It’s my one year anniversary of moving from Blogger to WordPress.com. So, now I’m moving to WordPress.org. It’s true what they say: WordPress.com is just a gateway platform to the harder stuff.
In fact, I’m all set up to make the shift. I’ve got a domain (which I’ve actually had for a while), I have a server, and WordPress.org has been installed (thanks to Kalev, who rocks). I’m only lacking one magical ingredient: time. This semester is insanely, insanely busy. In addition to my day job, I’m teaching two new courses: the UBC one and one at SFU1 and I’m playing on two hockey teams. Oh yeah, and I’m supposed to be training for a half marathon. So I won’t be making the shift until I get a few minutes to breath2.
In the meantime, I need all you techies to answer this question: What are your favourite WordPress plugins?
Kalev has suggested this one, which, among other things, allows commenters to preview their comments before posting them. What other ones should I get? You know, for when I stop being insanely busy and get a chance to make the jump.
And speaking of being insanely busy, I’ve decided to prorogue my BC Premiers series until after the end of the semester. Writing the BC Premier series postings, which I usually do on Sundays, takes up a fair bit of time since I know pretty much nothing about BC Premiers. Unlike my usually postings where I just blather about whatever is spinning around in my brain, I actually have to read stuff. And I know that I just don’t have time to do that until the semester is over. So I’ve asked the Governor General of my blog3 for a prorogation of the BC Premier series and she has graciously agreed to allow it. Expect the series to start back up in late April, at which time I’ll present a budget.
1Which, mercifully, is online (so I don’t have to go up the mountain) and has a TA (who does tonnes o’ work and also rocks)
2Perhaps over reading break?
3As it turns out, I’m the GG of my own blog. What a lucky coincidence!