After having my blog hosted by Lotus911 (later GBS) at bleedyellow.com for almost five years, I have decided to switch blog platform. The main reason is due to limitations in IBM Connections as a blog platform (no anonymous comments and issues for example when trying to embed videos). I decided to go with WordPress as my blog platform, as it is common and widely supported.
Another advantage with a WordPress hosted blog that is that I now can have the blog hosted under my personal domain, as blog.texasswede.com.
Earlier today I imported the existing content to the new blog. I will write about that process in another blog entry shortly. Basically I wrote a couple of Lotusscript agents in Notes and retrieved the existing blog content and then reformatted it for WordPress. As I did not have very many comments, I did not import them, as I decided the amount of work was not worth it. They can be found on my old blog, as I will keep it alive. That way all the links to it from different placs will also continue to work.
I have not verified all old entries, so if you notice anything that need to be fixed, please let me know. One known issue is when I reference another blog entry, the link will currently take you to bleedyellow.com.
Again, a big thanks to GBS who hosted my blog for the last five years, and who got me into blogging. I had made some attempt prior to 2008, but never got motivated enough. Hopefully the switch to WordPress and the greater possibilities will lead to me blogging more frequently than lately.