Well, I did absolutely nothing with the migration this past weekend. I was kind of dragging all weekend and this morning woke up to some minor chest congestion, which explains the weekend lethargy, I guess. But I’m back in the saddle again, with the bonus that I didn’t have to report for jury duty this week. It’s still hanging over my head for next week, but that’s next week. Let’s get to it!
No activity yesterday, and probably none today either. Got busy with other stuff, so the migration got back-burnered. Hope to hit it hard this weekend though.
1,037 posts published, 2,021 still in draft. I deleted several which had to do with the old Geeklog blog that have absolutely zero relevance to this one on WordPress.
Today I finally figured out that the footnoted links in all of the migrated posts (indicated by a number within brackets aka  et al. were just repeats of links that were in the posts where they belonged. So I began deleting those links at the end of posts, which will result in those bracketed “footnotes” being extraneous. Deleting those footnotes however would be way more work than I want to do, so they’ll stay. I suppose I’ll edit the migrated posts whenever I feel like I need to–if I link to them from new posts, that sort of thing.
Anyway, that’s today’s status/progress report.
On we go: 302 posts published, 2,758 in draft (i.e. not yet re-formatted). I’ll update later with the totals for the day as we continue.
UPDATE 1: I’ve already spotted a couple of problems with the el-cheapo migration service I used: first, they didn’t necessarily put all of the spaces between words where they were supposed to go. This will be annoying but I doubt I’ll be going back through all 3,000+ posts to clean that up. And, additionally, some of the quotes I did show up in an italics font that’s . . . rather big. I probably won’t go back and clean that up either.
Well, maybe I’ll go clean up some of the posts, like the Journeys. After I get done migrating the lot of them.
UPDATE 2: I’m up to 759 posts published, 2,301 in draft. A good day.
You may notice that there’s actually activity here at Medary.com. I’m finally getting around to moving the old Geeklog articles over here to the shiny new-ish WordPress site. This requires some minor editing of the old posts so that they don’t look too weird here.
I’m trying to put the articles into WordPress by the same date that they were originally posted on the old Geeklog site, so you’ll eventually see a lot of months showing up over there in the “Monthly Archive” section. I probably should be categorizing the articles as I go, and putting tags on them too. But it’s going to take long enough just going through and doing the minor cleanup editing I’ll have to do. I suppose I’ll then go through them again and classify them by category and putting tags on them, once things are more or less migrated.
There’s just over 3,000 posts that need to be edited by hand, one by one, in order to get things back into good order, so this will take a while.
And then, there will be the backlog of Journeys posts that has built up since my enthusiasm for blogging waned a few years back.
UPDATE 3 Jun 2019 6:15 pm(ish):
I’ve done around 300 of the 3,000 posts so far, and that seems like enough for one day. Again, things will look a bit weird around here until everything gets where it’s supposed to be. A work in progress!