Goodbye Typepad…Hello WordPress (Beta)

by Marianne Richmond on August 13, 2007

UPDATE: RSS Feeds are currently being fixed and are expected to be fully working by 12am CST tonight. Sorry for the inconvenience.

UPDATE: Most links to this site are now correctly routed. There may still be a few posts that don’t forward correctly so please just search for them on the new blog.

Asking Typepad support for help is like trying to see the Major in Catch-22; you are lead around in big circle but the question is never answered. The Major is never quite in.

The latest: A series of error messages that asked that I report what I was doing when the error occurred. I deligently informed them what I had been doing via the little box provided and just as diligently I would get a response from Typepad support asking what I was doing when the error occurred. At first, what I was doing was not important. On Friday, what I was doing was trying to publish a post. So after filling out the little “tell us what you were doing” form several times, I opened up a help ticket that said “I cannot publish a post.” Thus the all too familiar circle game began.

What were you doing? What was I doing when I couldn’t publish a post? Clicking on publish….

Eventually, I got a semblance of an answer. Something to do with Technorati code. Technorati and my blog are another one of life’s unsolved mysteries. Despite many email responses from Technorati’s Janice Myint I still don’t get their link count and try to ignore it. I have been talking about a move to Word Press for over a year….this seemed like an idea whose time had come.

I have never understood why Typepad provides such poor tech support; but then again, why does anyone?

Stowe Boyd recently blogged Typepad Headache 506 and Typepad Headache 507. I am glad someone is keeping count.

So, thanks to Chris I have made the move and so far so good. For awhile though, this blog design will be a work in process; a beta, perhaps, like the rest of life.

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Kathy August 17, 2007 at 8:20 pm

Congratulations on your move from Typepad to Wordpress. I did the same thing about a year ago.

manish jain August 20, 2007 at 8:36 pm

good move, the wordpress platform is awesome and more importantly the developer community is growing day by day – which means more plugin’s and themes.

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