I tweaked my strategy to import this blog into Drupal, and it’s working quite well on my local machine. I had wanted to go with the brand new Drupal 6.0, but it’s not quite finished, and many of the modules that I might want to use haven’t been updated yet. So I think I’ll go with 5.7, and then upgrade down the road a little when 6.0 is more mature.
My big problem is the permalinks. I don’t want to have to write individual .htaccess entries for 700-some posts - I can’t imagine that’s a good idea. So I need a redirect rule, and I don’t know much about writing them. I think I can figure it out, though. I think I’m going to have to map http://www.blog.complainthub.com/?p=123 to http://www.complainthub.com/node/123 or something like that. I don’t think that will be hard, but you never know. Luckily my webhost uses nice, sensible Apache servers, instead of some hideous abomination.
Anyway, my next challenge will be scraping together a new theme. I have some ideas, but I need to execute them. And I need to pick a color scheme. You can leave suggestions in the comments, which I’ll probably ignore. But you can leave them.