate guidance reading with cards I’ve probably ever had. You’ll need facebook to click on the link.

All those that have supported Portrayals and our Little Princess Trust fund raising page again this year. Thank you so much. I can’t do this with out you and they do such great work.

To all those that have managed to find new ways to shine bright in their truth during this difficult year, thank you. To the cherished mediums, readers, healers, musicians and tutor friends that have adapted to the current times to ensure that the Spirit World is still represented truthfully throughout this global crisis. Thank you.

Christmas and the New Year Wishes

As we start preparing to say goodbye to 2020 and gaze upon 2021 with much hope for an end to many of the challenges this year has brought I hope you and your loved ones stay safe and well. As long as we remain strong in our truth and kind to those that may not share the same beliefs and continue to meet them with compassion I believe there will always be hope.

My very best wishes as always…..

Site Progress June 10th 2018

So progress made this week has been with the adding of a few posts now. All viewable on my Blogs page (including this one).

I’ve added an Events page and this should grow nicely into notifications about local events for friends. Just one MBS listing in there at present but I’ve put a message out today to my local friends asking if they would like to be on board.

Testing of the routing to my Contact Form, the Absent Healing Request Form and Lee-Annes Contact Form has been completed and all working correctly.

Next main tasks coming soon:

  • add in more of the old documents that were stored when the site was removed.
  • add more events as I receive them.
  • a youtube channel feed in (this one I’ve got lots planned for)
  • a facebook feed from the Shane Frost Mediumship page down the side would be nice. Still, haven’t figured it out.
  • my lovely face on the side of all posts with a Gravatar, if it’s working those receiving this by email will see it when this post is published (fingers crossed), think I figured out the bugs now!

Is there something you are missing?

I’ve had a couple of people get in touch looking for previous documents. I’ve got them all backed up. If you are looking for a document that’s been removed temporarily please Contact Me and I’ll get an email copy over to you.

The site is continuing to take shape and is looking like a proper website again. Hardly any content at present but the foundations are in. Plenty of testing successfully completed now too.

There’s much to be getting on with and although progress has seemed slow it’s all starting to take shape nicely.

Shane

A summary of the week

So the week off from work has been spent spending almost as long in front of screens. I am pleased with what’s been achieved having no option than to delete the old site.

Latest progress

I’ve added a gallery into Lee-Anne’s Page showcasing some of her beautiful Spirit Guide portraits.

The Shop redirect is in place showing many beautiful items my wife Tracey has for sale at present.

Where’s the old site gone?

There’s an updated Privacy Policy which really was the reason behind the big reshuffle. My original site was full of flaws and it would have been harder to get it compliant than it would have been to build again from fresh.

What happened to the old documents?

I believe I have most of them backed up ready to review, rewrite and republish. Many of my views have changed over the years so content will naturally evolve as I have.

New things planned

I’m playing with local event ideas. More links to good trustworthy mediumship friends, an FAQ section. Regular healing events following one I attended recently. A feedback forum. Video links for my mutterings about mediumship related items.

I hope you’ll visit regularly as I know they’ll be more documents and thoughts with a hope the site will again attract the same interest as previously.

Have a great week

Shane

Adding pages for the blog and the shopping

Today’s progress

So today I’ve been fighting with a multitude of e-commerce programs and finally came up with one that sits quite nicely on the site so far.

You’ll find the blog and shopping pages on the menu along the top and I’ve made fair progress on both.

Blogging Page

This page primarily displays all the blog entries or as I like to call them daily musings, thoughts, rants (on the odd occasion) and just general progress. Newest items always at the top. If you subscribe to the site you’ll get an email copy of each blog or new page as they are published, I’d love it if you came aboard!

Shopping Page

 

Struggling massively with international customers and the plethora of settings required for shipping and taxes so for now this page is just a redirect to our eBay shop.

My efforts only worked for UK buyers. So I have now removed the shop I created and posted in a redirect.

Lots of visitors at present so hoping they will all return as I gradually get more good content in place.

Struggling this end with site performance speed wise, however, tests have found it only seems to be me that I’ve scuppered! Any issues noticed I’d be very pleased to hear from you.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and normal service will resume at some point! I do hope that so far you’re enjoying the changes and that it’s all worth it!

Shane

 

Site Progress May 30th 2018

SEO, Meta Descriptions, focus keywords, internal links, external links, cookies, compliance, privacy policies, corner stones, data request forms, disclaimers, legalities, readability, image alt attributes, PHEW.

Having thought yesterday I was doing pretty well I looked at the behind the scenes requirements in order to get a reasonable footprint on the internet.

Absolute mine field for someone who’s fairly techie but not a professional web developer!

Now’s the time to do it though as once the sites growing there’s no chance to get the opportunity back.

Historically I thought I was doing well as the site became very popular however I know now there were vast improvements to make. Hopefully, this new approach is apparent with some of the new layouts.

The home page is finalised with the links working and I’ve now added a page about Spiritual Healing Sittings.

Today’s main tasks:

  • getting a social toolbar in, tested and working! One I’ve tried a number of times over the last few days but not nailed as yet!
  • a facebook feed from the Shane Frost Mediumship page down the side would be nice.

Is there something you are missing?

I’ve had a couple of people get in touch looking for previous documents. I’ve got them all backed up. If you are looking for a document that’s been removed temporarily please Contact Me and I’ll get an email copy over to you.

The site is continuing to take shape and is looking like a proper website again. Hardly any content at present but the foundations are in. Plenty of testing successfully completed now too.

There’s much to be getting on with and although progress has seemed slow it’s all starting to take shape nicely.

The beautiful photograph above is free for commercial use and was obtained from Pixabay courtesy of Arek Socha. Enjoy and I hope you have a great day and thank you for stopping by.

Shane

Site Progress May 29th 2018

So the site is starting to take shape and is looking like a proper website again albeit one with very little content at present but the foundations are in and lots of testing is proving it’s all starting to fall into place.

I’m pleased after lots of tweaking with how the Absent Healing Form and the Contact Form have turned out and I do need to spend quite some time getting pictures of the work I’ve done on Facebook for the Portrayals animations published.

The link to Instagram is working well but again I need to get pictures and animations over there to build it up.

The menu structure is now looking right with a decision to add in submenus meaning in future they’ll be less clutter on the screen. I’m going to be putting work today into a Spiritual Healing page and “SEO” something I’m sure is important but at present, I have no idea what it does or how to use it!

I tried a social feed yesterday that went weird on me so took that away again. It’s nice to have a pop up “subscribe and share” facility however it was just too much in your face and in my opinion a bit of a put-off, presenting a feel to the site I didn’t want it to have. Will see if there’s anything less intense out there so the idea isn’t fully written off at present.

The mandatory Privacy & Cookies bar is in place and tested. More legalities that have to be acted upon.

I tested GDPR plugins yesterday and they have the functionality needed to provide readers with copies of any data held and a Data Access Request form which simplifies the process for visitors to this site. This really was the major contributing factor that determined my decision to remove the old site and create the present one.

So much still to do but I can now see a light at the end of the tunnel and there’s much more feeling of hope on the horizon than there was 24 hours ago.

The beautiful photograph above is free for commercial use and was obtained from Pixabay courtesy of Arek Socha. Enjoy and I hope you have a great day making future memories whatever you are up to.

Shane

Site Progress May 28th 2018

So what do we do when we get a week off from the IT job?

Spend it doing IT and the GDPR thing that’s been forced upon us. I do see the point but it seems quite something to get your head around if like me you’re a small site developer with very little knowledge of the legalities.

I got myself in a right muddle so backed up what I could and started the site off again totally from scratch.

Most of the last 3 days have been spent creating, reading, getting Privacy Policies in place, building in mandatory Data Request stuff, adding in consent tick boxes and terms, conditions and disclaimers.

SSL is FINALLY in place – Testing of the email relays and the patience of the hosting company over in the USA is completed.

A huge thank you to KVCHosting in the USA who have been fantastic. If you’re thinking of starting out on the internet or looking for a new host I’d highly recommend them as not only are the far cheaper than many but they are always there and very professional in a crisis!

So I’ve finally got the Absent Healing Form and Contact Form. Found a great site for free to use images over at Pixabay and started building a link to the Facebook pages for Portrayals and Shane Frost Mediumship.

The link to Instagram to is tested and working and I’m thinking of publishing the Spirit Guide animations that have taken off so well recently bringing in over £600 including gift aid for my Make A Wish Charity Page as well as enabling me to pass some money over to Sarah Turners RSPCA Charity Page. A massive hi five to a lady and a bunch of very cute dogs stepping 10,000 steps a day EVERY day in June. I’d have been there to join in but it not for having to be here getting the site right! A sad and desperate escape excuse but one I’m sticking with! There are still opportunities to have your pictures and photographs animated at £4 each for a short while so please come over an look at what I’m doing over on my Portrayals Facebook Page.

Anyway, so that’s what I’ve been doing the last few days.

Anyone that has previously submitted anything to the site sorry it’s all gone now. After much difficult thought processes, it seem that the easiest way forward was just to blitz any data held up until the 25th of May 2018 and completely start all over again and I do feel that has been the right decision. Later on today I’ll hope to have the subscribe to site-side back up and running but it’s giving me a bit of GDPR troubling at the moment.

I’ve got some exciting things planned for this site and I will be gradually feeding in those documents that were on the previous site. It certainly seems now that the decision to start again and bring the site up to scratch with regards to background processes and procedures has been the right one so I can gradually start getting some of the ideas I have in my head out and published.

Thank you for your support during this major transition and I hope you’ll find the site refreshing and of interest again shortly.

Shane

Start of a new site

Welcome to my slowly being resurrected website. I know there have been hundreds of readers some weeks so it’s been a very hard decision taken to completely flatten the site and rebuild it and a decision I haven’t taken lightly. GDPR in a nutshell. Something forced upon us which, to be honest, I do see as being a positive step forward as our data is in so many uncontrolled areas it’s well overdue for a big shakeup.

In order to comply I’ve issued a Privacy Policy and upgraded the Site Terms & Conditions. Both are to the best of my limited abilities but a much better option in my opinion than the head in the sand one just waiting for disaster to strike. Due to all previously received comments, healing requests, contact form details etc being received prior to the GDPR guidance I’ve totally blitzed the lot to start again from scratch and that decision was made as I’m not clever enough or have the time to go back to every single contributor asking them to regrant me permission to use again.

So I’m very reluctantly starting all over again but I do have a reasonable copy of all the previous documentation I’ve posted so I can gradually start to review, rewrite and replace.

Site maintenance, to be honest, is long overdue and much of the historical content was no longer pertinent. Many items I’ve written would be written quite differently if created now as I’ve learned more about some things, dropped and discarded others that are no longer relevant and in some ways humour me when I say my views have “matured”? Great word but “changed” would probably be a more honest and fitting one.

So persevere with me over the next few weeks as I get back up to speed please, it will be worth it as I’ve new sections planned, some beautiful animations to share based on the work I’ve been doing for charity over at the Portrayals Facebook Page which I’ve had immense pleasure with and I’ve been staggered at the amount of support and money that’s been raised for my Make A Wish Charity Page and Sarahs RSPCA Charity Page in just a couple of months. Please if you are able to, pop over and support us as we try to do something magical for 2 very deserving causes.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the new site and as always thank you for your interest and support.

Shane

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