I'm going to move this blog to a new google apps domain, but the feed will still be managed by Google/Blogger. You shouldn't won't have to do anything, because:
- Google will do a URL redirect indefinitely.
- The specific URL redirect is a "301 redirect", meaning a permanent move. Many feed readers will automatically update their feeds, even though the old feed address will continue to work. The update will take a few minutes to occur.
The main side-effect of the move will be that the last 10 posts will be treated as "new". I've written a bit about how the move is accomplished previously.
The new site, kateva.org, has its own "main page" and will eventually hold two blogs, this tech blog and my "everything else" blog. The urls for the pages will eventually be:
- Gordon's Tech: googlefaughnan.blogspot.com will become tech.kateva.org (today)
- Gordon's Notes: jfaughnan.blogspot.com will become notes.kateva.org (in a week or so)
I've two reasons to make the move. One is to get away from the whimsical URLs I chose to play with years ago, the other is to move my pseudonymous identify (John Gordon) a few degrees away from my "true name" (John xxxxxxxx).
More after the move ...
Update 7/1/07: After 14 hours neither Google Reader nor Bloglines have updated pre-existing subscriptions. Yech. You should update manually if you can read this. Google Groups Help discussion here.
Update 7/2/07: The Blogger help group samaritans found that Blogger is returning a true 301 redirect, so the fault seems to lie with Bloglines ...
Update 7/3/07: I've not heard anything from Bloglines tech support. One clue might be that the pattern of the Blogger feed has changed:
- old: http://googlefaughnan.blogspot.com/rss/googlefaughnan.xml
- new: http://tech.kateva.org/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
7/2/2007 18:58:21 Trying http://googlefaughnan.blogspot.comI'm going to try the redirect using some tools suggested on the Blogger group and see what happens when I try to hit the old url directly.
HTTP/1.0 301 Moved Permanently
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2007 01:57:37 GMT
Update 7/3/07: Bloglines may be absolved! Google uses a different syntax for RSS feeds on custom domain vs. traditional blogger. It appears the 301 redirect only changes the domain, so a subscription that references the RSS feed will break during a transition and cannot be updated.