No, not our family,.. my blog.
I finally was able to install WordPress on my hosted domain (I was up until 4AM, but hey.. its working) I have tons of work left to do though, and I'm not particularly happy with typepad at the moment. Importing all of my posts over the last few years was an easy task (after I played with some scripting, and got the import to work.. that only took 2 hours to figure out.) But there is no method by which to import the massive amount of images I have stored in my typepad file folders (not just photo albums, but images used in posts over.the.last.two.years)
Typepad tells you to "back up" your images by right clicking each image individually, and saving to file since they do not allow ftp access. Can you say time sucking tedium? Really, I've been at it for a few hours now and I'm not even halfway through.
Currently they do show up on the new blog, but they are all linked to the typepad file system. Each file must be moved. Each link must be edited to the new path. More time sucking tedium.
Anyway, I will be closing my typepad account probably sometime in October, but will start blogging immediately at My Little Tribe via my existing hosted domain, so please update your bookmarks and feed links. If you've been visiting me via the redirect from mylittletribe.com nothing will change except that you will no longer be redirected to my typepad blog.
Pardon the dust over there since I only installed a temporary theme. Once I get my images and file structures worked out over the next few days, I can get busy with customizing the look and feel, which was my major gripe with typepad to begin with (little customization and coding allowed unless you upgraded to the pro version) My cost for my domain hosting is half the price of typepad but with email, a whole lot more space, and freedom to be more creative. All these months I've been paying for both, time to get rid of the more expensive choice with less features and freedoms!
So with that said. If anyone who currently blogs on typepad, has ever entertained the idea of moving, start backing up your images now.. Typepad doesn't make it easy for you to move.