I’m in Chattanooga attending my fourth LibertyCon–a very odd, nice little science fiction convention. It’s odd and nice because something over half of all the attendees are authors, editors, artists, or other professionals making a living (or trying to) writing/producing science fiction–mostly literary (i.e. books/e-books).
That’s odd because most SF conventions’ attendees are overwhelmingly fans, with the authors et al being a relative minority. It’s nice because yours truly continues to have aspirations of actually getting something written up and published some day.
LibertyCon is a little convention because its bylaws cap the attendees at 750. So you basically can’t help but run into an author wherever you turn. It’s rubbing off on me, I think, but all too slowly!
Anyway, progress to this point: 2,042 posts published, 985 migrated posts to edit and re-publish here on WordPress.
1,673 published, 1,386 drafts to go. I’ve discovered that I may have inadvertently de-italicized some quotes. The extent of that problem is at present unknown. But it well and truly sucks. Oh, well, add another migration headache to the pile.
Also, there appear to be an unknown but significant number of posts in the drafts count which are pretty much blank. I hope that they don’t indicate that the migration wasn’t really complete. That would well and truly suck too.
Anyway, today’s tally is 313 posts migrated and published. Seems like around 300 per day is a good target for an average day’s work. So, with 1,386 to go, I have around five days’ work remaining with the first-cut migration tedium.
And then, we move on, perhaps to start posting the backlog of travel journals that have built up the past few years.
1,360 posts published, 1,701 still in draft. That’s 320 posts edited. I’m considering all of these migrated, published posts to have undergone only”first-cut” edits, as I’m aware that there are broken links, missed spaces between words and sentences, and other things that the cut-rate migration service did.
Advice for those of you migrating from one blogging platform to another: hold out for a service that does a database migration, not just a screen-scrape migration like I used. You’ll pay more, but you’ll be happier.