Mischief managedAfter wasting half an hour of my life fighting to log into my Blogger account via the almighty Google, which, of course, is like attacking the Hoover Dam with a feather, I'm in!
Lucky for me, given my love-hate relationship with Blogger, the plan is (yet again, but with greater resolve this time) to migrate to a wordpress platform directed to my very own domain, which I cleverly (flag: self-flattery) purchased some time ago, but have thus far failed to put to good use. (Self-flattery negated. It all evens out in the end.)
Sneak peek of the dubious planMoving on - my domain is: escapeordinary.com and I'll launch that puppy within a month or so. (I just gave myself an out again with the 'or so' bit. Curses.) It will take a while to move posts and set things up like I like 'em, in between doing my real job.
Keeping it realThe first dilemma in migrating is deciding whether to (1) republish some or all of the old posts and back-date them or (2) republish with a current date and a note that it's being republished from x date ... or (3) republish with new dates and pretend the posts are new.
The third option sounds easier. I wouldn't have to account for the gaps (when I was writing but not posting every draft), but fake-dating seems disingenuous. My escape journey has been real, not fictional, and at the end of the day I believe the truth - warts and all - will be more helpful for others than a fully-edited version. Maybe readers can take courage in seeing my flops along the way.
What happens next?Paraphrasing Seth Godin, sometimes you have to quit trying to get all your ducks in a row and do something with the ducks you have. This project is meant to be and is, therefore, blessed by the universe, so whatever wayward ducks are left behind at this point will either fall in line or won't matter in the long run. (Moral of the story: take action.)
I'll be doing a lot of prep work on escapeordinary.com. I plan to keep posting here until launch, but in the event there is radio silence here over the next month (or so), take heart and know I'm working on that launch and enjoying the adventure along the way, virtual and otherwise.
All the best,
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