Phew, that took longer than expected.
As I mentioned in my last post on the subject, the first part of the Think Defence blog closedown is to move most of the posts over to an archive site.
What is there?
In order to stay within the limits of a free blog offer, and given the TD database is pretty large, have had to weed a lot out, but I hope the majority of the useful posts are there. As a by-product of the process, all the authors have been collapsed into a single author account. This means a guest post is now incorrectly flagged as being posted by yours truly, sorry about that, couldn’t be helped.
The comments are open but WordPress.com is a different environment to here, so you may have to register, and there may be some spam issues to deal with.
The Open Threads
As per the many comments, people tend to have a genuine affection for the old open threads so have opened one over there. Have to say though, if people don’t help with the administration of comments, creating new open threads on a regular basis, and generally keeping it ticking over, I won’t be able to either. The point of shutting up the blogging shop is not to move!
How can you help?
If you fancy pitching in to help with the open threads at the new place, or maybe even post the odd blog, let me know in comments below. This will allow me to send an invite from the new system and set you up as an administrator, you will have the keys to the castle!
What next for TD?
The next of my master plan is to move all the thousands of images over to the Think Defence Flickr, a few thousand are already there.
The images can be embedded in forum posts or blogs etc, or just viewed.
Had a number of offers and interesting proposals for keeping the long form content alive but am veering towards keeping it here. This will allow me to maintain the existing content and possibly generate more but at a much reduce pace and scale of effort. Of all the long form content I have produced, the two perhaps that I want to do most, bridges and containers, are curiously absent. This is an itch I will probably be unable to resist scratching!