It's a couple of weeks since I moved to Squarespace, and I haven't had to make much of a change to the layout since those first couple of days. Today I've altered the background colour so it's a little less bright white, otherwise I'm really happy with the typography (I'm becoming an intolerable typography nerd - I caught myself mentally critiquing a book earlier). I think the blog looks particularly awesome on smaller screens.
Overall, Operation: Move My Ass To Squarespace has been a triumph. A huge success!
Pageviews are about what I anticipated, so I don't think there's been much issue with leaving folks behind (I average a handful of unique visitors per day, nothing spectacular) and I've only had one friend lament the lack of e-mail updates. So I think disruption has been kept to a minimum. I hate messing people around and don't really want to put anyone off a return visit because of needless disruption.
I'm even managing to pick up my post frequency, which dipped somewhat this year.
There are a few things coming that probably only really matter to me. I'm going to be making some use of Squarespace's built-in linked list feature - that is a post format where the title links to content elsewhere and the post content is (hopefully) an interesting point or commentary on that content. I was never happy with my best efforts to handle this kind of stuff on Wordpress, and I'm also of the opinion that if it starts to dominate the blog then I'm not really making the most of things.
There will also hopefully be a little more short form content. Perhaps some of it will be a little more frivolous and dare I suggest... fun? Again, I don't really want to trivialise what I'm posting, and I don't want to imitate Tumblr. If this stuff gets boring, those few readers I have will stop reading. I'd rather avoid that. The words are here to be read - although page views provide me with nothing beyond some sense of satisfaction, if I didn't want this stuff to be read I'd not put it on the internet.
If you do come back and read some more: thanks, I appreciate it!