I mentioned, I've just had a forced migration of my services. Now the adventure of migrating data begins, as well as getting little things like the search engines to find me again. My serendipity blog had over 300 entries of use(ful/less) nuggets of goodness. Many food recipes, windows and unix server tuning tips (that I relied on having available) are currently hiding in the ether.
People that can do a staged migration can allow the old blog to exist or install a redirect. I did not have that option, but will accept my fate, and hope my gentle readers will forgive the temporary disruption until my data gets re-populated, and re-registered with the search engines.