Sunday, April 25, 2010

Shedding Some Light v2.0

This is the last post I am making on Blogger, but before you worry, it is not the last blog post I am going to make. A few months ago Blogger announced they are ending support for FTP users of their service. They offered several options including moving to Blogspot hosting, converting to a custom domain under Google hosting, or go someplace else. I chose to move someplace else.

The reason for the move is simple. I like hosting my content. First is the fact I have read others who lost their content when their hosting lost a server or did not have good backups. I don't want to worry if someone decides one day that they no longer want to support the service they offer. Shutting down. And with it goes all the content I have written and shared with my readers. In the case of Blogger, all my content was posted on my Web site and I backed it up to my local network. Redundancy and backup are important.

So if you are interested in the new blog, please head over to Shedding Some Light v2.0. You will things are set up, and a little under construction. Please understand the dust has not settled.

Home page:

Please update your favorite RSS reader with the new feed.

I look forward to taking advantage of the Wordpress community's contribution with themes, widgets, and add-ins. Might even be able to contribute back once I understand how things work.

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At 4/26/2010 09:09:00 PM, Anonymous Steven Black said...

Rick, did you know... the RSS spec defines a redirect protocol that, in my experience, works flawlessly.

Therefore, no reason for people to adjust their feeds...

**--** Steve

At 4/26/2010 09:25:00 PM, Blogger Rick Schummer said...

Thanks Steve, but I'm a bit confused. If I have a separate blog in separate folder, different URL, and a different feed, I suspect people need the new feed. I am leaving the old blog in the old folder for now until I get the links cleaned up and everything pointed to the correct spot.

Or do I have to do something in the old feed to point to the new feed?



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