Tuesday, October 07, 2008

wineconversation.com is moving home

Farewell Blogger! Hello Blogging!

Dear Blogger Platform

You've been a friend over the last 2 years or more, and were instrumental in getting me blogging in the first place, but I'm afraid to say we've grown apart and our relationship is no longer the same. I'm moving out!



I'm very excited to let you know, if you've stuck with me over the last few weeks of relative silence, that I have moved home and put up a new blog on my own domain wineconversation.com

If you have been kind enough to add a link to my site from your blog, PLEASE update the link to the new address (http://www.wineconversation.com). I have an exciting plan for how to reciprocate on my new wine links page.

I still intend to blog about wine marketing, wine culture and other fun wine related thoughts, but the flexibility of the new site will allow me to organise the content better and add a few more fun features over the next few weeks and months (and maybe even years!).

This original blogspot site will continue to exist as Blogger does not allow me to easily redirect my traffic to the new site (shame on them!). I will leave all the content live and I'm including this message as the final post so that if you have made your way here you can easily find the new site.

On the other hand, if you are a new visitor who has happened across this archive, you can read more about me, Robert McIntosh, and share thoughts on wine on the new site. You should also contact me through the new site as it will be the most up-to-date.

I cannot sign off without a big thank you to Ryan at Catavino Marketing (who do Internet marketing for Bodegas but are equally experts in blogs for people like me) for his blog design expertise - thanks for the hard work and support in creating the new site!

Come on over to The Wine Conversation and join in the new wine conversation.

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7 comments:

Will said...

One thing I have always been interested in, how difficult will it be to get people to update their links if you change domaine or in your case from blogger to your own domaine. Also, I wonder how quickly your traffic will pick up to original levels or even improve due to enhanced functionality. The new site looks great, so best of luck with this change. For what it's worth I have updated the link in my blog.

Cheers,
Will

Taster B said...

Ok, I'm editing my link to The Wine Conversation. Congrats!

Robert McIntosh said...

thank you Will and Taster B - I have no idea how hard a road the transfer will be, but I do believe that in the end it will be worth it, so it is worth a try

thank you both for your support!

Gilberto Pagua said...

Welcome to the Wordpress plataform.
I hope you enjoy the flexibility.

Sherry said...

Is this blog moving or something?

Robert McIntosh said...

It has moved already. Unfortunately I cannot redirect the old content, so I had to copy it to the main site an leave it here as well. This site will no longer be updated, but if you pop over to www.wineconversation.com you'll find some new stuff

dhonig said...

I added you to 2 Days per Bottle. Also, have you joined The 89 Project yet? If not, send me a real email at dhonig_at_indy_dot_rr_dot_com, and I will send you an invitation.

Okay, you can pretty easily redirect on Blogger. Go to your settings page, then "Publishing." It has a "your domain" box to redirect. Really, it's not hard. I did it a long time ago with my cartoon site.

Good luck.

david