Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Changing URLs for Blogs and Feeds

I'm having a nightmare trying to sort out my blogs and RSS feeds. Now that I've been using blogger for a while I can see that I've done a few things wrong. My biggest mistake was not setting up permanent URLs for the RSS feeds from the outset. Now that I've figured out how to do all that and brought feedburner.com into the mix, I've realised I need to change the URLs of the blogs and RSS feeds.

My main blog has moved to http://blog.dave.co.nz and all the new URLs are shown there. I'm sorry for the hassle but I'll have to ask all subscribers to go there and re-subscribe to the appropriate topic feed(s). These URLs should be permanent now so I hope I don't have to go through this again.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Dave !
    It seems that you have more than one blog.
    I was thinking also to make additional blog to one that I currently have, but could you please tell me the advantages of creating new blog instead of creating a new section in your existing blog?
    Thank you.

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  2. Hi Greg,
    To be honest I prefer having different sections in the same blog - it's a lot easier. However it made sense for me to have separate blogs because some of them are specifically related to certain websites and it just works better if the blogs are part of those sites. For example, my MediaCollege.com blog uses the blog software that comes with the forum software I use - this way I'll be able to integrate it with the forum database, let other users post guest messages, co-ordinate RSS feeds, etc. Not to mention the fact that it has the same page template as the rest of the site which makes it a more consistent user experience.

    So in a nutshell, I only create separate blogs if I really need to. If there's no compelling reason to, I prefer to keep my blog topics within the same blog.

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