Sunday, August 5, 2012

CB Fishes is moving to!

Hey readers!

CB Fishes is moving! Blogger has been good to me for the past year, but I thought it was time for a change. I recently switched web hosts (I left GoDaddy for Dreamhost), got the domain, installed Wordpress, and moved the blog over there!

This site,, will still be here but all new posts will be on

I'm still working on setting up the "get CB Fishes delivered to your inbox" thing. If anybody uses Wordpress and knows a good way to auto-mail new posts via email, let me know! I'm still fairly new to WP.

Why did I decide to move?

I like Blogger; it's easy to use, easy to setup, and easy to customize. In some ways, moving to my own server running Wordpress is like making my own lures; I don't really need to, but by doing so I can learn a lot more about how everything works. I also use Wordpress for work, and I figured this is a great way to get even more familiar with it. Already I've learned some tricks I'll most certainly use on the job.

Warning: technical jargon ahead!

Also, I like being able to edit CSS files, install plugins via FTP; make quick edits via the command line... Lots of little geeky things that are somewhat unnecessary.. But I want to learn how it all works. Not to mention the fact that now I'm in control of all my data, whereas here on Blogger I can't really get to the actual php or html files. Hosting my own blog, I can backup my whole site with a simple scp or rysync command. I can even create cron jobs. It's pretty cool.

...end of technical jargon.

So from now on, head on over to the new! Pardon the dust while I get things tweaked...

Do you like the new design? Are you sad I'm leaving Blogger? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Good luck with wordpress, Fear of wordpress is why I have not moved yet, can't wait to see what you do with it though.

  2. "Not to mention the fact that now I'm in control of all my data, "

    That is the most important part. I learned the hard way on the forums to never let others control your words and images.

    All the others that read your blog should do the same if they haven't. It's worth what little it costs every year.

    Dan, Wordpress is a piece of cake. Just make sure you set up a Child Theme right off the bat. Saves you a lot of trouble down the line. Oh yeah, and if you're like me, keep a notebook of all the little tweaks you do. I guarantee you'll forget what you did.

  3. @Dan - thanks man! So far I like it, although it does put a little more responsibility on me in terms of getting everything working. I like the challenge. It's actually pretty easy, it's the "getting things just the way you want them" that takes a while.

    @Ken - yup, so far I'm really happy. I switched to Dreamhost, and using a promotion code I got 4 free domains. I think it will cost me about $100 for a year of hosting,, and the other two domains I haven't gotten yet. Not too bad, methinks.


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