I’m just gonna do this

After months of humming and hawing, I’m just going to switch over to this WordPress blog. Like right now. Today.

I want to copy over the archives from the old blog here. But for now, I’m just going to leave it where it is. I’d like to preserve the comments, which means I’m going to have to become at least passingly familiar with WordPress database structure, it looks like.

There’s lots of stuff I want to do with this thing. While it was fun writing blog software from scratch, the bloom came off that particular rose probably about three years or so ago. It’s hard to update and stuff is broken. I just can’t be bothered messing with it anymore. So I might as well take something off the shelf. And WordPress is pretty cool. I played with it for my nanowrimo novel. That worked out okay.

I have ideas for plug-ins and things. I think I’d rather be writing plug-ins than a bunch of stuff from scratch. But we’ll have to see whether the WordPress plug-in framework sucks or not. I’m not worrying about it. I’m just going to jump into this thing.

6 thoughts on “I’m just gonna do this

  1. flying squirrel Post author

    Some things are easier. Some things are more fiddly. But with any new toy, the fiddling is half the fun. We’ll see how long that lasts…

    How’s the theme? I think it’s a little sparse, but for now, simple is good.

  2. SideKick

    Theme looks good, nice and easy to look at.

    I’m not doing a personal blog anymore(as in hosted by me) since it’s a pain in the bottom, and I now have other things to work on ^_^

  3. flying squirrel Post author

    It’s kinda a pain, but there’s stuff I want to do that I can’t do with livejournal.

    I’m gonna work on some way to sync some posts back and forth between here and my livejournal, to minimize bottom pain. I was doing that before, but it wasn’t automatic. That, and I accidently deleted the directory with the perl script that did the mirroring off my server.

    It’s stuff to work on. I need smallish coding projects. Getting stuff to work makes me happy.

  4. tinkerer

    Wow!

    But…where’s the cute little squirrel picture? Ah, man…

    ;>

    Interesting timing, Squirrel–did you know that Mercury is just about turning retrograde? Heh.

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