Now that I’ve got Movable Type up and running, and have things more or less under control, it’s time to think about the next steps for this site. Obviously the biggest task is redesigning my templates to add some content that got dropped and generally make things work like I want them to. I’m feeling pretty emboldened in that task by my template that generates an RSS feed of recent comments. It was pretty easy to learn what the hype was about when it comes to Movable Type templating.
The other thing I have to do is decide how I want to go about publishing my del.icio.us links on this site, or whether I want to maintain a separate weblog in Movable Type with the links that I’m putting in del.icio.us right now. I’ve been using del.icio.us for most of the links that I used to add here for my own future reference, and I’d like to integrate that functionality back into the site. I just have to figure out the best approach.
Overall, I’m very happy with the move to Movable Type and somewhat satisfied with the move to TextDrive, which has been fraught with some difficulties.
One thing that has surprised me has been the volume of TrackBack spam. I had always heard how annoying it is, but it’s still surprising to see first hand. I have moderation turned on for all trackbacks, so at least none of it gets published.