As you might have noticed, things have been quieter than usual around here. In addition to a flood of work, a busy semester and a lot of local activity, my Movable Type installation went haywire on me a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, MT support has declined to almost nil (at least for semi-pro bloggers like myself who don’t want to pony up a few hundred a year for paid support) – it now consists of two or three very knowledgable people on the MT forums. I suppose Six Apart knows what it’s doing, but I don’t want anything to do with it (maybe that’s their point).
So, after more than 8 years using Six Apart’s Movable Type, I’ve now moved everything over to WordPress. Bit the bullet and figured out PHP. I started out by launching a side project (because I don’t have enough to do), and then worked on shifting Brooklyn 11211 over – 499 regular posts and over 1,000 linked list posts since I relaunched the site in 2007. I’m still getting used to it, and there are still some kinks (don’t click on the “Archives” link), but for the most part I’ve been able to recreate the functionality of my MT design and add new functionality (pushing to Twitter!).
Hopefully, with all this new functionality, I’ll be able to get back to my volume of semi-regular posting.” At least I now have one less excuse for not posting.