Saturday, February 13, 2010

I can take a hint

Breaking up is hard to do, especially if you were best buddies in the beginning. I loved me some Blogger - so much so that I even got the hoodie and wore it proudly. Those were the salad days before Google and big development budgets.

Now they're pulling the plug on support for those of use who publish our blogs via FTP. They may just as well have said, "We don't care where you go, but you can't stay here." This is just the push I needed to revisit migrating to another publishing application. I tried it about 3 years ago but back then, this snappy export tool didn't exist. Makes the once-onerous task a whole lot easier.

I've spent the past few days putting the new blog together. You can take a peek if you like. I'm still having issues with comment notification but if you post, there is a way for me to see them. I do welcome your feedback.

There's another little hitch. I was able to import all previous posts and comments, but I cannot update your syndication subscription. If you want to get a jump on things, you can go ahead and subscribe to the new site by using the new feed. Aside from the "It's Alive!" message, this is likely my last post from Blogger.

Although this migration has taken the lion's share of my time, I did manage to finish one of the legwarmers. The second one is already on the needles. I know this falls under the category of "crossing the bridge before coming to it," but I couldn't resist the charms of "Citron" by Hilary Smith Callis. My only question now is should I make it in fuchsia, pale yellow or wine?

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Blogger Chris said...

Hmm, you must have tried to migrate sometime before I did, because there was some magical tool I used in June 2006. Actually, it was two steps - one step for the posts and comments, then another tool for the posts...

Darn it, Google Reader won't accept the feed. :( I'll try again when you post the last post here...

I like the look of the new site!

2/13/2010 05:31:00 PM  

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