I’ve actually been thinking about moving my blog over here for quite some time. Two things stopped me: everyone knows my blogger address, and there’s a lot of shit on that one! Luckily, I have found a way to import everything from that blog to here. This means that I no longer have to deal with some of the more frustrating aspects of blogger. Such as not being able to comment within a comment. Or not being able to organize my tags into categoriess (i.e. have “Personal Essays” be a category, with subjects listed underneath it as tags). Or telling blogger to do one thing while it does another (like when it doesn’t center a photo).
Also, WordPress tracks my followers, so I don’t have to worry about installing Google Analytics every time I change my webpage’s theme. And I can even keep the same name as my old blog, since it is a continuation of that blog, not a new one entirely.
I have also decided that, since I just celebrated my blog’s one year anniversary, and since I will soon be wrapping up all of my SIFF posts, now would be as good a time as any to change direction. The immediate reason, however, is Grace Wang telling me that my blog lost her comment to my post. No web program should lose even one word of what she writes.
So, I will include a message on my old blog that I have moved here, with my final two SIFF posts appearing here and only here. I imagine there will be a lot of tweaking and retooling over the next few days, as I get used to all of the options that this new format provides me with.