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I began publishing the Vagabond Journey Travelogue through Wordpress. Everything that was previously published will stay right where it is — unchanged — the only thing that is different is that the index page and all new entries will be done through the Wordpress blogging system rather than Blogger. This will allow you to access [...]

I began publishing the Vagabond Journey Travelogue through WordPress.

Everything that was previously published will stay right where it is — unchanged — the only thing that is different is that the index page and all new entries will be done through the WordPress blogging system rather than Blogger.
This will allow you to access the old index page and read the 20 most recent entries. I reccommend that readers who have not visited in a few days to do this (then you can find out how I got married).

After much good consultation and thought, I figured that this would be the best way to go through the “migration.”

Though I suppose this move is more like giving someone the slip in the middle of the night rather than migrating anywhere.

The navigational structure will remain the same, only WordPress will pick up where Blogger left off.

There will be a few hour delay as I get everything in proper working order, so go to http://www.vagabondjourney.com/travelogue/blogger.html and you can view the travelogue as you normally would.

This is a move for the future. Simply put, Blogger is too clunky to run a professional blog off of.

As always, I welcome all feedback, advice, and suggestions.

Thank you.

Walk Slow,

Wade

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About the Author:

Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 88 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3424 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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  • craig | travelvice.com July 10, 2009, 12:27 am

    Yeah, I know… I copped out and did the exact same thing for my own reasons (keeping old content published with Blogger. It’s annoying in some ways, but in other beneficial. A word of advice though, do whatever you’re going to do with the site before you start moving about again — as baby + travel + keeping your spouse happy + keeping you happy + blogging = more time than you’ve got.

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  • craig | travelvice.com July 10, 2009, 12:35 am

    Oh, and be sure to install ‘Edit Comments’ (so that I, and others, can fix our typos)!

    http://www.raproject.com/wordpress/wp-ajax-edit-comments/

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  • admin July 10, 2009, 7:23 pm

    Yeah, that just seemed to be the best way to do it.

    Thanks for the suggestion about getting the comment editing plug in. Good idea.

    Wade

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