不如從新開始

昨晚那篇是本新居的第一 post。現在再補充。

首先,我再次要後悔不早一點獨立。如我所說,整個搬家過程,由 installation 到揀 theme 再加些少 customization,全程真的可以在一小時內搞掂並開張大吉(Wordpress 的 安裝過程真的如他們自己所吹噓,是一件五分鐘之內的事)。其間我已建構好用分類來定 URL 永久連結(現在歸納為三大分類:湊仔經吃喝玩樂民間研究),加入 tagging 系統,做好 Google customer search engineXML sitemap,更新了 Feedburner feed,甚至連 iPhone 的 WordPress 2.1 blog client 也弄好!

唯一的問題,是舊文。

回想當日我由 Blogspot 轉去 Mysinablog,結果其實是逐篇文 copy and paste 過去。但今時唔同往日,八百幾篇,點抄?如陳牛同學所說:兩年前,我首度接觸 WordPress,感覺良好,但最後也是因為不知怎樣可以將文章匯出而放棄。而且,原址的流量不錯,一下子要回到由零開始吸引人流和 SEO,有點不捨。

今日又怎樣?心態真的不同了。自從 Jacky 兄提點說可以用 Google Reader 的 Atom Feed 一次過抓下幾百篇文,要將舊文備份已不是一個問題(只是轉化不到在這裡出現而已)。在這裡(暫時)只看到新文其實又再沒有甚麼所謂,因為我在這裡寫文,最根本的目的,是想切合那副題「不要忘記」。只要在某地方切實記下,便已達到目的。至於人流和 SEO 的問題嘛 ~ 要來看的,自然會來。其他經 Google/Yahoo 來看一篇便走的,儘管幫補了流量,本也不是我的目標(我又不是靠這個 blog 為生,其實多人經過又如何?最緊要是有真心想看的讀者嘛!)。

就這樣,如果不用搬文的話,我這個 Project 便已達標。而且,扣除我為了搬舊文而苦惱的時間,整個 project 真的只用了一小時,以我這個 programming 門外漢來說,簡直像穿了 Avatar 去飛天遁地的地球人一樣心花怒放!

The Myth of Not Updating

I have not been updating my blog for almost 2 weeks now. Why? Coz I would like to get my blog a new home. The purpose is to make it more flexible so that I could start to organize my thoughts about my research more effectively. Now I have done it. So, please come and take a look!

I picked WordPress. And after the transfer, I know why so many people have picked the same thing. I am amazed by how easy the task has been, thanks to the super super user-friendliness of WordPress. It let me enjoy the flexibility and capability that a decent software / platform should have, as an outsider. The actual setting up and customization only took me around an hour (the pain is how I could export my old stuff to here, but I have given that up after a few tries, coz I simply don’t have time for it). Now I feel regret not to move earlier (I did say it out loud 2 years ago.)

With the new structure, I try to make it more organized (with categories and related URL links). I won’t update my old site ngszehin.mysinablog.com anymore. The new domain is ngszehin.net, with the same old Feedburner RSS. Please bookmark / subscribe me.

Stay tuned, folks!!