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."


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

    Comment by JoeK — March 18, 2010 @ 10:02 pm

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

    Comment by D-Luxxx — March 18, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

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

    Comment by eschapp — March 18, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

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

    Comment by Tim — March 18, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

  5. WordPress is awesome. This is a good thing.

    Comment by Sean — March 19, 2010 @ 12:00 am

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

    Comment by (JB) the original — March 19, 2010 @ 8:37 am

  7. 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.

    Comment by SBG — March 19, 2010 @ 10:15 am

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

    Comment by Kevin Garnett — March 19, 2010 @ 10:34 am

  9. 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.

    Comment by BB-STC — March 19, 2010 @ 10:58 am

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

    Comment by Mark R (Columbus) — March 19, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

  11. 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.

    Comment by Andrew — March 19, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

  12. 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.

    Comment by Frank — March 20, 2010 @ 11:43 am

  13. 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.

    Comment by Frank — March 20, 2010 @ 11:44 am

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

    Comment by mike wants wins — March 20, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

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