the otherwhirled

where nothing is real, and nothing else is sacred.

Impending Otherwhirledly Migratory Relocation

okay, here’s the skinny:

i’ve secured a certain, highly guessable domain name and gotten wordpress installed and running on a hosted server. i’ve even imported all the content over, and setup the site for a seamless transition. i still have a few things pending:

  • i’m still hunting down the plugins that i would have liked to have had up here in the first place, but couldn’t use on the public wordpress. once upon a time i had made a list…
  • i have to rebuild my blogroll by hand. i’m going to do that in my google reader (no, they’re not all in there), export it, then import it.
  • then i’ve got to do the re-registration tap-dance with all the aggregators, etc.

those of you who are kind enough to link to the otherwhirled are welcome to change your links to that highly guessable domain name (which doesn’t include the word “the” in it) anytime after Friday, but please do not do so yet. i will try to contact you all personally to beg your forgiveness for the inconvenience. as you can see from visiting that highly guessable domain, with this post, i have made the two divergent. i’m not worried about that. when i’m completely ready to fully engage the engines over there, i will simply re-import. that part of things is cake.

i haven’t yet decided how i’m going to handle pushing people from here to there once i get everything finished. anyone with ideas and/or experience on that are welcome to chime in in the comments. before you ask, securing the domain and pointing it here (the standard and recommended method) didn’t suffice because the very few issues that i’ve had with wordpress revolve around hosting and the desire to use certain plugins.

UPDATE: for those of you who figured out where the new blog will be (not that it’s really a secret or anything), please be patient. i have discovered several major bugs that may stall the migration through the weekend. and, predictably, my clients seem to feel that i should do work for them…all at the same time, lol….

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2007.09.05 - Posted by | blogging

2 Comments »

  1. Having just done this myself, I feel your pain.

    You could use a redirect script to push them,but I opted to just make a real big noticeable announcement in the old blog pointing them to the new. That way subscribers would find out about the move and they could resubscribe and all those millions of small nooks and crannies pointing to the old site are still good. It seems to be working pretty well, most of the traffic on the old blog moved to the new one within a week or so and I still get a few people each week who visit the old blog, see the announcement, and click over.

    If you want, take a look at what I did on my old blog http://omnipotentpoobah.blogspot.com

    Comment by Omnipotent Poobah | 2007.09.05 | Reply

  2. Patiently awaiting your new whirled!!!

    Comment by FranIAm | 2007.09.06 | Reply


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