Welcome to the First Post

This is the first post of the South Pacific Blog at it’s new internet address http://blog.southpacific.org

The archives of the old South Pacific Travel Blog at http://southpacific.org/blog/ used from November 15, 2005, to March 13, 2009, will be left online for reference but that site will no longer be updated. http://blog.southpacific.org is taking its place.

To allow greater control of what appears on my blog, I’ve switched from Blogger to the WordPress publishing platform. I happily used Blogger for over three years but there were a few glitches. As you may know, Blogger is owned by Google and I felt it was better to diversify a little rather than having everything related to this blog under one tent.

Another difference between the old and new blogs is the use of categories and tags to allow users to more easily browse related content. This is nothing new in the blogosphere but I wasn’t using categories previously.

User comments will now be allowed on the new South Pacific Blog. I’ve choosen to moderate each individual comment to filter out spam and inappropriate remarks. I welcome intelligent observations or criticism but unrelated comments will be deleted. Feedback, suggestions, and event notices should be sent in using the Contact Us button at the bottom of this page.

I hope you find http://blog.southpacific.org useful!