Rule number 1 when doing a large scale edit to a blog: turn off all automatic notifications.
If you got a request to join Gravatar just now, or you saw a slew of notifications of old posts on Twitter or Facebook, my bad. I’m importing all the old posts from the previous incarnation of Evolving Thoughts to this custom hosting site.
I didn’t realise that the widgets and plugins I have set up would treat each imported post and comment as a new one. So I just spammed the known universe. I shall now go and bury my very red face in my pillow and sob uncontrollably for a while.
On the positive side, I now have about three times as many posts and comments as I used to. Maybe. I don’t have the backbone to go check right now…