My blog has been revived, on Orchard instead of Wordpress (mainly because, well, I like having the option of jumping into the CMS code and ripping it to pieces if I so desire).
It'd been sitting around on 1.7 for a while, but I finally moved all the old posts and upgraded to 1.8.
It's all very painless; but if you don't want to be poking around updating entries in the .sdf, then make sure you follow the instructions on here regarding upgrading from 1.7.2; all you need is that Super User.
So far, the biggest change to me seems to be in the new InfoSet stuff! Even though I'm a little late to the party and this was six months ago...