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Aug292011

Welcome to the New Digs

I have to admit that I never bonded with WordPress. I know some of you love it, but it was more technical than what I wanted. It's not that I can't do technical; I just don't want to. I'm a lazy blogger, and I believe Squarespace will keep me from having to fool with anything more complex than the occasional light HTML editing or pasting in a Java snippet. 

If you got here by typing in http://www.thislamp.com, then I have successfully transferred the domain. I realize there's still a lot of work to be done here, and there will probably be a ziillion broken links, graphics to fix and the like, but I'll repair all of it over time. Squarespace conveniently imported my WordPress blog, although I still need to clean it up a bit. All of your comments were moved over, too, which is nice.

Squarespace is a bit pricey, but they have 24-hour tech support, and I've yet to ask them a question via email for which I did not receive a reply in a matter of minutes. But while I'm thinking about it, I want to publicly thank Joel Watts for all the help over the last couple of years on WordPress. Every time something major wasn't working, he fixed it. I owe you, Joel!

After I get this content cleaned up, the big project for the next ten months will be to convert over what I always call "Classic This Lamp," which are all my old posts from 2003 - 2009 from my site before I moved to WordPress. This old site is still sitting on my MobileMe iDisk, which Apple says will go away on June 30, 2012. 

Squarespace looks like it will be a good fit for now and hopefully the long run. I'm not wild about this template that I've initially chosen, but I'll fix that later on. The good news is that I can get back to blogging more regularly. Besides the fact that I've been too busy lately, I just never liked using WordPress, so I just didn't seem to look forward to writing online like I used to. Hopefully that will change now and my schedule will ease up a bit, too. 

As always, your comments are welcome.

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Reader Comments (4)

Love the new site, Rick! Very, very cool.

Now if we could just get you to weigh in on the Common English Bible, we'd be rocking and rolling! ;)

Congrats on the move!

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChad Whitley

Welcome back!

Looping forward to your new posts....

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJesús S.

I meant looking... I forgot to change the language settings on iPad virtual keyboard...

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJesús S.

Stupid iOS autocorrect :-)

August 30, 2011 | Registered CommenterR. Mansfield

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