Welcome to the new Tojou site

I’ve changed the URL of this blog and ported it from Blogger to WordPress. There are still a few kinks to be worked out in the CSS (especially for IE 6.0, that awful browser), but mostly it’s ready for prime time. If you see any errors or ugliness, please tip me off.

The feed URL is exactly the same, so if you subscribe through RSS, you should not experience any changes.

New blog home page URL: http://mindymcadams.com/tojou/

19 Comments on “Welcome to the new Tojou site

  1. Glad to see you finally finished the jump. I found out about it from the post showing up in Google Reader, so we know that Feedburner is working. If I can make one usability comment, where’s the link to the front page of the blog? I can’t find it. My favorite usual suspect, the logo, isn’t linked.

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  3. congratulations, mindy, on the successful port!

    how difficult was it to port from blogger to wordpress?

  4. Craig: I know, there are no links to home as yet. I guess I will throw one under “Pages” for the time being. There’s a button design issue for About, Home, and maybe Bio, but it might take me more than a day or two to get that resolved. Thanks for the prodding!

  5. David: Transferring the posts and comments from Blogger to WordPress was surprisingly easy (to my relief)! The trick is to start a free hosted blog at WordPress.com. IMPORT everything from Blogger to that new blog. Then from WordPress.com, EXPORT an XML file of that blog. The XML file will import cleanly into your new site and populate it with all your Blogger posts AND comments.

    I remember I had to do this two-step process either because (a) I used to be on “old” Blogger, or (b) I had already switched to “new” Blogger. I did the initial port back in May, so all I remember is that I searched the Web for HOURS until I found this foolproof solution.

    I even did a second import yesterday of all the Blogger posts between May and now. Even that went smoothly. No lost posts — and no duplicates. There are some embed problems that I am going to have to go back and fix manually, but that’s all.

  6. Actually, the latest version of WordPress (or, 2.2 and up, I think), are supposed to properly import directly from the “new” Blogger.

  7. And, it looks from the code like you’re trying to do some sort of image replacement technique on the h1 to make the logo link back to home. I know a real easy and pretty bulletproof one of those.

  8. Mindy — congrats.
    The new site looks cool so far. Excited to see what you do with it.

  9. I subscribe via Google Reader.. and I used to get full feeds of all your posts. But now I am only getting partial feeds. I know there is debate between the two; as full feeds decrease the traffic to your site, but they are also incredibly easier to read, as they don’t require extra clicks.

    I was just wondering if the change was intentional; if so I understand. If not, could full feeds be implemented again?

  10. Mindy,

    Congrats on getting WordPress. It’s so much better than Blogger. I wish more journalism students would get their own WordPress sites and experiment.

    Maybe one day.

  11. Hi, Mark. I have spent quite a lot of time trying to figure out how to get full posts back into my feed. I do not want the truncated versions.

    So far I have been all over FeedBurner, and I’ve concluded the problem is not there. I’ve dug into WordPress a bit, but so far, I can’t find any option to change to put the full posts back in the feed!

    If anyone can help me, I’d be grateful. If not, I hope I’ll figure it out eventually.

    Right now I’m hammering on one persistent float/margin problem in IE6 … grr!

  12. Congratulations Mindy, I wish you the best with this new domain 🙂

    I’m a spanish blogger that follow your fantastic posts every day.

  13. congratulations, mindy

    About the feeds, go to Options >> Reading. You`ll the option Syndication Feeds there

  14. I’m trying to figure out how to reinstate full text in the feeds. What Darko suggested — there is an option there, but I do have it set to “full.” Apparently there is something else called a “more” feature, and I have not located it to turn it off! But I will!

  15. The new redesign looks great. Down at the bottom, the categories of posts is HUGE. Perhaps narrow that down a bit. Also, the navigation needs to be more available. There’s no navigation at the top of the page, which is disconcerting.

  16. Thank, Ray! You are completely right about the navigation. I had a plan for buttons at the top but scrapped it … now redesigning. And the categories — yeah, I think it is 64. Nuts! I will work on that soon. I’m very flattered that you like the design, since you are a great designer yourself.

  17. Great minds …

    Mindy, your site looks great! Congrats on converting. I also have been looking at WordPress and working on a conversion the past couple of weeks. I just went live with the new layout tonight.

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