Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress

This is my first WordPress blog post.  Doesn’t it look nice?

I’ve spent the last few days migrating my blog from Blogger to WordPress and making my new hi-res des-res look presentable.  No doubt I’ll be tweaking it relentlessly over the next few days.   The blog, that is.  Have to make sure the place looks tidy – you never know, I might get some surprise visitors.

Moving home is supposed to be one of life’s more traumatic life-changing events, so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my good friend Pete Ashton for helping to make this such a seamless transition by providing a veritable plethora of practical help coupled with an endless supply of patience.  If it wasn’t for Pete, I’d probably be stuffing all my old blog posts into tea chests while waiting for the Pickfords van to arrive.

Still, like any life-changing event, this is a move that’s tinged with sadness.  I’ll miss you, Blogger, and I’ll always be fond of you.  You introduced me to the world of blogging.  You taught me everything I know.   Sure, before we met I briefly dabbled with a MySpace blog, but that wasn’t the same.  You provided me with a stable environment and a user-friendly GUI, but after two years and almost 250 posts I felt it was time to move on.

I hope you understand:  it’s not you, it’s me.