Today I took a very big step and moved Maggie’s Notebook from Blogger to WordPress. I think you will find the all-new-Maggie’s Notebook much cleaner and more pleasing to the eye, easier to navigate and easier to find recent posts that may be of interest.
I certainly did not do this by myself. Friend, website designer, pastor, blogger and podcaster, Jeremy Sarber, has done a major work here. He installed the theme, migrated almost 4,000 posts and it appears the links are still live. He also started me off with a bevy of wonderful features.
Other essential help came from Karen at The Lonely Conservative and LD at Political Realities. I could not have made this move without their gentle nudges and offers of assistance, as well as ChicagoRay – on hiatus from blogging at this moment, but he has long encouraged me to “move on,” and was very generous with his time when I needed a blog “fixer.”
If you have commented at Maggie’s Notebook in the past, I have lost all of my commenting history, but eventually decided it was worth letting-go. The old system was a thorn in the side of many. You’ll find the new system very user-friendly.
This will be a work in progress. If you see odd things, like more than one ‘tweet’ button inside a post, please ignore it. I know there are kinks to be worked out. I hope you will leave some feedback about the new features and visuals, whether you like them or not. Please share you opinions with me. After several months of blogging problems at the old site, including a frustrating election season, I’m ready to blog about our new Congress.
If this is your first time to visit Maggie’s Notebook, thank you for coming, and if you have found your way here from the original site, thank you so much for continuing to visit.
Thanks to Norm at Storm’n Norm’n for the great graphic.