Old-time readers please bear with me as I move the blog to a new hosting server and a new publishing software (WordPress).
And, don’t worry, the template will improve as I move away from this generic look.
I began in the old days with blogger.com, as many early bloggers did, and despite some substantial frustrations (lack of technical support, occasional breakage of file transfer protocol ability) I stuck with it because changing to a different format threatened to break my old links and disrupt the readership.
But this winter Blogger.com (owned by Google now) announced that it would no longer support ftp’ing off site. I.e., to stay with them I’d have to move to their servers and accept a different domain name, though they offered work-arounds so that it would still look as though readers were visiting juancole.com. That change was unacceptable to me. I value my independence.
Not only could I no longer do business as usual at blogger.com, but my little server could not handle the more sophisticated version of WordPress I would need to import my blogger files.
So I had to move servers (that is why I was offline this weekend), and now have to gradually import my old blogger.com postings. I installed a plugin that should have allowed them to keep the same post names, but it doesn’t seem to have taken. (Update: the post page names appear to have been successfully synchronized! Yaay).
Oh, well, the new software will be fun.