After five years here at Tumblr, I’m moving my blog once again. Seems I tend to make these moves on my big blogversaries…it’s 15 years this month that I started writing online, and in that time, I’ve posted 3,658 posts at the Blogger, WordPress, and Tumblr sites that I’ve had along the way. How do I know the exact number? Because this week I’ll be transferring over to a new WordPress site that will bring together all of the posts from those blogs in one place. Pretty cool, for me at least, to have all those tidbits of thinking and learning at one searchable domain that I can control, hopefully, forever.
This transfer is not without it’s complications, however, and try as I might (and with the help of some knowledgable friends) I’ve been unable to find a relatively easy way of getting the comments from these various sites to port over into the new one. I was able to get 16,000+ comments from my Weblogg-ed.com WordPress site, and to be honest, they are part of the heyday of my blogging and have great meaning to me. Unfortunately, my Disqus comments on my Tumblr site may be lost, which saddens me. (Still working on this if anyone has ideas…) But at this point, it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make in order to get my house in order. And of course, lots of links from around the web will also break (I think.) Such is Web life, I guess.
As always, I sincerely thank all of you who have been reading my entries over the years. It’s been an incredible learning journey that I’m looking forward to continuing at my new blog when it goes live hopefully Wednesday or Thursday. Things have changed greatly over the years; there are new venues where I’m writing and posting, there are new audiences to build, and there are even more interesting and important conversations around the present and future of education that we need to have. I’m still learning and evolving and trying to make sense of the chaos that’s happening around us. But more than at any point in my life, I’m committed to engaging in conversations that are focused on making schools better places for learning for our kids and for our teachers. I started as a tools guy 15 years ago; today, I’ve moved, obviously, to a much different space. Here’s to continuing to grow and learn and evolve with you moving forward.