Just a quick note to say thanks to everybody for a) visiting, b) reading, c) being patient will my teething pains on the new site, and d) for all the suggestions. We're on pace to log 75,000 hits for the week by this evening, and I've gotten a lot of very nice emails and comments and a lot of great advice.
I think I'm going to stick with TypePad for now, but I'll be starting a beta site in WordPress when I have time, to find out more about it.
I'll keep posts on the blog about new material elsewhere on the site to a minimum. I'll group several uploads in one posting, and provide links.
For those of you who would prefer just reading the blog, that should work fine. It will go on just as before. The added features are mainly archives of my other writings—and it just wouldn't be feasible to upload even a small percentage of that material as blog posts. I've written more than 250 columns for various publications over the years, for instance. Just a "greatest hits" selection would, um, clog the blog.
For some reason the individual page URLs such as permalinks are not always propagating in the address bars of peoples' browsers. I don't know why this is, but I've posted the whole URL for the direct link to the Weblog page on the Welcome Page. You can use that for your bookmarks if you'd like to open the site directly to the blog.
I'm always open to your comments and suggestions. I learn more from you than you learn from me. Thanks again for helping to make this launch a successful one.