Friday, April 14, 2006

Growing Up Blogger

Like many bloggers, this site started out as a lark. In the Summer of 2004, a colleague said something to me along the lines of, "Hey, smartypants, why don't you start a blog?" And after fretting about "not having much to say" at the time, alluvasudden it's 2 years later.

Blogging is fun. I like it. I like knowing that, 2 years later, I still have enough goin' on in my skull to ward off a premature senility. After assiduously avoiding "professional organizations" like the PRSA, I like the feeling of being part of a larger community of PR pros. And because (like most bloggers?) I have a large-but-tender ego, I like it that over 1,000 people come here every month. It ain't Scobel traffic or anything, but that's at least 999 visitors a month, even after you count my mom. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Because I'm 2 years into it and not likely to "retire" from blogging anytime soon, it is time to upgrade. Using a free service like Blogger, I am starting to feel like that guy in the new Acura commercials who clacks away on a typewriter - amidst looks of disbelief from his fellow patrons in an Internet cafe.

So, per the advice of several fellow bloggers, sometime in the next couple of weeks, this blog will be moving to a new site - (beta is up now, but don't bother visiting yet!) - and a new blogging platform (Movable Type).

My tech guy assures me that a visit to this current "blogspot" site will automatically re-direct browsers to the new site but, frankly, I am not sure how many problems this transition might cause, nor how many readers I might lose in the move... All I know is that I am tired of hearing my tech guy sigh,"Yeah, ummm, Blogger doesn't let us do that," whenever I've suggested a cool tweak or widget for the blog.

If anyone has any advice, suggestions, words-of-caution, etc., I'd love to hear from you.


Blogger Jeremy said...

Don't do it?

People harass me all the time for being on Blogger, but close to three years on one address, and I have no plans to give it up.

Anyway, I have blogs on Typepad and Wordpress, so I use all three format.

April 17, 2006  
Blogger PR-Guy said...

"Not doing it" crossed my mind. ;)
Which of your 3 formats do you prefer?

April 17, 2006  

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