A few months ago I redesigned my main site – but I left the blog as it was – since I still liked the design, and it was working well. Why change what wasn’t broken?
But then I started to want some new features – like a list of my most popular posts – I’d seen that on other blogs and thought it was really cool and interesting. I want to know what’s most popular on other blogs, so why shouldn’t I showcase that on my own blog as well? And I really really really wanted comments to appear on my blog, right on that same page – I had begun to hate that a user had to click and go to blogger.com in order to read what others had written. Those were my big two desires – a popular posts feature and embedded comments – but there were smaller desires as well, like wanting the flexibility of having both categories and tags, instead of just labels…
So it was time to migrate from Blogger to WordPress! But I have one minor glitch that I can’t seem to figure out? My old feed was at feed://cherylspelts.com/blog/atom.xml or feed://studiocheryl.com/blog/atom.xml – but the new feed is at a different location, and I can’t seem to figure out how to make it all work together…
What that means is that if you subscribe to this blog, using the old feed, it will no longer be updated. I may only have 23 subscribers, but I don’t want to lose a single one because I didn’t leave a bread crumb trail!
So please, if you’re one of my 23 wonderful beautiful fabulous subscribers – please update my feed address to the following!
And if you’re not one of my beloved 23, feel free to feel the love and join up!
Edited on 12.20.2009 to add: I think I finally figured this out! The old blog feed is now redirecting to the new feed, so all is well again. Yay!
4 Replies to “Blog Redesign & My New Feed”
As I said in a latter comment, love the wordpress version…
What I like best is the continuity with the old design, this one’s just better, feature wise…the features/changes are subtle but really speak to usability and improve it over all!
Thank you Elisa! And you’re right, it doesn’t look all that different from my old blog design – the idea was to improve some of the features, and make only minor aesthetic changes at this time. But that doesn’t mean I’m stuck, aesthetically! Now that the structure is on a platform I can live with long term, I’ll be free to experiment with the design, and let it evolve over time…
Hey Cheryl – as one of the 23 ;~) I thought I’d say hi and tell you I love the new design … Beautiful and functional. Great job!
Yay Olivia! Thank you! And I just checked out your blog, and now I’m following you! Your images are really stunning!