Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Message From The Editor: Blogging Platforms

Hello everyone,

Thanks for bearing with me over the past couple of weeks. Things have been a bit rough, and I've had to fight the Blogger platform lately to get it to put out blog posts at all. Fortunately, I am still able to put out weekly posts, but the times, dates, and content have been publishing incorrectly.

So I'd like to let you all know that I will be changing blogging platforms. Frankly, I'm a bit fed up with the ancient, buggy Blogger interface, and Google's lack of any real competitive features has turned me off of getting excited about the future of my content. I don't love the theme, and Blogger doesn't really give you a lot of leeway or tasteful options. So here I sit, unsatisfied. Which is what is precipitating the choice to move away from Blogger to something else.

The links and images should stay the same to posts that have already been created. I'll attempt to redirect any of the popular non-post links (e.g. the About page) to the correct places as well. Also, the formatting of each post should be similar, but I'm hoping for easier editing on my end (Markdown, here I come!)

Anyway, lots of changes are in the air. I'll be hunting for the right blog platform as things progress, and hopefully I will have all of the content moved over by the end of the year.

I'll put out another non-weekly post once I learn a little more about what I want to do. Thanks for all of the views and the support.

Rob