nazly.me

Weblog of Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Web Developer. PHP Addict. Wordpress Hacker. FOSS Enthusiast. (Micro)Blogger. Photo Hobbyist. Cricket Fanatic. Husband. Dad.

At the beginning of this year I made a promise that my blog posts will flow and I will update regularly. But unfortunately for several reasons I haven’t posted anything in my blog since January. Juggling my life between work and family is one of the main reasons. My wife gave birth to a baby boy in January. Since then I have been fascinated by watching him grow. Each day has been a new experience and facing new challenges was exciting. I would have loved to keep posting stuff on my blog but my addiction to Twitter was the easy way out since I could do a blog post in 140 characters and in quick time. Yet there were stuff I want to share on my blog but since my blogging engine is something I wrote from scratch in PHP in 2005 it lacked all the new features a blog should have. So actually I was kinda stuck with the basic requirements to keep my blogging hopes alive.

Couple of months back I made the decision to switch to WordPress. Since then I have been stealing time and migrating my blog to WordPress. It was not easy but since WordPress has a tons of features to import it was just like a walk in the park. But that was just for posts. Importing comments was bit tough but I was able to write few custom PHP scripts and MySQL queries to make the transition smooth. Then I had to categorize and tag posts which I did manually. URLs have changed. But I made sure that I do 301 redirects to all the previous URLs to make sure that I don’t lose my search engine rankings and traffic that has been flowing in. All in all it was fun. I took my own time, and finally its up.

Now I make another promise. My blog posts will continue. Its your support that has kept this blog alive.

Posted on 21st November 2009 10:08:15