New Tool, New Look
So I just moved by blog over from TypePad to WordPress (.com). I’m not totally sure why i did it. I’m not promising that I’m likely to blog any more than I have been lately, which is certainly not much.
But TypePad hasn’t really been going anywhere for a long time, and I wanted to see what WordPress had to offer, and it’s certainly cheaper. So I just decided to port everything over and rebuild the page, and try to make it look better.
It actually wasn’t that much work — there was a handy exporter provided by TypePad and a handy importer provided by WordPress. There might be some broken links here and there, or missing images, but things seem pretty much in order. And WordPress.com offers pre-rolled integrations with several services like Twitter.
I’m using one of WordPress.com’s stock templates, with some slight tweaks. But I actually think it turned out OK. Surprisingly, there was a decent choice of quality templates in the gallery.
All in all, it was pretty painless for me. I hope the few of you still reading this can say the same.