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Moving blog, using redirects

February 25, 2010

(This post was written at my old location.  You’re now reading it at the new location. 🙂 )

I’m in the process of moving my blog to hosted WordPress at WordPress.com. Much as I loved the flexibility of hosting my own blog (and the rest of the company), the upkeep required just isn’t worth the extra flexibility. So my customization will go away, which is sad, but I should have to spend less time managing all the blogs at SmugMug. Which might mean I actually blog more often again. 🙂

Here’s the new URL in ‘beta’ form: https://don.blogs.smugmug.com/

I should have redirects up shortly, so everything should work fine, but if your feed reader breaks or something, now you know why. 🙂 Apologies in advance for any hiccups…

And, of course, I write more on Twitter now than I do on my blog. Follow me there if you want quickie goodies. Finally, I have a Facebook fan page up too. Feels bizarre to have a fan page, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to use Facebook how I want (only close friends as ‘Friends’, other people ‘Following’) without it, so here it is. My normal Facebook page is marked Everyone for my Wall and Comments, too, so you can feel free to check in there, but I’m just not equipped to Friend the hundreds/thousands of you who ask. Sorry. 😦

I promise to seriously make an effort to blog more of the long-form technical stuff here – I have a number of requests for topics, chief among them being more Amazon Cloud stuff, more Sun Storage stuff, and more MySQL stuff. I’ll get to it at the new location – so see you there!

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  1. Loren
    February 26, 2010 at 10:59 am

    You can use lists and security settings on Facebook to achieve what you want. That's how I keep Mafia Wars from taking over my real friends' news feeds… 🙂 Does take a little work to manage, though, so a Fan page is probably a better approach for you.

    • February 26, 2010 at 6:53 pm

      heh, I was using this theme not too long ago. Patiently await all the cool tech talk that’s in the future for smugmug.

      And I must say, that is a long domain, heh. Maybe you guys should get smugblogs.com or something, heh

      • February 27, 2010 at 5:42 am

        We own smugblogs.com, but we want the PageRank associated with SmugMug’s base domain. 🙂

  2. February 27, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I’ve probably meandered into the wrong area to give Don a great review but I usually put my foot in my mouth so why change things.
    Don. Your site; your team; your communication; the way you present yourselves; your whole box and dice…you’re all an inspiration to the higher end of the art. I bailed out of another video site I won’t mention because of the sycophantic traffic (bet I spelled that wrong) and found SMUGMUG. What a beautiful, creative, peaceful place. Don’t sweat the small stuff guys. You offer a superb service and an absolutely WOW creative for professionals.

    • February 28, 2010 at 5:56 am

      Thanks! That means a lot! Holler if you think of anything we can improve on!

  3. m65
    February 28, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Hey Don, how will you be able to use the pagerank from the base domain?

  4. February 28, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    I like the new look and don’t like it at the same time. I like it because it is simple. I don’t like it because the archives list is long. Is there a way to have it group by year? I do enjoy the blog and the tweets as I get to learn lots of things along the way.

  5. Brian Wong
    March 2, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Welcome back, Don! Looks like the rest of your blog made a pretty smooth transition over here. I’ve missed reading updates on your blog the past few months. Looking forward to reading more tech/geek material from you.

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