Let’s see how this works shall we?

If you’ve been reading my posts on Entangled States, you’ll notice that the rate of posting has been slowing down lately. Partly that’s because I’ve been running out of things to say, partly it’s because I’ve been planning a move from one blog host to another service. I’ve been with Typepad for more than 6 years now. But I’ve noticed that Typepad is rolling out fewer and fewer updates, and they’ve pretty much ignored the mobile revolution that’s happening.

WordPress seems to be a much better service – especially as far as mobile blogging goes. And it’s much cheaper. And because this blog is really just a hobby of mine, and I pay the expenses out of pocket, and because I have a daughter starting college this fall, saving a bit of money is a very good thing. Especially according to “She who must be obeyed”.

So I’ll be working on making the move this summer. Hopefully I’ll be able to import most all of the posts that I’ve previously had posted on the old site. I’ll probably do a little bit of work fixing things up as I do all this. The blog has been sort of neglected for a while.

Author: Nicholas Knisely

Episcopal bishop, dad, astronomer, erstwhile dancer...

4 thoughts on “Let’s see how this works shall we?”

  1. Very good move. WordPress is an excellent product, even better at .org, the open source origin of the .com. It is possible to install the .org product on one’s own server, such as at something like godaddy.com. And there’s also a theming software out there for general users who want a quick way to customize the look and feel of their blog or website (Works with WordPress, if I recall correctly, and Drupal, an open source content management system currently in favor). Good luck with the transition. It seems to be going well.

  2. Thanks Elsie – it’s been surprisingly easy. There’s a couple of small chores yet to do, but what I thought was going to take a week has only taken a day.

    I thought about going the self-hosting route. But I want to focus on the actual content generation and not on tinkering with installing various modules. Since most of my readership is using RSS feeds and thus seeing the posts in feed reader, the actual design of the site is relatively inconsequential. The only thing I’d like to change would be the size of the main font, but now that I’m getting older, I, for one, appreciate the larger serif font that this particular theme is using.

    1. I fully understand your reluctance to go the self-hosting route. I share the same concern about priorities. This is an ongoing problem for me too. I much prefer to focus on interaction supported by online tools. I too try to stay away from tinkering with the tools more than I have in the past, though occasionally I do succumb and encounter something truly useful and not just a solution in search of a problem.

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