I just closed my Typepad account. It was really weird. I’d been with them since 2004 so it’s a bit of an end of era. I knew I had to do it simply because I couldn’t afford them anymore and it was silly having an account with them while I also had webspace and a domain name. Hence my move to self hosted WordPress blogs. I’ve been busy all week making sure that the links on my archives and images were up to date. It wasn’t too bad, well, aside from the sore neck I developed from concentrating!, but it wasn’t seamless either.
One of my concerns about leaving Typepad was about my urls, particularly the address for KnitCast snce it appears that the typepad url had even been published in books. But TypePad really are good guys. Even when you close down a paid Pro account with them you get to keep one blog for free. And your old urls redirect to that free blog. So I’ve now got a “these blogs have moved” post that’ll stay up there longer than the 28th of this month when my paid account was going to lapse. That’s great as even if people go to the wrong address they’ll still be able to find their way to this blog and to Knitcast. And with the new KnitCast all edited and uploaded and just waiting to go live on Monday, it’s very important to me that people are able to find it.
Oh, I’m still trying to find a WordPress theme that I like for the KnitCast site. Any suggestions would be welcomed. I tend to like fairly simple and clear themes.