For approximately a half hour this morning I had this travelogue on WordPress.
Everything went smoothly. I simply published an index page with WordPress to the same address as this travelogue with the attempt of leaving all of the Blogger generated pages right where they were — without altering anything.
Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
in Bangor, Maine USA – July 8, 2009
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This would work out fine, as I do most of the navigation for this travelogue manually with self generated index pages (directory, by world region, and year).
I stood in a position where I could take up the line with WordPress that was laid down with Blogger.
Except . . .
I could not find a theme worth using. I could not find a theme that I liked even remotely as much as the one that I created through the Blogger publishing platform.
The page that you are reading now started out as a simple two column Minima template that I massacred, buggered, and mutated to be exactly what I want it to be.
I could not find a WordPress theme that could match my preferences. Most of them just look plain stupid. I run the Arras theme for the homepage, travel help, and Feature stories parts of Vagabond Journey.com, and this is what I tried to use for the travelogue . . . but it just did not seem right.
The problems that I am having with Blogger are “known issues” and I will wait out a month for them to fix them. Until then, I will be searching for an appropriate theme.
I can now begin publishing with WordPress at the touch of a button.
I really wish that I could just use the template that I currently use of this traveloge with WordPress . . .
Looking for a path through the woods.