New Blog Design!

Welcome to the new and improved TrapperSmith.com!

The old site design was great, but it was actually quite difficult to administer.  I want to keep growing this site, so I needed a platform that was flexible and better adhered to the current slate of popular blogging tools.  This update to my site does exactly that!

Actually, this was much more than an update.  The old platform didn’t have a direct path to port all of my content over, so I had to manually migrate everything.  In the process, I had to make some touch choices that would have a temporary impact to you guys.  Here’s what you need to know…

  1. You have to recreate your user account: I was not able to migrate user profiles over to the new site.  This was the toughest choice I had to make, but I ultimately decided that the long-term benefits of the redesign would benefit my most loyal users the most.  I sincerely apologize for this major inconvenience on your part, but I hope you understand that I didn’t make this decision easily.
  2. The comments did not make the transition: As I mentioned above, the previous platform did not have a migration path to this new software.  To migrate all of the comments over would have taken a few weeks more work, as I would have had to do it manually.

That’s it.  Please have a look around, sign up, and begin posting comments.  If you notice any issues with the site redesign, please add comments to this post.