Moving to WordPress.org…

In a completely impulsive decision, I decided to move my WordPress.com blog over to my own domain hosted on Bluehost. It’s impulsive mostly because I have no idea what I’m doing, and am quickly becoming overwhelmed. I don’t know how the transition will go, because I’m still figuring it all out. So far, I’ve got myself space and a domain name at Bluehost – michw.com. Pretty simple. But there’s nothing at michw.com yet. I managed to export this blog to xml, and import it to Bluehost really easily (it can be found, in a sort of incomlete state, at www.michw.com/blog). Now I need to figure out how to get my wordpress.com posts linked over to there. So essentially, most of the content of my blog exists in two places simultaneously. I have no idea what happens when someone searches for something in that blog now. I guess they’ll get directed here…

I did find some helpful stuff on good ol’ Google — such as this document (from this website). Although it may be a bit dated. And it’s discouraging that the links on the blog in their example don’t work any more. But I am guessing that they might have stopped paying WordPress the 10 bucks a year to forward the links to their new site…

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