After moving my blog from Blogger to WordPress, I’ve been very pleased with the results, particularly when it comes to pingbacks and trackbacks.
There’s only a couple of minor things left to work out:
1. I tried using Day by Day’s mouseover code but it caused the blog to vanish temporarily. Here’s a second try, with code that Chris Muir himself sent:
I’m thrilled to have heard from Chris himself. He’s one of the great gods of the blogosphere!
(I’m still having a little trouble with the mouseover code, so for now at least, I’ll use the horizontal box.)
2. After the move, Memeorandum can’t seem to be able to find my posts. Whether it’s because my traffic count dropped to zero (really!) because there were several days the blog was down, and then I had the sitemeters turned off for the move and Memeorandum goes by weeks-old stats, or whether they’re looking at the old feed (http://faustasblog.com/atom.xml) instead of the new, correct feed, which is http://faustasblog.com/?feed=rss2 (please subscribe if you haven’t already), or for any other reason, I have no way of knowing.
The Memeorandum spiders work in mysterious ways.
Give a blogger a hand, and link to my posts!
3. Trolls seem to have disappeared, so I’m not having to request commenters to register. However, there’s an inordinate amount of spam comments, from Viagra to “adult” websites. The spammers are talented in following posts threads. For instance, this post attracted chain saw sellers, and this one Indian casinos links.
Unrelated to the WordPress move, but related to its timing, I am going as a credentialed blogger to the Republican National Convention. If you would like to help me cover my expenses, I’ll be most grateful if you contribute through the PayPal “Donate” button.
And, last but not least, a big hug of thanks to all of you who support my daily podcasts. I am very grateful for all your kind comments and hope you will continue to listen daily. Please invite your friends to listen. As I say in the podcasts, Latin America doesn’t exist in a vaccum, and what happens in our hemisphere is at least as important as news from more far-away places.