Kerner.net has been my blog home since I started posting regularly enough to keep archives back in 2003. The history of the site goes back to 1996, but in those days it was really just a repository of random links and file storage. The blog first started out on MovableType on a personal server within my datacenter (a perk of owning a software company) and focused primarily on food. Since that time the site has moved from a dedicated server to a virtual server to a shared hosting account and most recently to TypePad (basically all running MovableType).
I’ve debated the switch away from MT for a long time, but never made the leap. I’ve finally decided to make the switch to WordPress (back on the shared hosting). Sarah’s blog (www.beautyschooldropout.net) is still running on MT on the same account and will probably get moved to WP soon.
Each time I moved the site I made an effort to maintain the content from previous editions. Over the years a few images have been lost (and I haven’t spent time digging through iPhoto to repost them), but other than that the content has stayed intact. All of the content migration to WordPress went smoothly and with a few creative rewrite rules most people/search engines won’t notice broken links.
Not sure how many folks are still reading after my unplanned summer hiatus, but I thought I’d post my plans for the blog moving forward.
NT90: Right now at Schweitzer we’re spending September, October and November reading the New Testament together. I’m keeping a journal through the project and will be posting some of my notes here.
Cooking: I’m planning to return to more of the content that launched the site – recipes, cooking experiments and other things food related.
Ministry Topics: I’ll still post about the church, worship technology and communication. I’d never intended for it to be the focus of the site, but it’s how I spend most of my time.
General Life/Family Stuff: This will probably be the largest category. I’ll be posting whatever random things I think might be interesting or I want to share.[If you’re reading this paragraph, you’re already reading it on the new WordPress site]