It’s finally time to move the blog off an old, archaic platform! Back when the blog was started (~6 years ago!), Blogger seemed to be the quick and easy way to do it, while still being able to use my own domain and server.
Down the road, Google acquired Blogger, and I joined the Exchange team at Microsoft. For a while, the blog existed in a twilight zone — a blog about Exchange, Windows and other things Microsoft, published using Blogger, with RSS feeds fed by FeedBurner (another Google acquisition), Search provided by Bing (and its predecessor— Live Search), with Google AdSense ads on top!
It’s time for yet another change— one I haven’t had adequate time to prepare for. Blogger is shutting down its FTP service, which means blogs such as this won’t be able to publish to their own servers using FTP. Moving to Blogger’s new system would probably mean the loss of a lot of customization.
I have decided to move to WordPress instead— for long the platform of choice for me. I haven’t had sufficient time to migrate all the posts yet, and migrating comments would certainly be very time-consuming. If you know of any ways to automate this (I’m using Google’s old template-based sytem), feel free to leave a comment.
Blogger cuts off FTP support on May 1. It’ll be an interesting move.