First and foremost, I want to express my most sincere gratitude to everyone who has frequented my site and supported it since its launch only five months ago. Without you, this site would be nothing and I want to make it clear how much I value your readership, commentary and passion.
When I first started this experiment back in April as a simple free wordpress.com blog, I didn’t know when or if it would ever get to the point that I wanted to take things to the next level. However, because of all of you out there I am moving forward much sooner than expected.
Moving away from wordpress.com to my own server allows me the flexibility to be far more creative with the site. At the same time, I want to make the transition as painless as possible for everyone so I tried to make things look as similar as possible. All of the content is exactly where it was before. The only main difference is there are some ads on the left sidebar and there is also a “Donate via Bitcoin” page on the main menu below the main image.
Besides these changes, there are a few things everyone needs to be aware of. Current subscribers to the blog need to pay particular attention. If you have signed up to receive posts using your email address I have been informed that you will be automatically transitioned to the new site. That said, if time goes by and you are not receiving emails I ask that you go and sign up again.
Unfortunately, those of you that are subscribed through your own WordPress blogs, Gravatar, etc will have to sign up again. There is simply no way to transition automatically. I apologize for any convenience this may cause.
As far as comments, I am also unable to transfer authorization status so those of you that are already authorized to comment will have to be authorized again. Comments are a really important part of the blog so I definitely encourage all of you to continue to make the site as interactive as possible.
As with any transition, I assume there will be other hiccups along the way that I have not anticipated and I would ask that you please bear with me in the process. If you notice anything that is off, please send me a note and let me know.
At the end of the day, I want to have the flexibility to grow the site in all sorts of potential directions and migrating onto my own server is the best way to do this. Once again, I want to thank you all for coming on this journey with me and let’s continue to fight the good fight together!