My subscription on typepad was coming due and with the small amount of blogging I do, I could not justfied the cost. Decided to move to wordpress 2.6 and the process was faily painless. After installing WordPress 2.6, I exported my posts from Typepad using their standard features and then uploaded to WordPress. As images were not transfered, I had to upload them into WordPress. Since I had all the originals on my computer I did not bother with exporting the images from Typepad. Next I did some minor corrections on some internal links that still referenced the old site. Once done and validated, I switched the DNS and my new WordPress site appeared. While WordPress has many plugs-in and themes, I tried to keep the two sites the same for now, including adding my Recommended Reading list using the Amazon Showcase plugin. Also matched the Google Adsense and Analytics. If I begin to blog more again, then I may update the theme and look for additional plug-ins!
Oh – as soon as I was done, WordPress 2.7 was released and I went ahead and upgraded. No problems there either!
Happy New Year!