This is probably going to sound a little stupid, but it’s actually psychically nice to have the Whatever working. Having the site down and/or in various states of internal implosion was actually not very good for me; it’s one thing to decide to take a week or two from the site because I want to, and to have the site down for a better part of a month because one part of it doesn’t want to play nice with the other part. I regret to say that crap like that distracts me intensely; I’m not particularly zen when one of my main avenues of play and steam release (and, yes, also publicity and business) gets pulled out from under me.
Now, whether WordPress will cause me grief over time is something I’ll have to see, but so far, so good. The site handled 18k unique visitors yesterday without either a blip or complaint from my host. I’m down a bit from the usual attendance, but then again, I’ve been not writing here for weeks at a time recently, so, really, what should I expect. I’ll deal with any glitches that come as we get back up to cruising speed. But for now, hey, I got my site back, and that’s a pretty happy feeling.
I’ll probably continue to do additional fiddling, and building out of the site over the next several days, but it’ll be mostly minor stuff, and I can’t imagine that most of you will care one way or another, and I’m pretty fed up with it myself, so my plan is to just stop talking about it and start writing about other stuff for a while. IF you have suggestions for topics, by all means put them in the comment thread. I could use a kick start after sputtering about for so long.