After hosting my blog on BlogSpot.com for over 5 years, it was time to move.
As someone with the development background I have and constantly growing knowledge of the web, it always bugged me that my blog was hosted on BlogSpot.
When I first started blogging over 5 years ago, it was a great starter site. Free, simple, easy to configure and it was a great place to throw content up with very little friction. But my desire to write posts using Markdown, host my content on a site where I felt like I had complete control, and lets face it, I just wanted a codebase I could tinker with and throw up coding experiments.
If you currently have a blog on BlogSpot/Blogger and are interested in migrating to Octopress or any other blog, the following series of posts may be of use.
This article is Part 1 of 9 in a series about Migrating from BlogSpot to Octopress.