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).