Hey folks! I am planning on moving this blog “sometime” soon. This was supposed to have been moved in June, but I ran into a snag. The host I want to use moving forward does not have a gallery option that I like very much. So, since most of the people who read this on a regular basis are friends & family, I want to know if you feel like I need to have a photo gallery moving forward.
Or, would you be satisfied seeing photos within the individual posts and leave it at that?
Having no gallery page will simplify my life significantly. WordPress.com, which is what I use for Gram’s Recipe Box, Who Were They? and Past Periods Press has a Flickr plug-in, meaning I can post pictures to Flickr (which I hate, btw) and they will show up in the little 3-image sidebar that you would then click to view more. That is one solution to the gallery, but it would be on a separate site. WordPress also has a feature in which I can add a little gallery of images directly into a post and you remain on the site to view it.
Next, to move this site will be a big task because I have 5 1/2 years worth of posts, lots of them with photos embedded. I can A. begin blogging at a new location and then transfer the history over time, or B. transfer everything and then start blogging at the new location. Either way, the history will be available until the new site is completed and this one turned off.
Does anyone have an opinion on what works best for them? Let me know.
And yes, I will be printing my old blog posts for posterity’s sake. I’m looking into a book service via blurb.com or viovio.com, both excellent sites. Mom, Auntie, if you are interested we can talk offline.