Over the last months, I have been working (with help from my tech savvy friend Eli) on transferring everything from my old blog at Blogspot to this new site. It hasn’t been easy nor is it really totally complete, but it is, I feel, complete enough to start using this new address (urbanfoodguy.com) as my home…so welcome and thanks for dropping by!
Over the next couple of weeks a few things will get sorted out, I hope. In changing over from one format to another the first thing I encountered was that all 2800 posts needed to be re-categorized as every word I ever used to describe a post on blogger, be that lemon pound cake or fecal soda, ended up becoming a “category” so they all had to be deleted and new, more general categories, had to be created. This was very time-consuming! However, now you will see at the top of the page five Categories: Recipes, Travel, NYC, Politics, Other Stuff. These will allow you to look at any given topic of interest uninterrupted by topics that you don’t care about. So take for example: recipes, lots of people just come to food blogs for recipes. I’ve always resisted this idea, because I feel so strongly that the food we eat and cook should have a context. A lot of people don’t agree with me, so now you can have all recipes all the time if that’s what makes you happy. Ditto Politics, Travel, NYC or Other Stuff.
It’s going to take some time for me to re-tag and re-categorize all three plus years of posts. It’s grueling and slow going, so if you go to one of the categories and don’t find some of the older post you can do a search for it and hopefully find what you are looking for. In the weeks or months to come I will get through each of those 2800 some odd posts and appropriately place them in their rightful place (and edit them and in some instance reformat them too!) – Sorry all this technical stuff is a drag.
WordPress and I are having some issues. This transition has been very challenging and I think unnecessarily difficult (to say the least). They make it very hard to do things that on Blogger were easy like: having advertising, or posting segments from the Daily Show or Colbert. I’m hoping in the long run these problems will fade away and the benefits will out weigh the problems. Change may be necessary, but it is, apparently, never easy!
Each of these discoveries has been a hurdle and required adjustment. Some I have found solutions for (thanks again to Eli) others still remain a mystery. If you come across a problem please let me know and I will try and get it fixed ASAP.
In the mean time here we are! Thanks for visiting come back soon!