Maybe it’s a midlife crisis, maybe I’m bored with old school blogging, maybe the petty annoyances of Squarespace have gotten to me; but whatever the cause, I am moving my blogging from the old /Message (located at www.stoweboyd.com/message) to Stowe Boyd (which is temporarily located at stoweboyd.tumblr.com).
I guess am dropping the more or less superfluous /Message, and making my blog eponymous since it has long been a solo effort, and the /Message overhead isn’t worth the confusion.
via Paul Robinson
I am forced to these gyrations since a/ Tumblr has no import support whatsoever, and b/ Squarespace will let me export into Moveable Type format, but will not let me redirect posts outside the domain name I am using there.
I had considered Posterous, but the themes seem very scanty there, and the only mechanism for importing is reading one of the existing services they know how to spider, which doesn’t include Squarespace. And at any rate, they don’t conserve the old URLs anyway.
In the next few days I will port over the most active and popular posts, and I will hire a teenager to start working on the archives.
I am forced to leave around 5000 comments behind; I will try to figure out some way to do something about that. Even using Disqus wouldn’t have helped, since all the URLs are screwed up.
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