Moving your blog
A little plea to bloggers out there. When you update your blogging software,
move to a new site or otherwise change things please think about those who
read your site via RSS.
Remember you have gone to a lot of trouble to attract these people who are
subscribed to everything you write.
Thus it is NOT a good idea to just stop your RSS feed with no explanation
when you move. We love what your write but seriously it might take us a few
weeks to work out you have been quiet. Then we have to fire up our browsers,
search for your new site and go though the process of subscribing again.
Over the last 24 hours I’ve had two of the sites I follow ( Freakonomics
and Juha Saarinen (new URLs) )
move to new sites. Actually they both moved a couple of weeks ago but didn’t
see anything on their old feeds (freakonomics is trying to fix this now) so
I only found out when I read about it somewhere else.
Even if your old site won’t let you point to the new one a little farewell
note with a subtle hint will at least alert your readers to the move.
It looks like google video recently got rid of the ability to
download their videos as .avi’s . They are still available in a PSP
orientated format which I seem to be able to play but the resolution is worse
than the avi was.
Since the main thing I watched on google video was the Tech Talks
of people speaking to google the extra resolution really helped with reading
the slides on people’s presentations. I’d ask google to provide a higher resolution
format but there doesn’t seem to be any contact available for Tech Talks. I left
a note on google video feedback however.
I suspect the next move will be to shut it down and go streaming-only via youtube.