For the past couple months, I’ve been looking into moving my blog entirely off the WordPress platform. I’ve had an enjoyable run with WordPress over the past fourteen years — notwithstanding the issues I had with its managed hosting — but I want to go in a direction that would be challenging to implement with WordPress plugins and themes.
Furthermore, the technologies underlying the WordPress platform are firmly rooted in the year 2005. I’d like to explore using more recent innovations in serverless cloud computing, and that will require a significant amount of change.
However, you can all relax for the moment. I’m heading out of town for almost a month at the end of next week. There’s no way I’ll finish before then, and I don’t want to do a significant migration while I’m gone away. Therefore, I’m deferring any significant changes for at least six weeks.
The reason I’m even mentioning this at all is because, in the not-so-distant past, I’ve asked blog subscribers to move their accounts over to WordPress as much as possible. Now, I’m asking you to hold tight. If you’re still subscribing to blog updates via Feedburner or Blogtrottr — I know there are still a few of you — stay there for the time being. The transition to the new blog may be easier from there.
Also, I’m finally going to create a mailing list — something I should have done a long time ago. If you’ve ever posted a comment on this blog or its predecessors, or if you’ve ever expressed an interest in some other way, I’m going to add you to the list. The mailing list won’t be a way for getting blog posts, but a way of communicating these changes that have caused some of us to lose touch. If I subscribe you and you don’t want to be on the list, just follow the unsubscribe instructions in the first e-mail — no hard feelings. I’ll post another update about the mailing list when I have more details.
And for those of you who read my last post and are wondering …
Yes, this is one of the reasons I’ve haven’t been posting recently, but it’s not the only one. It’s not even the main one. I’ll keep trickling out details until it all makes sense.