Sunday, April 03, 2005

It all happened so quickly!

Pack your bags, kids, we're moving!
a subdivision of the new

It all happened so quickly, I haven't even blogged about it. I registered a domain with LivingDot, and before I knew it, there it was, my entire knitting webpage (formerly on Harvard's turf) and my new blog (formerly with Blogger). LivingDot has been just fantastic as far as tech support goes. I'm decent at html, but I wouldn't be able to tell you the difference between css and cgi, although I'm pretty sure that's like comparing apples and oranges. Well, the lovely folks at LivingDot held my hand throughout the entire MovableType experience. Their response times are incredible, and what I thought would be a painful procedure lasting several months turned out to be a rather painless one lasting a few days. I'm sure I've mentioned that I have a busy period coming up at work, so taking that into account I thought the new site would take forever. I wasn't even going to buy the domain until much later, but decided to get it now to at least move my html files. Then, boom, there was my blog!

In practical terms, here's what going to happen: my Blogger archives have been moved (by the wonderful Pavel at LivingDot, at midnight on a Saturday night), but the formatting is a little off. You'll see unexpected font changes and weird picture placement, that's all. The comments, unfortunately, weren't moved, but that's the least of my worries. I do not expect the same kind of Blogger nonsense we're all used to - inability to add comments, error pages when comments actually went through, inability to access Dashboard, etc. However, considering I'm a MovableType super-novice, please let me know if you run into any problems. A new thing is that I will ask you to leave your e-mail address when you comment; I hope that's not a problem. I'm doing it because so many times I just want to write you back, but have to try to find your blog, and then hope you have your e-mail posted on there.

Please update your bookmarks, subscriptions, etc. I am now going to do the same for all the KALs and rings I'm in :).

I'm so excited!

P.S. In case you're wondering, I will also move my other Blogger blogs to too, just not this very minute (or month). Although it took a lot less time than I expected, it still took several days. Since my other blogs (based on number of subscribers) are more for my own venting than other people reading, I'll let them suffer with Blogger for just a bit more.

P.P.S. A special thanks to Diana for leaving a comment once upon a time, which led me to explore and admire her blog, and then for recommending LivingDot.