You may have noticed that some of my postings have dwindled in the past year. There have been several reasons for that, with the greatest being the additional time that fatherhood demands.
However, another big reason for the downturn has been my satisfaction with my previous blogging platform. It was a ColdFusion-based solution (which I have a bias towards being a ColdFusion developer) which was very solid. However, I had made a number of customizations to it to meet my needs, which make keeping up with new revisions nearly impossible. So, I have not been able to take advantage of new fixes and functionality, and have not had the time to redo the adjustments I had put together for previous versions.
So, I made the pretty radical decision to completely change platforms for my blog, to a more widely used application that I allows me to make customizations, but still keep up with version changes going forward.
However, the one big drawback to this is that I lost all comments on my posts (my new platform did not support importing them from my old platform), which is kind of a downer. I do still have them all in backups, but have no easy way to tie them into the new setup.
Yet, I think the transition will be worth it. I’ll have the time to focus more on writing and less on trying to maintain my old hack-and-slash solution, which is what I’d like to do anyway.