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New webhosting for waldo’s blog

Some of you already noticed: if you go to www.waldo.be, you get a new look&feel for “waldo’s blog”.

Why?

Well, not that I didn’t like my old blogging location. Really! I have been blogging at DUG from the start! From April 1st, almost 6 years ago (djeez .. I’m getting old). Not a single month did pass without one of more blogs.. . You don’t do that when you don’t like the platform.

I would like to thank Erik Ernst (the DUG Godfather) from the bottom of my heart for having me there!

You still didn’t say why?

Well, for a few reasons.

First of all controlling reasons. I wasn’t able to admin/control my blog when I wanted. I wanted to change themes, upgrade, change RSS stuff (I only get 15 items…), have a media library/downloads, easier posting including pictures, choose custom plugins whenever I want (like polls, …), … .

Second was the software: I have a blog, and the number one blogging software (we all know) is Wordpress. There is no secret there.. . Community server does his thing, but Wordpress is just so much better. Although I must say, it definitely isn’t faster .. .

Some of you have noticed that I have been posting on mibuso as well. That was more of a tryout for me. It got me to know Wordpress, but I have the same “issues” (which is a far too harsh word for it) there: not admin, not control, .. (may be at that time “no knowledge..”). That makes it a third reason: blogging to two sites doesn’t make much sense.

And then of course, there are other reasons: my layout was so bad that I got hate-mails from people (yes Kurt, you! ;-) ). Furthermore, don’t know if you noticed, but I used my domain name “waldo.be” and by URL forwarding attached it to my DUG blog. That didn’t work well .. You weren’t able to comment, log in or whatever.. .

What are you going to do?

Well, from this day, I will switch to my new webhosting that I’ve linked to my www.waldo.be domain. One place, all under my control. If it doesn’t work: I am to blame! ;-)

Consequences

There are a few consequences though.

This is the last post in Mibuso and DynamicsUser. You won’t get any updates anymore there. I have been thinking of still doing so, but in a way, that doesn’t make much sense, does it?

So if you were “following” me through email, and you would still like to get mails from my posts, then I recommend to subscribe to my new blog .. There is something like this on my blog where you can do so..

If you did the same with RSS, there is a new RSS feed.

Still struggling

I’m not completely satisfied yet with the blog though. Mainly with performance. So if you see the theme changing a couple of times (I think it’s due to performance, but I’m not sure) .. that’s probably the reason.

I’m also searching for a way to get all my old posts into this blog. But that doesn’t seem to be so easy. I did an import of the RSS feed, but that only gives me 15 posts.. . I’m thinking of re-publishing the posts, or something like that. Anyway, my old blog(s) will be online for a while, I hope, so you can search for content there as well.. .

Contact me!

Really, any kind of freedback is appreciated. I made sure there is a contact form on the site, for you to give feedback as much as you like.

February 6th, 2013 Posted by waldo | Other | one comment

1 Comment »

  1. Hey Eric,

    if you want to get your old blogs moved across, its easy.

    setup Live Writer.
    Connect to your DUG account.
    Have it load all blogs back onto your local Live Writer account.
    Connect to your new blog.
    Republish.

    Its very fast and simple.

    Comment by David Singleton | February 20, 2013

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