Things are going to be a mess here for a while.
I just found out near the end of last week that Blogger is going to discontinue support of sites using FTP to custom templates.
Guess what this site is.
According to Blogger, they’ve had this up for months, but it kind of reminds me of the notice given to the hapless humans at the beginning of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Anyway, I am now in the middle of working on trying to migrate this site elsewhere – namely WordPress.com.
The problem is, I have a lot of stuff to move and just a short time to do it in. And even after I get stuff transferred over, it’s going to be a mess for a bit while I get it organized. I had been wanting to have it all completely done before putting it up, but it’s not going to happen that way, what with the Saturday deadline (May 1).
So I hate to say it, but “Pardon our dust while we quickly pull up stakes and move somewhere else.” I hate to do it, especially since I’ve been with Blogger since beginning to blog in September of 2002. But of late I have been looking at WordPress with lust in my heart.
And the good news is – remember all those posts I’ve referred to, some 1,000 of them which covered the writing of and/news? They’ll be coming back. But not all of them. I figure about half of them were about other things, but all the good stuff about writing will be back. All my book reviews will now be in the same place, and I’ve also rolled all of my comic strips from The Home World into the new blog as well (yeah, you could say it’s The Home World’s new home world – but I wouldn’t). Sometime this fall I might even restart the strip where it left off – we’ll see.
It’ll be nice to have everything under one roof, I think. But it’s not going to be pleasant getting there. So please bear with me, if you would.