Thursday, April 29, 2010

Trying to Figure This Whole Blog Thing Out

I use blogger.com to publish this blog. I publish via FTP because I use my own domain name, and not a blogger domain.   About a month ago I was informed that I need to migrate to a blogger domain because FTP publishing will no longer be available. So, that’s annoying. I don’t want a blogger domain. I have a perfectly good one, and see no reason why I have to switch to blogger, other than to improve their brand recognition.

So, Todd and I have to figure out how to keep a blog on followsabine.com in the next few days, as the end of the FTP publishing world will come to blogger on May 1.

I ask you, Internet, what do you think we should do?

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Blogger Taoist said...

Um, crap.

I think there's some sort of way to have your own domain on WordPress, but I'm not sure you can FTP your posts. Does that part matter, or is it just that you want your own domain name? I think Vix and CheaperThanTherapy both use WordPress to upload to a blog on their own domain name. I've considered being TB.com myself, and I think it's possible, I just haven't tried it.

April 29, 2010 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Beej said...

The purpose of FTPing through blogger is to get the posts to show up on followsabine.com, not followsabine.blogspot.com.

From what I gather, wordpress.org is the way to fly for custom domains, while wordpress.com is for sites like taoistbiker.wordpress.com. I think that wordpress.com hosts the blog, but wordpress.org gives you the guts to create the posts and put them onto a custom domain.

Luckily am married to super badass computer guy and he'll figure it out. Before Saturday, I hope.

April 29, 2010 at 2:42 PM  
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May 10, 2010 at 3:55 AM  
OpenID crisitunity said...

Well, now this makes sense. I have been wondering where the heck you were for the last three months, so I went to one of the last comments you made on my blog and clicked, and oh my goodness I've missed three months of posts! Because the address changed, my feed reader wasn't picking up any of the posts since you stopped FTPing. Really glad I bothered to look again. I figured you'd just stopped blogging, as so many do.

July 23, 2010 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Beej said...

Crisitunity, that and I was in Big Boat Trip Preparation Land for the last 3 mos. So I haven't been reading much on anyone else's blogs b/c haven't been home.

Now that big trip is over, for the moment, I am back in action with reading everyone else as well.

July 25, 2010 at 7:28 PM  

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