In 2009 I was a TypePad user. It was great when I was just starting out. With TypePad, I got started in a matter of minutes. The support was terrific too. Whenever I had a question there was a timely reply. Then, as with so many things, I grew up and TypePad moved on and we grew apart. It’s a common story but nonetheless a sad one. Perhaps the saddest part is that now I have to begin my site migration and that could be a pretty heavy thing.
Consider this end of year housekeeping. While I am refining my site, I have created three distinct sites for three different audiences. This will be so much better than the 2009 plan: cramming everything into my one site (wasn’t it overwhelming?).
- For individuals who are insterested in hiring a consultant, please visit my new consulting site: www.collaborate-with-kate.com
- For event planners and speaker’s bureaus, please visit my professional speaker’s site: www.speak-with-kate.homestead.com
- For free advice (anyone who knows me knows I can’t help but give advice) you can still visit: www.kathrynfialkowski.com. Eventually the kathrynfialkowski.com site will be redirected from TypePad to WordPress. And a little later (around the end of Q1) this TypePad site will become defunct. Don’t worry, I’ll give users plenty of warning. I'll be porting my favorite articles to the new site.
From a usability perspective, users should be happy in the long run. But, in the short run, we’re all going to have to go through change. I guess I should apologize. But if you’ve been following my writings and ramblings for any period of time you know that I believe change is just like breathing: natural, necessary, unavoidable, and when you feel like you’re suffocating–delightful.
I have to say, I am excited. I love new beginnings. The new notebook at the beginning of a school year. The new passport sans stamps. Anything can happen. And if 2009 is any indication, 2010 is sure to be a ride. Hop on!