Welcome back at Sebastian’s Pamphlets!

Dear friends and loyal readers,

I didn’t post for a while because I was working on this blog in my spare time. Not a big loss by the way, since SES in San Jose floods the SEOsphere with enough tidbits from the Google Dance and other events like paid link sermons currently. Ok, back to the breaking news: a week ago I got sebastians-pamphlets.com (unfortunately the owner of sebastian.com was not willing to sell the domain, although he has no Web site and I promised to keep his email addresses intact and working) and started my Blogger exodus. Meanwile I’ve imported the old stuff from sebastianx.blogspot.com, and hopefully I’ve solved all the various issues breaking my layout here.

Actually, I’m launching a buggy blog, but I can’t stand my ugly free hosted outlet any more. So please save your comments before you hit submit, because the AJAXed comment script erases it if you forget to type in the spam protection stuff, or the answer is wrong, or whatnot. There are more open items on my to-do list, but nothing that critical.

Please update your blogrolls: http://sebastians-pamphlets.com/ (without the world wide wait prefix)
and your feed readers: http://feeds.sebastians-pamphlets.com/SebastiansPamphlets (I’ll redirect the old feed when my Blogger farewell post has hit most if not all feed readers). If you’d like to update your links to particular posts too, here is a tool to find the new URLs. ;)

WordPress is kinda plug ‘n play thingy, at least that’s how I’ve used it before. Installing and configuring WordPress for my personal blog was a completely other story. I looked at more details, and found many things I wanted to change or optimize. Now I’m the proud owner of the most hacked template ever. Some things weren’t doable with plugins and template-hacks, so I wrote a couple scripts too, producing enough fodder for a soon to write blog post or two. And of course I had to enhance the WordPress link structure.

At least temporarily I’ll get rid of all my search engine traffic, because I can’t redirect properly from Blogger and must noindex the old blog to avoid dupe issues. It would be nice when you dear readers could feed me with links until the engines rediscover me! ;)

I’m eager to get feedback on this blog, so please don’t hesitate to leave your dofollowed comments despite the AJAX pitfall mentioned above. I really hope you’ll like it, but I do appreciate your critiques very much because they’ll help me to improve things for your convenience.

Thank you and happy commenting!
Sebastian



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4 Comments to "Welcome back at Sebastian's Pamphlets!"

  1. Craig on 23 August, 2007  #link

    Nice, I like it, I like it a LOT more than your previous blog.

  2. Tad on 23 August, 2007  #link

    Looks much better now! Blogroll updated at SEO 2.0! I see you took my advice (
    http://seo2.0.onreact.com/5-dirty-blogging-tricks ) and added a ridiculous motif at the top.

  3. Sebastian on 23 August, 2007  #link

    Thanks guys :)
    Tad, that’s a good post, but I didn’t read it before. I didn’t really think of that as a trick, branding with a somewhat unique image in a signal color is just marketing instinct.

  4. Tad on 23 August, 2007  #link

    Calling best practices “tricks” is a tricks itsself btw. ;-)

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