Over the weekend, I took the opportunity to build a new website. Lately I have been having a lot of issues with my online portfolio, which was housed at terrypbrock.com, and I have been frustrated with having my blog and my portfolio housed on different urls on different wordpress installations. With, hopefully, a In looking for a wordpress themes for a digital project that I’m starting this summer, I stumbled upon a suite of themes from ThemeTrust that I thought were pretty slick, and introduced a “Portfolio” component, in addition to a blog. So, the transition began this weekend, and is at a point that I’m willing to share as of 2 am this morning.
Please visit the site at http://terrypbrock.com and give me any feedback you have. There are still a number of items I have yet to add to the Portfolio, and I have to reenter a lot of images into the imported blog posts, but for the most part, this is the basic framework for the new site.
Of course, the biggest fear about moving a blog from one URL to another is losing readers and creating dead links. Fortunately, I think most of that will be fine:
- If you have subscribed to this site within the last year or two, you hopefully used the “feedburner” RSS Feed. This is good, because I can transfer that feed to the new blog. So, if you got to this post via your RSS reader, don’t do anything. If you got to this post via some other means, check your RSS reader and see if this post is there. If not, click on the RSS button and re-subscribe!
- All the blog posts on the old Dirt are still alive. I have imported them all to the new space, but have also left them up in the old space, meaning any links that go directly to old posts still work: they just take you to my old site.
- Any link to “dirt.terrypbrock.com”, however, will redirect to “terrypbrock.com”. So, if you’re one of the couple people who have me listed in a blogroll or something, never fear: the link still works.
Anyway, please take a look through the site and please give me any comments you may have. There is a contact form under the “About” tab, where you can send corrections/suggestions or just say “hello”!