Recently though someone pointed out to me that I’m writing about open source and posting on a closed source platform in Blogger. This came as something of a shock but it’s true. I hadn’t even thought about it, the blog just grew organically but now I figure it’s time to move it to WordPress and self host. I already own the domain adventuresinopensource.com and at the moment it just points here. So I can setup a site on my own web server and relaunch this blog for 2009 quite easily. I want to make a nice custom design and do this blogging thing seriously, not in my writing style, I don’t think I could be serious for that long but in general principle. Get down to more regular reviews, updates, opinion pieces, maybe interviews, videos and so on, who knows. I’d also like to design a decent logo for Adventures In Open Source and make a bit of a brand out of it, as much as I hate that term and marketing in general I think it’s time. I’m not great with graphic design so I may be calling on friends to help with that but shhhh 😉
So that’s the plan in the next few weeks, there’ll be some major changes here I hope. It may take a while to achieve all this and I’ll keep the blog going here while I move. I’ll also redirect the Feedburner feed and direct people to the new domain so I hope there will be no distuption in service. Blogger has served me well and I’ve been happy with it but I think an open source platform like WordPress is more appropriate for a site of this kind.
I just wanted to let you all know about the plan and see what you thought, maybe you have ideas on what the site should be be like or what you’d like to see. If you have any comments, criticisms or words of wisdom please feel free to post them in the comments. 2009 is gonna be an interesting year I hope. Thanks to everyone who has read this blog in the past and continues to do so, I’m really grateful to you all 🙂