I’ve moved away from Blogger

I really don’t like making tweaks to my blog itself, since I’d much rather be writing my blog posts themselves, or the software I talk about in my blog.  So any time I spend working on just the blog software’s configuration feels like wasted time.  But frankly, while I liked the simplicity of Blogger for all my previous entries, it was just getting on my nerves.

I didn’t like the editor interface, I didn’t like how difficult it was to tweak the HTML and theme settings, and frankly it was just too difficult to update.  And since I run my own server and manage my own websites on it, I figured to hell with it.  I’ve started migrating to WordPress (it saddens me that I’m not using Perl for my blog, but alas, I have no time to tweak anything).

So this is the first post to go onto the new blog.  No one will see it until I switch my domain over, but for the time being this is it.  I’ll set up some redirect rules later once I want to make things official.  I’m also not done changing themes or plugin settings, so I’m not happy with what I have now, but it’ll improve bit by bit over time.

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About Michael Nachbaur

iOS app developer, livin' the dream. Working from wherever I find myself; Hawaii, Santa Monica, Vancouver, and elsewhere.

5 Responses to “I’ve moved away from Blogger”

  1. Chris Hubbard June 8, 2009 3:55 am
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    Are you working on transferring all your previous posts from blogger to wordpress? A friend of mine did this a couple of years ago and use BlogML to do the transfer.

    http://www.aaronlerch.com/blog/2007/08/23/breaking-up-moving-blog-engines/

    • Nacho June 8, 2009 12:44 pm
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      I used the WordPress import/export feature, though some of my comments didn’t make it. Beyond that everything came over just fine. I’m using some htaccess rules to rewrite my old links to the new location, and that seems to be doing well.

      If anyone’s following me via RSS though, are you getting my updates properly?

  2. bugzappy June 22, 2009 9:49 am
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    Nice theme — I picked the same for my blog ;-) — except it looks a bit crammed, doesn’t it? If you ever get around to giving it some breathing room, let me know… I’ll do the same.

    • Michael Nachbaur June 22, 2009 10:41 am
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      Yeah, it looks like a decent layout, but I’m not overly happy with it. One of these days I’ll crank something out in Photoshop, and just make something custom. For now, it’ll do…

      At the very least, I want something that looks unique…you’re right, our blogs do look a little too similar.

  3. Seattle DUI Attorney October 8, 2009 2:20 pm
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    Good luck with the move. That can be a pain sometimes. Ensure you have a DB backup.