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Going to be Changing

In light of last week’s announcement of changes at Blogger, I’ve decided to go ahead and take the plunge. I’m going to be converting this blog over to WordPress. Of course, with over 8 years of customizations to the site, it’s not going to be a simple process to convert everything, so just be aware that it’s going to be going on if/when you see some things looking wonky around here. In fact, the site will probably disappear for a few hours sometime later this week, as I move it to a different server in preparation for the WordPress install.

Of course, since I have to be in court tomorrow, nothing starts until I’m comfortable with the knowledge that I won’t be spending any of my evenings and weekends working, at least long enough to see this transition through. Given the industry I work in, you’ll forgive me if plans change and I have to put this off a little bit.

Last week, I was fully prepared to be working long hours for the entire month of February, and things changed suddenly. It’s the nature of the business really. You never know when, or if, a case that you’re preparing to go to trial, will settle. It often ends up with us doing a whole lot of prep work, only to find that it never gets used, but you still have to do all the work the same way for every case, because some of them don’t settle and you have to be ready to go in court!

Anyway, consider yourselves warned, and hang on. It’s going to be a bumpy ride for a bit, but I think we’ll all be better off in the end for it!

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  1. Thats good news (both that you're moving to WordPress) and that you are busy at work. Hopefully the transition goes smoothly – I know it took me a while to get mine moved when I went from MovableType.

  2. Mike,

    I think WordPress is a FINE choice. I’ve been struggling with that one myself. WordPress is by far the most popular, it has the best user interface, it’s the most powerful, but it lacks ONE thing that keeps me from using it; static publishing. My brother, http://jerryfahrni.com, has been using WordPress for about a year not and he’s had great success with it. In fact he gave me grief for not choosing it! 🙂

    The updated site looks good, and obviously it wasn’t hard to make the transition.

    I’m still evaluating things. If I go with the “hosted on their servers” option I’d probably go with Tumblr. My current front runner for “self hosted” is Movable Type 5. They have a very powerful publishing engine, CMS, and they publish static pages.

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