Beau March 11th, 2009
Isn’t it strange how when it’s warm outside there’s a bunch of fun things to do that we haven’t thought of for a while!?
Among other things, I’m working on upgrading the ‘ole Journal this week… a scary proposition. I’m not a techie by trade, but usually get around okay. Problem being that I’ve missed (i.e. not done) about the last six WordPress upgrades because I’ve customized this blog theme so much and was hesitant to change anything. So I’m backing up the database and exporting a bunch of files, deactivating plugins, making notes… and maybe one of these days I’ll get the gumption to push a bunch of buttons and go for it.
Soap bubbles come to mind when I think of upgrading the blog… I can see it all, even through various parts to ultimate place I want to be, but what if I do everything right, start the upgrade process and then, “Poof!” it’s gone?! Figuring out how to bring it back is worse than upgrading it. At least for non-scary-smart-(non-specific-gender)-techie dudes like me.
Need to grab an ice cold drink before-hand maybe. But then those other little bubbles might impair my judgement and then where will I be?! Ah, but the new WP versions are much more friendly to administer (thanks to a lot of really scary smart techie folks) and security is much better, upgrading is easier, media files work better, blah, blah, blah. So if things look kind of strange around here at some point, you’ll know why… it will either be my fault or well, the bubbles fault!