If you're reading this, you're aware that I've moved CraigBlog to its new home here at Pluralsight. But why did I move? And why so suddenly?
Let me address the last point first: the move was only sudden from a public point of view. I wanted to throw the switch and have everything flip over to the new site as quickly as possible because I wanted to take all my posts - and the comments on those posts - with me. The longer the lag between the new site going live and the old one getting redirected over, the more information I was going to lose (or have to move manually). So I've actually been talking to the Pluralsight guys about this for weeks, and have spent a fair number of evenings and lunch hours getting it set up.
But back to "why". It's really simple, actually: because I think the Pluralsight guys are an absolutely top-notch group of dudes (as well as being good friends), and hanging out with them in virtuality seemed like it would be fun. They've got an exciting new company going and history, if nothing else, would indicate that they're going to be producing some excellent stuff. When they asked me if I'd be interested in coming over, I figured that if I can help them out by bringing some more traffic their way, I was happy to do it.
Oh, and as a consultant who lives by his reputation, it doesn't hurt me at all to hang my blog shingle up next to names like Aaron Skonnard, Don Box, Fritz Onion, Keith Brown, Mike Woodring, and Tim Ewald. :)
I'd like to thank Fritz and Keith in particular for handling their side the transition of CraigBlog - I've got a fair amount of content, and I had some requirements that they had to run around a bit to meet. I'd also like to think Peter Provost, who wrote the excellent dasBlog2dotText conversion tool, which is what made it possible for me to port all my content in a few hours rather than a few months. He and I are going to be releasing the tool on SourceForge this weekend - I'll be sure to let you know here (at my comfy new home on the web) when it's ready.