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15 January 2006I am restarting the blog from scratch with a new script that I wrote and a slightly different blog format. Here are the changes:
1. No Comments, Please.
I got sick of deleting spam messages. I researched the “does my blog need comments enabled?” question and I now think it is better to run my blogs without comments. Less spam and a bigger chance for someone linking to specific posts.
2. Categories are dead. Long live tags.
Tags are great for attracting traffic from sites like technorati.com. I am organizing all my blogs around tags. If you are not familiar with the concept run a search on google with keywords like “blogging tags versus categories”.
3. A different navigation structure
Navigation now revolves around tags and I have also introduced latest posts, related posts and top rated posts (you can rate my posts). I hope you will find it much easier to find stuff when the blog gets more content.
4. Use my own script
I wrote a tiny blog script that perfectly suits my needs in less than 5 days. That gives me a lot of freedom in customizing the hell out of it. I am also releasing a web development blog, and honestly, I consider it shameful to not run it on my own blog script. Every time I start digging the documentation of wordpress or any other script and I get nervous. I am tired of looking at someone else’s code. I am used to my coding style and am now using my own blog script, affiliate tracking script and forum script.
In the future, I will implement archives.
Now, the bad news. I am too lazy to import the old posts. That also falls perfectly in love with my tendency to abandon old stuff and restart from scratch.
Also, the blog is moved from blog.seoguide.org to www.seoguide.org/blog/
The urls of the rss/atom feeds have also changed.
Your comments are welcomed. Oh, I forgot that you can’t comment on my blog any more.