It’s been a few months since I pulled my old blog over on Minionware, and I’ve procrastinated on what to do, should I try to import all the old, boring content over and hope it works? Is it really worth the trouble and frustration to do that? Do I really even still want a blog that hardly anyone reads?
After months of contemplation*, I’ve decided not to migrate the old blog, partly because apparently to import content over here on free WordPress, you need more than just the database backups. Oops. I do have all the files backed up somewhere from awhile before my last backup, but I’m too lazy to find them and see if there happens to be an RSS file in there. Plus, it wouldn’t be all my posts, only the ones from that date backwards. Meh, not worth the hassle. I also found that my zip file backups that I’d made right before I’d pulled the blog apparently are empty. Only they’re not really empty, since they have a file size. But Windows 10 beta for some reason thinks they’re empty. I’m not sure what’s going on there. Maybe if I can figure out how to open them, there will be an RSS file in there that I can import. Probably not worth the hassle though. So, anyway, I just decided to start up a new blog here, in case I decide I want to blather on endlessly about nothing.
I also might import some of my old content to their own “pages” here, like some of the stuff I wrote back when I was wandering around the WorldsAway Dreamscape. All those pages were just text, so they’re easy to just copy/paste here, no databases and config files to worry about. It’s just a matter of looking through what’s there and deciding what to put up. I’ll only do that for archiving purposes, since I don’t think that content is “out there” elsewhere on the interwebs.
As for Minionware.com, my domain expires in October 2015, and I’m not sure whether I’ll keep it active or not. If I do, it will just be a “feeder” page that directs to content elsewhere (like to my new blog, here.) The free hosting on my current provider only allows for five basic pages, and it’s quite a pain in the arse to update things because I can’t just do text HTML files and photos and upload them like I used to do with my old site. It forces me to use this dopey “web page builder” web interface instead. Mostly I’m trying to keep my costs down as low as possible (free, preferably) and make maintenance as easy as possible (hosting on “commercial” sites so I don’t have to constantly update WordPress, database software, PHP, etc like I had to do on my old site. It was nice having an externally hosted page because it allowed almost complete control of content with no ads, but the downside was I had to keep the software up to date, and pay for hosting. I don’t care as much now about control, or not having ads on my site and whatnot like I used to, so for now anyway, free is the way it’s gonna be.
So, that’s the update on what’s going on. I may or may not make more posts haha. I’ve been excruciatingly lazy lately, and don’t really have much to say about my hideously boring life.
* Contemplation = lazy procrastination