I may be ready to shut down this blog in its current incarnation...
So I'm thinking about calling an end to this version of duffbert.com in its Notes-based design... as in burn it all down and start fresh.
I've been going through a dry spell with my writing, so this hasn't gotten as much attention as it has in the past. Over the last 10 years, it's changed focus and direction a number of times... job-related, technology-related, personal revelations, "random musings", and book/product reviews. "Random" has been the key word in that period of time.
I played with some of the Lotuscript agents that others have used to migrate over to Wordpress (which is where I will end up), but the dates in the comments were screwy, and there was a ton of clean-up I'd end up having to do. I'm just not sure I care enough to bother with it. I've been wanting to cut my last remaining use of Notes (my blog and personal reading list), and my hosting arrangement will be ending soon. I'm leaning towards letting that be the "start over" event, much like getting my content deleted from Google a few years ago got me moving to clean up my domain name issues.
Duffbert.com has been important to me in many ways over the years, and it was a significant part of making me who I am and what I was able to do both personally and professionally. While I stand behind any and everything I've put there over the years, there's a big chunk that's just not relevant any more (like tech notes for versions of Notes no longer supported). My book reviews end up on Amazon (and FB and Twitter and ...) so I'm not sure if the duplication on my blog is as necessary as it once was to me. My "random thoughts" end up on Twitter or FB in most cases. In short, if I were to kill off the old content, now would be as good a time to do it as any other.
What I may do is start the new version of duffbert.com, and copy over select content with the dates of the original posting. I may consolidate any comments for that entry into a single comment (or add it to the bottom of the post). That way I can keep some of the "duffbert.com classics" and weed out content that just doesn't matter any more.
So... all that to say there will be some changes in April, and I'll come into the 21st century of the blogging world. :)