After five years, I have finally given in and decided to move both this blog and my own to the root directory. That’s right, no more /blog/ and no more basic redirect in the root. Five years ago, we planned on having some well-developed sites that included the blog along the side, so we placed the blogs in the /blog/ directory and a simple redirect in the root there for the time being. What actually happened is that over those five years we wound up developing our blogs into the sites that we wanted in the first place, so I felt that it was time to give them the placement that they deserved.
Fortunately, modern redirects have evolved in such a way that you don’t need to do anything, unless you really want to change your bookmarks or resubscribe to the feed. Everything should be redirecting to the proper place. Unfortunately, not all subscription services will be able to redirect to the new feed, but I’m hoping that they will at least make some sort of notice regarding the problem so that you can re-subscribe to the new feed URL.
I’ll be posting a writeup of the whole move process in a few days, so If you notice anything wrong, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
For your convenience, please feel free to use the large buttons below to re-subscribe to the feed and/or re-bookmark the blog.
[cross-posted from MacManX.com]
Nice move (pardon the pun) moving the blog over. I have a blog of mine that is still in the format yours previously was and am thinking of moving mine over to the root of the domain as well. Was it hard to do? And do you then lose all your content or do the old links just redirect to the new ones?
It said in your sidebar the post was written by James so I was on autopilot. I’m assuming Sarah wrote the post?
Actually, I cross-posted from my own blog. The overall process was rather easy, but not without a few problems. You won’t lose your content and the permalinks should automatically redirect. I’ve detailed the whole process here.
Awesome. Thanks so much James!