In December last year, I received the following e-mail:
When My Opera was launched in 2001, it quickly became an important place for us to meet with you. We have had much great interaction with you in our forums and blogs. This whole idea of giving you a place where you could blog, share photos and send emails turned into an interesting, and very large, side project. Over the years, we’ve seen social media, blogging sites and new messenger services pop up that offer more and better features than we could possibly maintain. These offerings are their sole business. You all know their names and you probably use their services already.
The explosion of these sites and the amount of resources we need to maintain our own service has changed our outlook on My Opera. We had a good run for many years, but we believe your content could have a better home elsewhere, so we have made the decision to shut down My Opera as of March 1, 2014.
Your My Opera email account will also be discontinued on this date.
I had been using the My Opera blog to make the occasional blog post, with my first post made on August 2009, and my latest post was in November 2013. As My Opera is shutting down on 1 March 2014, I decided to take the plunge and mess around with my first WordPress website/blog. And here it is!
Now I’m going to attempt to migrate my My Opera blog posts to this WordPress blog. Fingers crossed…
…and done! After Googling how to do it, it took no more than 10 minutes. Still have a bit of cleaning up to do though.