Introducing the NEW Drape’s Takes

Yep, I did it.

I packed up my things and decided to move – from Blogger to WordPress – and I have to admit, I really like the new view. I’ve used WordPress before; back when I was setting up department websites  at Brighton High School in 2005. Those were pre-iPhone days. Let’s just say WordPress has come a looong way since then. And so have many other things.

Here’s the process I followed to make the move:

  1. Decide to move. This step took the longest. Blogger’s weak trackback/pingback support sealed the deal.
  2. Purchase hosting.
  3. Purchase a domain name. I’d held out until now because I honestly didn’t know which name to select. I didn’t want .com because I intend to keep this site ad-free. I didn’t want .org because I’m not an org – I’m just me. And so I landed on A little weird, I know, but a lot easier to type.
  4. Install WordPress, install a theme, configure.
  5. Tweak disqus. It’s still a little buggy, but I knew that going in.
  6. Delete my practice posts and comments. Write this “first” post.
  7. Write my final post for
  8. Update my Feedburner configuration to this new address.
  9. Publish this post, welcoming you here!

I hope you’ll enjoy yourself while we learn together. I’ve appreciated all the help and learning my seven readers have provided in the past. Let’s keep the streak rolling strong!



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  • So, are you not migrating all the old stuff over to this new one?

    • I considered it and even imported every post and comment; but the formatting was a little off and I wasn’t aching to do so much heavy editing.

      So I decided to make a clean break (except for the Retro link up top in the header).

      • Well, so far, I really like the design. Looks great, and it will continue to have your great posts to support that design. And, for some strange reason, I haven’t had any problems with disqus so far. And, I even installed Disqus on my jekyll blog. How about that!

  • Marianne F Bates

    I didn’t get a chance to tell you thanks for your interesting copyright post last week! Good information there!

    • Thanks, Marianne!

      Sometimes it can be difficult to teach people that copyright is less about our rights as consumers and more about the artist’s rights as a producer.
      Are you aware of other great resources for teaching about Fair Use?

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