I'm moving. My blog, that is. Last summer I decided to switch to Blogger at the beginning of 2008. I wanted my entire 2007 on Typepad so I could upload it to Blurb and make a book. So, 2007 is complete and now its time. I'm a little hesitant, hence the late start on moving over. The last 2.5 years of my life are on Typepad and once I cancel my account (and my $8/month payment) it will be deleted.
Just as "backup", and for future reference to link to, I've moved my entire blog over to Wordpress just as an archive. I don't like Wordpress' format and features so I won't be using them for my actual current blog. Why didn't I just export my Typepad blog over to Blogger instead of Wordpress like I did? Well, currently there is no import feature on Blogger (that I know of). You have to do the good 'ol "copy/paste"... which is what I did with the first 9 days of posts in January. Not horrible for 9 days, but it still would take awhile for 875 posts I have on Typepad. Not to mention you can't move your comments over to Blogger (they automatically imported in at Wordpress for me). Its taking me forever to make my Blurb books (I'm doing one per year, and each year has close to 400+ pages that I need to condense posts onto pages etc...). I hate to delete my Typepad stuff before having the books printed, but I'm thinking as long as they're on Wordpress I'm ok, right?
So...all this mumble jumble. For now, I'll be posting at Blogger.com to make sure I'm ready for the commitment. I think saving the $100ish a year on Typepad will be smart (even though it seems a tiny amount for a whole year, I think... hmm... thats close to $10/month... and we really should cut corners wherever we can and this is one easy way to do it), and I have lots of other blogs on Blogger. I like that I can create and create and create numerous accounts rather than just 3 that Typepad allows you. So... it makes sense, right?
Can you tell I'm nervous about this change? A whole 4 paragraphs about it! HAHA! Anyhow, visit my blog HERE from now on.. until further notice.