I’m jumping off the topics of fashion and footwear momentarily in this blog entry to let you know that all in my blogging world isn’t champagne and canapés.
The blogging platform I currently use (Posterous) was recently acquired by Twitter. From the outside this sounds like a good thing as Twitter is one of the most popular social media tools on the Internet with 250,000,000 tweets per day and over 100,000,000 active users.
However, in a statement to its users, Posterous’ official blog said “Posterous Spaces will remain up and running without disruption. We’ll give users ample notice if we make any changes to the service.”
Critiques and news articles such as this one from Mediabistro and WordPress’s blog stating that its Posterous importer has risen by over 250% is evidence that change is about to come for users which may not be for the better.
I can’t help but feel frustrated and worried about this situation. I started The Souls of My Shoes during a moment in my life surrounded by confusion and change. Initially, blogging about fashion and footwear was a cathartic means to express myself intellectually and creatively. Now, it’s become an integral part of my world – three years of writing, content and my life is wrapped up into this site and the threat of upheaval is not to be ignored.
Therefore, in the new few weeks, I’m hoping move this blog over to WordPress. Many professional blogs and bloggers use WordPress, and it has come recommended by the techies in my Twitter stream – thanks @DannyBrown, @thehartley, @jaimewoo and @stevetilley for the advice.
I hope this will be a smooth and painless transition. I’ll continue to post entries in the meantime but I ask that you please be patient as things progress; I may change up the design and appearance of The Souls of My Shoes to refresh its look and feel.
By now means am I tech whiz but if you are or can provide some help on how to transfer content over please leave a comment in the entry or send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.