Moving from Typepad to WordPress

Blogging is a bit like trying to get to the mountain through a forest of trees.

Blogging is a bit like trying to get to the mountain through a forest of trees.

My previous blog is still being hosted on Typepad.com. They’ve been pretty good hosts, but the allure of moving to WordPress has become too great.

Plus it’s a lot cheaper to set up a domain on GoDaddy and build WordPress sites there than it is to do the same thing on TypePad.

My family and job duties being what they are, I don’t know that I’ll write as much as I’d like to, but I’m going to make a go of it.

Another vector that has me creating a new blog is the idea of not giving all my thoughts to a site I don’t actually control (like Facebook or Google+).

I’ll still share to those sites, but the source content really should be living somewhere that I can control  in case FB’s algorithms/humans decide I’ve broken a rule or something.

If you’re new to my world, the kinds of things you can expect by way of topics are more or less as follows:

  • Marketing, since it’s my day job so I’m around it a lot.
  • Technology stuff–I’m a bit of a geek. Love using it to get more done (being paperless, for example).
  • Some political thoughts, although I try to limit this because I like my low blood pressure.
  • Things related to being a father of five amazing kids.
  • Whatever’s left. Most of these things come to me in the shower, though, so may have to wait until I get a water-resistant Samsung S5 (refer to previous “I’m a geek” statement).

Writing is as much for me as it is for anyone who may want to read what I write (for some reason).  I find it cathartic and so gaining a following is really not something I’m aiming for particularly–at least not for this blog.

By all means comment and join in, though, if something strikes a chord and you want to chat about it. Engagement is good fun and I enjoy it tremendously.

Here’s to another self-publishing adventure!

 

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