Moving to WordPress
I’m moving the blog to WordPress, so bear with me for a while as things settle.
It’s a little sad to move off of Blogware (which has served me well for many years). I played some small role in the birth of Blogware as one of the earliest beta testers. Unfortunately, Tucows has essentially abandoned Blogware — they’re still keeping everything up and running, but no new development is underway — and WordPress has just continued to get better and better.
So today I took the plunge and exported my content from Blogware. It wasn’t too difficult to import it to WP, and I’m up and running.
There will be bumps in the road. For one thing, the URL’s of all my posts will change, so I’ll have to wait while Google catches up to the change. But frankly, the blog is here mainly for me (with the exception of a couple of posts that get a lot of traffic from Google and seem to be helpful to a lot of people), so I’m not too concerned about it. The handful of popular posts will be OK; I’ll install traps to redirect any incoming traffic to the new URL.
The other unfortunate thing is that the identities of those who posted comments in the past appear to be lost, presumably because Blogware and WordPress use completely different systems to identify users. Not much I can do about that other than to apologize to anyone who’s upset that their comment is now anonymous. Post some new ones and we’ll be fine.
If you’re a WP afficionado, post a comment with your favorite cool feature so that I don’t miss out on anything. Thanks!