After Thanksgiving, in response to constant nagging -- from Jimmie Bise, Paleo Pat and Cynthia Yockey, among others -- I finally resolved to switch the blog to a custom WordPress platform, and promised to do so by Jan. 1, 2010.
However, the technical wizardry involved was beyond the power of a primitive unfrozen caveman blogger. This project would require Smitty getting his geek on. Our first stab at the project rolled out in rough Beta mode on Christmas Eve using the free version of WordPress but we were informed, sadly, that this would not do -- no advertising permitted for freebie moochers.
Further complications developed and, as Smitty said a couple days before New Year's Eve, he was afraid that we were on the verge of Carlsonism -- replicating the repeatedly delayed debut of a certain site, now due to appear in all its glorious majesty 10 days hence, and it had better not suck.
Despite all hindrances and obstacles, Smitty remained determined and undaunted. Carol at No Sheeples Here worked on the new logo and, with the aid of Silver Logic and Forward Focus Media, success was achieved.
By 5 p.m. on New Year's Day, TheOtherMcCain.com was minimally copacetic. Smitty has told his tale, and now we have produced a stunning video documentary, Behind of The Making of TheOtherMcCain.com. Happy New Year! Roll Tide! Hit the Tip Jar!