I know you’re out there. I can feel you now. I know that you’re afraid… you’re afraid of us. You’re afraid of change. I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it’s going to begin. I’m going to hang up this phone, and then I’m going to show these people what you don’t want them to see. I’m going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.
– Neo (The Matrix)
Just a quick post here, as these comments, an interlude as such, are caught somewhere between ‘been there’ and ‘nice to be here’. As I mentioned elsewhere, I’ve decided to ‘self-host’ this blog and therefore am migrating it to the WordPress blogging platform and away from Google Blogger. It’s something I should’ve done ealier, or perhaps even from the start. However, as with many folks, it was a combination of fear and complacency that prevented me from doing so.
An Explanation: Feel The Fear
It was fear of the uknown which stopped me from learning WordPress. I eventually did and started two other blogs, the Penniless Blogger, as well as ELT Vista. Those two blogs, supporting langauge teachers and bloggers everywhere, are thriving and I’m enjoying the ease and flexibility at which I can make all things possible. I’m also less concerned that one day I may wake up and find that Google has decided to axe my blog and all it’s content. Lesson to be learned: putting all your eggs in someone else’s basket breeds worry. Moreover, bloggers take note, there’s a few good articles on the poor practice of what’s called ‘digital sharecropping’. See links below for details.
Ok, maybe it was also ineptitude on my part for ‘short sheeting’ what matters most, my art. Who knows.
A Conclusion: Let My People Go
What I do know, however, is that hesitation leads to stagnation, which leads to rot and eventually decay. Death follows. Therefore, I’ve felt impelled to wrest myself from the confines and constructs of Google blogspot slavery. Yes, this blog was born into ‘blogspot’ bondage. Time to set it free.
If you are reading this at http://woolyyarn.blogspot.com: Know that nothing remains here at, except the ghostly presence of yet another false start. This blog is now self-hosted using WordPress at www.loiteringwords.com Hope to see you there soon.
If you are reading this from the new WordPress set up, you may now rejoice along with me for my new found freedom. Thanks in advance for making the trip.
On Digital Sharecropping:
On making the move:
I am immensely thankful to John Saddinglton, the Tentblogger, for his invaluable advice on migrating from Blogger to WordPress:
Other Suggested Reading: