After five years of blogging on Blogger, it’s now time to move on to WordPress (as announced earlier). While the flavour of Cutting the Chai will not change as a result of the metamorphosis from soumyadipc.blogspot.com to CuttingtheChai.com, I intend to add more spice in the new domain.
Of late tweeting has eaten into my blogging. After the immediate release of a thought/experience via a tweet, I usually don’t have the inclination left to follow that with a longer blog post. While Twitter is a wonderful platform but it cannot (no matter what people say) replace the blog. While I shall continue to tweet (@soumyadip), I promise to blog too.
And this move is just a step towards fulfilling that promise. Having my own hosting gives me greater control my content and the WordPress platform, as everyone will agree, adds more fun to the blog.
Those of you who subscribe to this blog via RSS/Atom feeds, don’t need to update the URL in your feed reader. They’ve all been redirected.
If you keep track of Cutting the Chai posts via email (powered by FeedBlitz), that has also been updated. Emails related to new posts on CuttingtheChai.com should land in your inbox.
The new Cutting the Chai is still a work in progress. You’ll find many elements from the old blog missing in the new. I’ll gradually add them (and more).
The soumyadipc.blogspot.com will remain for the near future, but all the fresh updates (have already imported all the old posts and comments) will happen on the CuttingtheChai.com. Might add a 303 redirection in the future for more seamlessness.
Like the Dilliwallas, who experienced discomfort while the Delhi Metro lines were being built and blessed the mass transit system when it zipped them through the crowded city, I too hope that the momentary inconvenience that the Chaiwallah might make you undergo will finally result in a world-class experience.