Hello! Is there anyone there? You're probably asking the same thing of me! Its been an interesting few weeks. Where do I begin?
Ok. I was ill for about a week after having a "questionable" satay in a South East Asian country. I swear I had no idea the tiles on my bathroom floor were that clean. During my recovery I decided to take a few days off from writing and photographing to "recharge" my batteries. Sometimes, blogging can really take up a lot of time as a lot of people know. The moment it becomes a "chore" I just have to back off. During my recouperation and rest, I thought long and hard about the blog platform I was using. I wasn't really enjoying using it. It took forever to get my posts online and somehow I felt I was being "left behind". (The software actually creates great websites but really lacks in the blogging arena). So I looked at Wordpress as a system to explore my food blogging. Needless to say I was hooked. I tested it locally and played around with a few ideas and decided I was to organise the blog as a content management system.
That was the easy part. The next part required me to import all my posts into Wordpress. That worked like a breeze too. However, my urls had changed which then meant I had to redirect EVERY single post, permalink and picture! That part wasn't easy. I had to physically re upload all my pictures and retype all the permalinks so people didn't get lost and google had to know I was still here. That took me five whole days and nights! It is something I never want to wish on anyone.
The old content is still here its just organised differently. Very much like an online magazine/newspaper site. The only thing I couldn't import were the comments. All 998 of them. They were mangaed by a third party and there was no way to bring them in!
I also want to apologise to everyone that I frequent on a regular basis. Sorry I couldn't come by. This project consumed the last 3 weeks of my life! I'm also sorry that I couldn't enter the few events in the blogosphere that I really love, namely the Royal Foodie Joust and Elly's Eat to the Beat.
I will be tweaking the site in the next few days so there might be a bit of "unusual" behaviour but I think everything is under control. I hope you like the new layout and the colours. I'm still not 100% sure about the green. I do however want to hear your feedback as its always welcome. I'm also "planning" on doing "foodcasts" a.k.a as podcasts. I think its a great way to get "personal" with you all and I plan on announcing my ideas about these in the next few weeks.
Cheers and happy eating!