Archives for April 2007

Darren answers my question

Ok, first I have to admit that I really don’t recall the exact question that I asked. Obviously, it was something along the lines of “how do I continue to grow my blog past a plateau?” In any case, Darren Rowse of has a very nicely thought out response on the latest entry into the Chitika Blog Bash and he just happens to mention me at the very, very end of it. It’s cool to get the mention even if it is just because of a question. That and it’s pretty cool to have gotten a link from the domain.

Take a look and read up on the best ways to grow your blog according to Darren.

Thanks Darren!

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Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix trailer

I can’t wait for the new book, which I have pre-ordered, and the movie is supposed to be just before hand. Just enough to whet my appetite for a little more Harry before the series ends. Here’s the newest international trailer for the movie.

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How do I change an URL in Technorati?

I’ve tried. It doesn’t seem easily possible. All I want to do is change or add a URL to a claimed blog. Both URLs point to the exact same place. It’s just a simple redirect. Why can’t I add a URL or change a URL?

Here’s why I need to do this. My blogs A Penny Saved and eBay Habit were both running off of a subdomain here at I recently purchased and set up individual domains for both. Because I had been running A Penny Saved for over a year, I understandably had quite a few links to the subdomain address.

The only way I could find to change the URL in Technorati is to remove the old blog with the old URL and then add the new URL back as a new blog. Of course the problem then becomes that my link counts are off because the old links are still valid and still point to the right place, but I just can’t combine the two URLs into one blog.

I’m sure it’s a bit of a programming headache for Dave Sifry and crew, but I also can’t imagine that it would be that hard of an implementation. A couple of lines of code to enter a second or third URL into the database for the blog. A couple more lines in the link count code to add a loop for each URL in the database for a blog.

Of course, there are timing and resource issues anytime you add code, but frankly, Technorati runs pretty slow anyways so what’s an extra couple of seconds? It certainly would make things easier on the blogmasters. Maybe next time Stowe Boyd moves URLs, he won’t have to keep such close track of how fast he builds his links back up. 😉

P.S. It is possible that I missed something somewhere that would have allowed for me to do what I want to. This is mostly just a rant. If I did miss something, please let me know in the comments as I’d love to use the functionality if it already exists.

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New Orleans bound

I found out a couple of weeks ago and have been waiting on some confirmation as to hotels and such before saying anything about it, but I’m headed to New Orleans the second week of May. From the looks of it, I’ll be staying a few blocks from Bourbon St. and about a mile from the Superdome.

So… Are there any must see sort of things in that area? I’m guessing the House of Blues is one. Maybe Ripley’s. Doubt I’ll hit the Superdome at all. I’ve never been to the area, so if you’ve got a great place to see, let me know. I should have a little bit of time that first weekend and on the evenings through the week.

Now, next question. I’m a little excited about the cuisine down there and can’t wait to test out a few things. Any meals that just gotta be tried?

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