Sunday, August 14, 2011

Grow Up, Little Blog

A technical question for my blog readers, who may well be more technically savvy than I am.

I’ve had this blog at this URL for some time, and I feel now that I can do better than a URL based on the old AIM screen name I used back in the day when I actually used AIM. So I could change the URL, but I don’t want to nullify all the links currently leading here. So I’m wondering this: Is it possible to start a new URL — maybe something a little more grown-up but maybe still even something that just reflects the title of the blog — and post content both there and at the old URL? Like, basically have a mirror site, I guess? I’d use the new, improved URL as the official site, but people could still access content by typing what’s gotten them here in the past.

Is this possible? Is this even a thing?

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:54 AM

    Of course it's possible, I've seen sites do it a bunch before. Sorry I'm not sure how to do it. I think you would make the new blog, then put just a redirect on the old one.
    It's possible though!

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  2. As anonymous says it's totally a thing. The question you need to google about is if it's a thing for blogspot. A good host can be set up to do whatevers, but blogspot might not be so accommodating.

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  3. Hey there, Drew! It's definitely do-able with a blogspot blog -- I just did it myself a month or so ago. Well, actually, I didn't do it myself, someone did it for me. I'm not sure *how* she did it at this point, though. Let me check with her and get back to you, OK?

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  4. http://www.webupd8.org/2009/06/how-to-redirect-your-blogger-blog-to.html

    That'll tell you how to do it. Unfortunately, it looks like you'll need a new version of every post, and I'm not sure if there's a way to automate that or not.

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  5. Please let the URL be: midlifecrisisicarus.com

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  6. All except George: Thanks for the helpfulness. Glad to know that it's possible. I suppose I can ask people for direction on how to proceed -- though if you know, please do tell -- but my current problem is this: What am I asking to do? Like, is there a term for what I'm attempting to accomplish?

    George: That is no. No, George.

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  7. What you want to do is called redirection. For example, I know there are quite a few URLs that all point to the TopatoCo store, including awesomeninja.com and topatoco.com.

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