STUFFLEUFAGUS » Moving my blog

Now that I’ve moved my mail server out of my house, I am looking at moving my blog as well. This won’t be as easy. I have about 600 people subscribed to my current RSS feed. How do I get them (you) to change? It’s not easy.

But I own the domain for Stuffleufagus.com, and it would make a lot of sense to move my blog there, on a hosted (but manageable) server. I’m sure it would be MUCH faster that accessing this site through my cable modem.

So what’s the best approach here? How can I get you to change your feed links? I’ve heard too many horror stories of people that moved their blogs and lost a huge chunk of their readers (I don’t want to do that – I love all of you :))

Of course I would keep both feeds alive for a while, but that won’t solve the longer term problem of what happens when I shut off my current feed.

But I’ve now saved myself the hassle of running my own mail server locally (I still run my own server – it’s just easier now). I also save that bandwidth (which allows more bandwidth for you to hit blog).

Source: STUFFLEUFAGUS » Blog Archive » Google Apps for Your Domain

Comments

  1. So was I 😉

  2. I was referring to the: (wake up late, work late, drink early)

  3. Hmm – yeah, most of what I know has come through trial and error.

    Rob

  4. I guess you know all this by “having been there”?

  5. @Paul – you *should* do consulting – it would fit your lifestyle (wake up late, work late, drink early)

    Rob

  6. It shouldn’t be that difficult at all… moving the site and its content to a different domain is simple, and forwarding queries to lagesse.org to stuffalavegas.com is easy too. The only problem is when you start using lagesse.org for something else, but even then, simply add a huge ‘stuffalavegas moved HERE’ link .. no big deal at all.

    Oh… hey .. btw .. I’m currently accepting consulting jobs too! 😉

  7. Yeah – I hadn’t thought of how to move the data, but that seems pretty straight-forward. Export to a file and import. Sigh – every time I think something is easy, it isn’t!

  8. Kikker46 says:

    Just make sure all of those posts will be on that blog ;).

    Kikker46