A few months ago I was alerted to the fact that hosting for this site was going to need to be renewed and, well, it got me thinking about changes.
I’ve run various incarnations of this site on WordPress for well over decade. Much of my company’s revenue comes from sites running WordPress. It’s been comfortable for me and, in many ways, has taken care of me and my family for years financially. But here I was, at this decision to re-up my hosting and I realized that I needed - no, I wanted - to make a change.
Micro.blog has been on my radar ever since the initial Kickstarter. My go-to clutch of tech-related podcasts all mentioned it at one time or another and I immediately fell in love with idea behind it. As I am wont to do, I sat back, watched it grow and evolve with care and intention over time. It made me curious about something new (that was birthed from something old) and made me excited about what was coming next.
As soon they opened it up to non-backers I snagged an account and waded in. The rest is history. I migrated years content from WordPress and imported it all seamlessly to a paid Micro account. The old hosting account is closed and a new chapter has begun! Like every major revision of this site and its focus, there are some obvious changes to behold. You’ll witness an uptick in smaller, tweet-like posts which, hopefully, will lend to more concise and fleshed out longer posts. Regardless of the type of output though, I am looking forward to using this space again. It’s not lost on me at all at how much it has languished over the last year or two.
I plan on putting together a postmortem on the migration from WP to M.B at a future date (spoiler alert: it was surprisingly easy with a few gotchas that were, if I’m being honest, mostly self-induced). Oh and for the record: this move is not a boycott of WordPress. I still recommend it for SO many endeavors and will continue to do so. It’s just that, right now? It’s a bit of a sledgehammer-being-used-on-a-tack-nail as far my personal needs are concerned.
There are still some visual tweaks I want to do with the current chosen theme but, for now, I am immensely happy to be here and to be a part of this community that is trying to make the web what it used to be: kind, open (in both web standards and arms), as well as a place where our words are ours and not some product that companies are constantly trying to harness.
Micro.blog already feels good. I feel at home here.
And that’s a lovely feeling. 😌