A few weeks ago I posted some news about some upcomming changes to my blog. I’ve been a bit delayed by quite a few last minute items related to a project I’m on and doing the finishing touches on our nursery (we’re execting our first literaly any day now). I still plan all those changes, and have implemented a few already in my local copy. I’m also going to add a “printer friendly” version of every post among a few other things.
One thing I do plan on doing is moving my blog from www.andrewconnell.com/blog/ to just www.andrewconnell.com . This will break a ton of links, I know, but there are a few things I’m doing to deal with this:
- I’ve created a FeedBurner account ( I blogged it here ). When the URL changes, the FeedBurner feed will be updated as well so there won’t be any issues for aggregators that subscribe to my FeedBurner feed. If you haven’t already, I’d like to encourage you to please update your feed to use this feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/AndrewConnell .
- Trap all RSS/ATOM requests to old URL: I’m going to write a little handler that will sit in the /blog/ directory that will trap all RSS and ATOM feed requests. It will respond with a single feed item that gives info about where my feed has moved to, and encourage you to use the FeedBurner feed.
- Trap all other requests to the old URL: Same thing as above, except it will give you a nice message page saying the URL has changed, please update your links, and have an autoredirect to the real URL. This will be easy because the only change should be to remove /blog/ out of the URL.
Why do this to my URL? I originally was going to build a site… something similar to what this guy did. But with the modifications I plan, as well as adding a photo album, I’m just going to make my modified .Text v.95 blog my complete site.
I hope to have it all finished by the end of February.