You might notice things become a little wonky over the next few days as I migrate to self-hosting WordPress Blogging software again.
I currently blog on WordPress.com, a free blogging platform and forward my domain(s) here. It’s been great! I loved my time here. They were here when my finances ran dry and I could no longer afford to self-host anymore. Well, it’s come full circle and to advance I must move beyond. So thank you WordPress.com for the last year of awesomeness!
I began testing alternate blogging software this week, namely Typepad, and although their service, knowledge base and support systems are seamless and heavily featured I am more comfortable using WordPress.
I set up paid hosting yesterday and successfully installed (in advance mode) WordPress from WordPress.org (to my surprise), on my second attempt of course.
Everything was going smoothly until I uploaded the XML file associated with this blog. It’s too big!
An old friend is helping me out today to finish the migration of 572 posts, 2484 comments, 144 categories and 1407 tags to export from here and import to their new home safely. (Please don’t ask why there are so many categories and tags… they are a giant blemish on this blog that still havn’t healed from the last move.)
Gratitude and Hope
I am beyond excited to have made it this far on my own. I honestly didn’t give myself enough credit for the amount of self-guided learning I’ve done over the last three years. I owe many many people thank you’s, namely programmers, forum moderators and theme designers who over time spent hours with me coaching and answering my questions and the occasional frantic email.
Wish me luck!
My next posting will be composed in the new house very very soon.