You can see the evidence all over, we’re still in the middle of a platform move, combined with a facelift, most of which is yet to come. You may have read about our crowdsourced logo-redesign effort, which is still ongoing, but has not produced the WOW-effect I expected (feel free to vote on the submitted designs), and we’ll obviously need to work on the layout. Or categories are a mess: two years of less-then-perfect categorization will take a while to fix… But what matters is that our content is here: posts and comments survived the transition. I guess we can claim we’re getting there in true Web-style: small, frequent steps one at a time.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Zoho for hosting us ever since our launch two years ago, and for their continuing support. It’s been quite a ride: we’ve been hosted on a pre-release, pre-alpha, pre-everything platform, learning it along the way, and providing lots of feedback to the Zoho team who probably learned just as much. But the Zoho product is turning in a direction that makes more business sense for them, and some of what we’re doing here is easier done on WordPress.
As for our new host, my regular readers won’t be surprised by the choice: it’s a small but super-supportive full-service host, PressHarbor. I’ve been with them ever since I started blogging, first on a now obsolete platform, BlogWare, then on WordPress. What kept me there long is the amazing, personal service level I receive on weekdays and weekends alike, on issues that go way beyond the call of duty for a regular host. The other group blog I am editing, Enterprise Irregulars is also hosted there, and fellow EI Sandy Kemsley (Queen of BPM) recently announced her move to PressHarbor, on an independent recommendation.
We’re in good hands. The next weeks will still be hectic, but I am looking forward to delivering a much improved experience here @ CloudAve.