In October of 2021, I decided to switch from a WordPress-based blog to a Hugo-based site. I mean, how can I not?!
I made a backup of my site. Set up my new site, and decided that it was a good time to review and update my site’s look and feel, and content.
But first, I had to prepare for the Microsoft 365 Conference in December, then the one in April.
Of course, my WordPress subscription expired while I was in Vegas, and my old content wasn’t moved. “I’ll get to it when I get home”, I foolishly told myself.
"I'll get to it when I get home"A foolish me
But, shortly after I got home, I heard the good news that I got the new job of Community Program Manager for Power Pages (which was not yet announced).
Between then and my official start date in my new role, I’d have to start planning from my old role as a Senior Cloud Solution Architect; I’d also be helping (albeit in a non-official capacity) prepare for the launch of the new Microsoft Power Pages Community.
Oh, and somewhere during that whole time I was busy helping with the creation (and the migration) of the Microsoft 365 Platform Community Blog, adding development containers to the [SPFx Web Parts repository], and working on some new Sharing is Caring sessions.
But things are finally getting back to normal – a little.
Two weeks ago was my first day in my new role. I had to travel to Seattle (for the first time in over 10 years) so I could meet my new team.
Came back last week. Tested positive for COVID. Rested – probably more than I have in many, many years – and now I’m fixing my blog while fighting a fever (the pink elephants are telling me I’m doing a fine job, by the way).
I’ll do my best to migrate all my old content – starting with the most frequently-visited content first – and keep the original URLs the same.
But until then, thank you for being patient.
Also, thank you for reaching out to tell me that my blog is down. I knew that people visited my blog (because I saw the traffic stats), but I never quite realized that those “visitors” on my site stats were from real people in the community.
And I certainly never expected to receive so many messages from people telling me that they always rely on my site for so many things.
For something that started as a place to leave notes for myself, I am quite flattered that others find my ramblings useful.
Thank you! As I get back on my feet, so will the content on my blog!
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