New Home

Welcome to my slightly-less-humble-than-before abode. The move was prompted by various additional features WordPress offered, mostly relating to comments and statistics. The only snag encountered so far is that, despite trawling FAQs and fora both here and back at LJ, I’ve not found a way of importing the comments so many of you kindly left over at the old blog. The entries themselves are all present and correct, but if you want to peruse the wit and wisdom they originally provoked, you’ll have to go back and see them here, where they will remain for all posterity. I suppose I could go through and copy them all over manually myself, logging in as the appropriate person separately for every comment. Yeah, I’ll save that one for a rainy day‚ĶAlternatively, all of you who commented back there could find the relevant entry in the archives over here and re-enter your comment.

*wind, tumbleweeds*

Ok, ok, it was just a thought. I’m also trying to import my blogroll, but that may also have to be done manually. I thought computers were supposed to do everything for you? If you encounter any other technical hiccoughs, please let me know, and try to be patient with me, for I am a bear of little brain.

Thanks to Jagosaurus, Sgazzetti and Erik for advice and encouragement.


6 thoughts on “New Home

  1. Jane October 12, 2007 / 3:10 pm

    Woo-hoo! Welcome to WordPress. I’m sorry it didn’t import comments. I assumed it would. It would have imported mine from Blogger had I not had them in another program.

    Looks good.

    Rowlf! Hee-hee.


  2. sgazzetti October 12, 2007 / 8:03 pm

    Right on!

    I’ll be a bit surprised if there is not a solution to your lost comments issue. Whether you have the inclination/time to pursue it far enough to resolve it may be another story. I’m impressed with how quickly you got the move accomplished, and I agree with Jane, it’s got a good look.


  3. simon October 13, 2007 / 5:24 pm

    Sgazzetti – re: importing comments. I can do it one entry at a time, but apparently I can’t save them as XML files, and WP only lets me upload XML files. (LJ let me save the entries themselves as XML, obviously…).
    I may have a stopgap solution, which I’ll try next week.
    As for the design, I’d love to be able to change the font of the title, and maybe add an outline or shadow or something so that it doesn’t get lost against the header image, but on the other hand I’d rather not wade (yet) into the Custom CSS minefield. I’ll continue tinkering until I find something I’m prepared to lve with.


  4. andrea November 5, 2007 / 7:44 pm

    Aw, *sniff*, you’re growing up so fast, Simon. Cheers to graduating from LiveJournal.


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