Friday, February 02, 2007


Major blog overhaul is coming. Yeah, I know I keep saying it, but this time it's true. I swear.

Blogger Beta has been bad to me. I've been bad to me - but Blogger Beta has been worse. I keep striking out 'beta' because it is no longer beta.

When I updated from my old url to, I pretty much lost all my archived posts. I have them, but they didn't publish and I never got around to reloading them.

Two days ago when the old version of Blogger wouldn't let me log in anymore, I was forced to sign up for Blogger Beta. Well, that wiped out the 4-5 mos. of archived posts that were still visible. It also wiped out the image in my header and messed up a bunch of my settings in the template. Oy.

So, I'm leaving Blogger. I'm hopping over to Word Press as my blog editor of choice. There is just one MAJOR hitch: importing.

Had I attempted to move this blog to Word Press just a day or two earlier, it would have been somewhat of a breeze. Posts, links and comments would have come through automatically. However no images would have transferred. As it turns out it didn't matter. After having to update to the new version of Blogger, I found out Word Press cannot import anything from Blogger Beta at all. Frick!

So I am copying each and every post from Blogger - individually - and pasting it into Word Press. But to keep the integrity of the original blog, I then have to re-time stamp/date the posts so they are like they were always there. I've already updated 2003, 2004, half of 2005 and all of 2007. The bulk of my posts were 2006, so I have a few more days to go in completing this task. After that's done, then I can export them to my url. To my readership, it will be seamless. I hope.

This is a painful process - and I'm not really talking about the copy/paste functions. I am forced to look at every single one of my entries again. It's all I can do to not edit edit edit.

In its early stages the blog was not that good downright bad. Some entries were one line long. Some of them have broken links - which is understandable. At least one, I have NO idea what I was even alluding to. But, I'm leaving them as is.

At first, I wasn't sure of my blog-style: not quite essay. not quite diary. not quite one-liners. It's still 'stuff & nonsense' - and I don't see that changing. But the quality of the writing has gotten somewhat better. It's better than a Fabio penned novel, but not as good as a Marisa de los Santos one. G-d willing - I'll get there!

Within the next week, I plan to have a new look - and one that doesn't involve bigger boobies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe you need an editor. Any volunteers out there?