Well, I’m now toying with WordPress instead of Movable Type, which was actually fortunate, since I didn’t have to do any work to move my old MT posts over to this new format.

It’s once again a stock design, at least until I go ahead and finish up the sermon I’m working on at the moment, so you’ll have to put up with that until I get the free time to change things.

I have to say that I rather like WordPress, though – especially from the administrative side – now if only they could get a stable, cross-platform blogging API out the gate, I’d be a happy man.

Well, I’ve decided that LiveJournal really doesn’t offer me what I would like as far as features and ease of use (or extensibility, for that matter), so what I’m going to do is move my journal over to <a href=”http://movabletype.org”>Movable Type</a>. Since I have my own webspace and it’s fairly easy to set up and use, I’m going to slide it over there and will make entries on a regular basis, of course.

I can even control the content as much as I want and change things around without the goofiness of the current LJ interface – and I don’t have to pay anything more than what I’m already paying for webhosting.

For now, you can reach the site at


and read up on what’s going on.

If you’d like to keep me in your LiveJournal friends list, I have a syndication feed available for you all to use. It will take one RDF point from your LJ account (if you don’t know what those are, don’t worry about it), but you’ll be able to receive at least the headlines and the opening of my entires, and then you can check the full thing if you want. It’ll fit neatly into the interface for friends you already have.

Just add <lj user=”markelblog”> to your friends list. If you check the LJ user, you’ll get a journal with a blank template and just headlines, but if you add it as a friend, you’ll get the full feed.

I’ll keep up with you all by friends view, and try to poke my head in as often as possible (I use LJ for syndication viewing myself).

See you there.

Well, I’d been looking at this place for a while now, and figured that I’d go ahead and start up one of these journals, mostly because my personal website is still a few months off, and partly because I will not give this journal information out to everyone on the planet (who can look at my personal website anytime they want).

I’ll have to do the niceties later (picture, etc.), but for now, this will do.

There’s not much else to say right now – I will have to come back to this later tonight.