March 18, 2010

“Look away, I’m hideous”

This is how I feel right now:

To make a long and boring story marginally shorter and less boring, Blogger has recently made some big changes that forced me to alter the way this blog is published and in the process of making that switch earlier this week everything basically fell apart. Suddenly all the pictures ceased displaying, none of the links to old entries worked, and I saw my blogging life flash before my eyes. Rather than attempt to patch things back together, I got fed up and decided to ditch Blogger after seven years and switch to WordPress.

I've since learned that this is a fairly huge undertaking, particularly when it wasn't even planned, so you'll notice that things look slightly different and quite a few aspects of the blog are out of whack. Hopefully by Monday things will be mostly back to normal, but in the meantime I apologize for the mess and also for the lack of new content.

In the long run WordPress should be a better experience for everyone involved, although as a control freak with some weird OCD-like tendencies for the appearance of this blog the whole process may forever haunt me. Thanks for being patient during the blog makeover and please feel free to leave comments or drop me an e-mail with suggestions for the overhaul or notes about anything that just seems "off."

  • JoeK

    Blog looks good, but I demand better service for all the money I pay to read your work.

  • D-Luxxx

    That’s cool, I’ll just read CTB more often until you’re back up to speed.

  • http://yickit.com eschapp

    WordPress will be worth it in the long run. Even without having Comment CSS for now.

  • Tim

    If it means your RSS feed actually works properly, I’m all for it.

  • Sean

    WordPress is awesome. This is a good thing.

  • (JB) the original

    I guess I was a little ahead of the curve then.

  • http://stickandballguy.com/blog SBG

    If you have any questions about wordpress, drop me a line at sbg at stickandballguy. I’ve done enough work to know where the pitfalls are.

  • Kevin Garnett

    Good luck and want to have links to NBCsports and Twitter at the end…..GO CELTICS!

  • BB-STC

    I’m bummed…Wordpress is a site that is blocked at work. I won’t be able to visit anymore, but what can you do.

  • Mark R (Columbus)

    Very cool. WordPress is really cool. This is a good article that may help you get started.

    http://lifehacker.com/5365600/the-beginners-guide-to-tricking-out-your-wordpress-blog

  • http://www.twinstarget.com/ Andrew

    Single-entry pages! A working RSS feed! Yes! Aaron, you have made the right move. Any headaches you may have endured will all be worth this jump away from Blogger.

  • Frank

    For some reason, the comments didn’t work for me. I’m sure it had something to do with Haloscan, because now they do! Expect frequent comments now from a frequent reader.

  • Frank

    Well, I stand corrected: SOME of them do, in fact ONE of them – this one – does! I still can’t see the older comments. When I click, nothing happens.

  • mike wants wins

    That explains why I can’t get here from work anymore. Alas, one less distraction….