My Blog Journey will Continue at Singapore Actually

I’ve been blogging for 7 months on the domain that I bought from host Go Daddy, Singapore Actually, and 17 months on my free WordPress blog Tiny Island. I always intended to just blog at Singapore Actually instead, and I never intended for it to be about politics, but just about life in Singapore. I never expected that I would be caught up in the wave of excitement that was the Elections. I have to confess it was an exhilarating time. There was also this liberating feeling that perhaps it was ok to discuss what was on our minds. What was previously taboo.

Lately, juggling two blogs has given me a spilt personality. Sometimes I just get confused and I don’t know at which blog to put up a post. I’ve always intended to continue blogging at the paid domain, but I just could not let go of this old faithful WordPress.com blog. I find that I prefer writing about things I have experienced, like sucky workplaces and wonderful travels within this tiny island and outside of it. I enjoy posts that are useful to the reader and require some research.

I was wondering whether to pay for a transfer of all my posts (one time fee) or whether to pay for a redirect (yearly fee), but maybe I’ll just move them all slowly, the manual way. I feel like such a cheapo. But really it’s because I’m a control freak. Also, I feel crappy for already paying for the domain and not making a cent out of it (I’m kinda lousy in that department and just want to indulge in writing). Well I’ll try the manual thing till it gets too tedious and I say heck it and pay for the WordPress Happiness Engineers to do the job.

One advantage of the manual transfer is that it will force me to confront my bad writing and do some editing – finally. It will also be fun to look at old posts and decide what the keepers are.

Right now I am going back to my very first now non-functioning blog from 2006 and slowly transferring posts to Singapore Actually. They sound so silly now, but I enjoy re-experiencing these old memories.

About bookjunkie

I blog all about Singapore and get personal too. Just blogging through my mid life crisis.
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10 Responses to My Blog Journey will Continue at Singapore Actually

  1. Maria says:

    I haven’t been keeping up with my blog reading lately, so I haven’t checked out Singapore Actually in a while. It’s too bad, because I like it a lot. I’d love to be able to subscribe and get posts by email — I find the blogs I read the most are the ones that are delivered to my inbox. (Yes, I am very, very lazy.) I like the idea of revisiting old posts, btw. It might inspire you (and your readers, too!)

  2. says:

    What ever you decide to do please just let me know where to read your blog.

    Julie

    • bookjunkie says:

      Thanks so much Julie and I hope to see you at the new home. Just ‘moving house’ to Singapore Actually and I’ll be blogging there for now. Will try to tidy up, merge stuff, update links etc. slowly as I go.

  3. whatsaysyou says:

    In that case, I’ll follow you on SA. What will happen to this blog?

  4. plumerainbow says:

    I think I will miss this Tiny Island. “100 reasons to be happy in Singapore” made me a fan! Hopefully you’ll get to transfer Tiny Island over (I have no idea how that’s done!)

    • bookjunkie says:

      Yeah I am going to transfer the contents over and continue with the 100 list :) Maybe even go to more than a hundred?

      Thanks so much for your support and hope to see you on the other side.

  5. bookjunkie says:

    once I learn how to do it…the transfer….. I’ll write a post about it :)

  6. inc0h3rent says:

    I hope you’ve figured it out. You can export an XML file from your blog on WordPress.com and upload it through the Admin page on your other account.

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