NEW Home for Being Yordie Sands

My Being Yordie Sands blog means a great deal to me.
It helped define who I am in Second Life.
However, it needs a new home.

It has been a stressful decision process, but I’ve decided to discontinue Being Yordie Sands on Google Blogger. The reasons are discussed on my last post “official” post Coming: A Very Difficult Change. I’ve chosen WordPress as the new home. Yay! In fact, this blog will be renamed Being Yordie Sands later today.

Here’s the short version of my thoughts about this:

  • My Blogger site has issues I believe were introduced by Internet Explore.
  • My  Blogger site is not fixable with reasonable efforts.
  • Moving from Blogger to WordPress will cost me all my rankings.
  • WordPress has a very active interface with other blogs and readers.
  • I’m writing for iRez salon and much of my new writing will go there.
  • Being Yordie Sands style content will go here.

I hope all my readers from my Google site will come with me to this new blog, but there is no hope for saving the rankings I built up on that site.

Please stay tuned. Despite all that will be lost, I’m very enthusiastic about rebuilding my reader base.

YAY! hehe

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About Yordie

I'm an avatar in Second Life where I star as the heroine of a virtual fantasy life. In the real world, I'm writing my debut sci-fi novel.
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16 Responses to NEW Home for Being Yordie Sands

  1. Welcome to WP matey, you’ll love it here I promise 😀 I moved from Blogger to WP back in 07 and I’ve never looked back. And the Android app brilliant -I wrote my last post with it entirely on my Galaxy 2 🙂

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    • Yordie Sands says:

      The only hesitation was the loss of all my rankings. They are rather humble in the overall scheme of things but they took time and work to cultivate. But like you say, HB, no looking back.

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  2. Aww Yordie, yay! Blogger’s a great platform… but I did make the same move a little over a year ago and I think it’s worked out pretty well, so welcome to wordpress!

    Thanks for all your awesome posts and super-enthusiasm! You make it so much fun to be here!! 🙂

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  3. Lalo Telling says:

    Coincidence would have it, I’m moving my blog here to WP, too – after a years with a paid service called Squarespace, who were a disappointment for the money they charged, and 2 years with Blogger before that.

    It’s a tedious process (I’m about 90% done, after a week) but rewarding – and you get to re-read everything you’ve written, at least twice… whether you want to or not :-\

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    • Yordie Sands says:

      Feels good to know someone else is in the same boat. I’ve had this WordPress blog for about six months. I saw a need for a kinda lifeboat after some changes Google made to Blogger and G+ in December. It pretty much wrecked my previously serene world on Blogger.

      I haven’t decided to attempt an import from Blogger yet, i have some real concerns as to what will come out on this end. I suppose I must try tho. Are you just re-reading because the process is slow?

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      • Lalo Telling says:

        The import from Blogger was pretty painless. You get an XML file as a result, which you then give to the WP Import function. All of your posts, comments, and photos will come over, receiving WP URLs in the process. It’s the URLs imbedded in the text that won’t change automatically.

        If you reference others of your own posts (which I do a lot, especially with the history series), you have to manually replace the URLS after importing from Blogger. That entails going through each post to see if there are any that need editing, and then finding the post in WP to grab the new link.

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        • Yordie Sands says:

          Omg Lalo… I have many, many URLs embedded in my posts. Thanks for the tip. How about Picassa images? Are you finding those to be ok? btw, I manually moved one of my Tabs last night, the Notices tab and it uses a Picassa image, so i assume all that will work. I’ve been so busy (stressing other things) I’m way behind you on all this. I really appreciate your tips. kind regards… Yordie

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          • Lalo Telling says:

            Hi again, Yordie 🙂 It seems that any URLs that point *outside* the blog don’t need to be edited – including image links to Picasa. Only the ones that linked to other posts of mine needed to be re-pathed, and that’s done now 🙂

            I’m having to re-upload a lot of images, but *only* because I was a page-width hog in the Blogspot version of the blog, and the new template is narrower than the old one. I’ve discovered that deleting the old copy and uploading a new one takes less effort than trying to resize: it allows WP to do the resizing automatically. Fortunately, the photos on my hard drive are well-organized.

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          • Yordie Sands says:

            Oh good to know, Lalo. I have some links outside the blog, but i think there are a lot inside. Oh wow, good to know about the page width thing too. I think all my photos are Large, and generally use a similar size on WP. Sounds like i have some work ahead. Thank, Lalo!

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          • Yordie Sands says:

            Oh… just realized that the “outside” the blog links are very important to me. I have many Flickr pics & Youtube links. It didn’t hit me until i got to thinking about it. Good go know

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  4. Glad to hear you chose WordPress Yordie. It can be a bit intimidating at first, but its a good thing they’ve got going here. Sadly my own blog is still on hold for now, but if you have any questions feel free to email me at the Listening Post. Just go to the “Meet the Staff” section and drop me a line anytime 🙂

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    • Yordie Sands says:

      Wow Dex… long time no see! Thanks for the tip on WordPress. How has your road trip group been? Have you gone on any adventures? Have you checked out the sim crossing improvements?

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      • No I haven’t had a chance to come back to SL at all, though I certainly want to. I’m still working on finding a a job and computer. Cant wait to see whats changed; and from what I hear, a lot has.

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