Well, I decided to go for it and just move all my stuff over to WordPress, back on my own webspace. It’s fantastic so far! I have full control over everything — though I don’t want to mess with anything too tricky just yet. But all my blog posts have been brought over, as well as all comments. There are some missing photos from older posts, but I’m slowly going through them and seeing what I can do about those. A lot of the really old stuff will be a little wonky for a while until I can go through it all and get some stuff prettied up. I also need to decide if I want to drop the Total Obscurity name, since I haven’t really used that name on my site for six years.
This has also been a fun opportunity to go through some stuff I haven’t had on my site in years and re-post it. Anyone remember the “Outbursts” section? That was my blog before I even had a blog…there’s a ton of stuff in there that isn’t online anymore, I sort of forgot about it. I’ve also brought back Meth and Your Veins (originally posted exactly six years ago) and Blurry Visions, which you can find up in the Pages drop-down menu. They’re just some fun items I did ages ago that are still pretty funny, if I do say so myself. Which I do! 🙂 Of course there are some older writings that are a little embarrassing and I’m not sure I want to re-post them. Like back in 2004 when I was going through a breakup and was completely heartbroken and pouring my feelings out on my site. Ugh. Nowadays it would be all over Facebook, probably…
Anyway, I’ll be tweaking the look and feel of the site in the coming weeks. I’ve finally settled on a theme I like, but I need to insert a banner image and maybe something in the background… But the layout looks pretty good, it’s clean and organized and infinitely tweakable. An email address is not required to post comments. You can register if you want, which I believe lets you add custom icons and whatnot, but it’s also not required. That’s all up to you, the five or six people who still stop by to read this stuff! 🙂
So that’s that. Unless something horrible happens that drives me back to TypePad crying for my mommy, I’m back to being self-hosted and self-maintaining of my “output” (for lack of a better word). Yay!