Right – I obliterated my blog, how clever…

So…. some how I’ve managed to totally wipe my blog out, not very “IT Guy Extraordinare-isque”.

Not too worry I do have a backup. However instead of it being a quick restore job. It will be a very long and time consuming manual copy and paste job. About 150 entries all up…

This will give me time to go through all posts and tag them correctly though – which is something I’ve wanted to do for a while now. Also I’ve moved the blog url and setup a brand spanking new WordPress install – all clean and shiny.

I’ve picked out the following plugins which seem to all work in harmony at present.

  • K2 – The wonderfully awesome WordPress theme.
  • Akismet – Spam be gone!
  • All in One SEO Pack – Being a web dude figured I should set an example ;)
  • FD Feedburner Plugin – One quick way to email subscribe to my blog, I need to find something a little closer to home though…
  • Google XML Sitemaps – Again more example setting stuff – plus why not make it easy to index my blog. The Way Back Machine hasn’t been by for a while though…
  • Math Comment Spam Protection – Why moderate manually, if you can’t add I’m not sure your comments are wanted. Doesn’t play nice with K2…
  • WassUp – Stats are cool, haven’t used this one before though – all stats packages I’ve used so far don’t do what I want yet, that is follow a persons visit from start to end, properly – this topic will be left for another time.
  • WordPress.com Stats – More stats, this is offical WP gear here, must be good, we’ll see…
  • WP-Cache – fast sites are great sites, so you need this one :)

The only plugin missing is some sort of OpenID authentication. I’d like some sort of photo stream too – but that can wait – I have a project I want to complete around photo sharing, I’ll get to it one day. Maybe by then Flickr or Google will already do what I want, they nearly do. Oh yeah, need to get a Twitter feed into here as well…

Fun times ahead =)