I appreciated the kind responses to Thursday's post. Here's the plan:
- I'm paid up for TypePad through nearly the end of the year. So there's no need to do anything immediately.
- I'm going to give myself permission to blog when I feel like it and not to blog when I don't, and not to feel guilty about it. We'll see if it works.
- Before my TypePad account expires, my plan is to move the blog over to WordPress. While the import function ino WordPress.com is quite impressive, there's not a way to preserve the current URL structure. (In other words, all of the hyperlinks would be broken, even if I had www.halfchangedworld.com pointed toward the new blog.) However, it appears that I can do this if I run WordPress off my own site. (Or to be fair, it appears that it can theoretically be done, and I have confident that T will be able to do it in practice. On my own, probably not.) Since T is already paying for web hosting that can accomodate multiple domains, we should be able to do this at no or minimal extra cost.
- Once I'm on WordPress, I'll have the option of adding extra authors (Typepad only allows this at its most expensive tier). Extra authors might help preserve this commenting/reading community even when I'm posting less.