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I’m not the only one moving to a new home

My apartment is (mostly) packed, and in an hour I’ll be off to pick up my soon-to-be roommate and our U-Haul. Then the real fun begins. Blah. After some thought, I realized this will be the ninth time I’ve moved in five years. As much as I hate packing up all my crap just to unpack it a couple of hours later, I’m looking forward to escaping my terrible apartment. And I’m glad some of my classmates are helping us lug stuff around, since I pretty much have no upper body strength. Thankfully grad students are easily bribed with promises of pizza and beer.

But I’m not the only one moving soon. So is my blog!

In a couple of weeks, Blag Hag will have a cozy new home, and Pharyngula and Greta Christina’s blog will be her roommates. That’s right – I’m joining Freethought Blogs!

I’m super excited that I was invited to be a part of this project. I’ve been itching to get off Blogger for a while, and I’m honored to be in such good blogging company. And don’t worry – nothing major will change for you guys. The content will be exactly the same, just with a better situation for me and a new layout (which I’ve been promised will be prettier than it is currently once all the technical and advertising kinks are worked out).

If you have any questions about the move, please leave a comment here and I’ll make a FAQ post. Have to finish moving my physical crap before I start worrying about my internet crap.

Comments

  1. says

    Congratulations on the new virtual (and real world) digs.  I thought you’d be a good addition to the group over at Freethought Blogs.

  2. Oz Tilson says

    I am happy that you will be in a new and better place. I will miss the stories about the current place though!looking forward to freethought blogs soon!

  3. JediPsychologist says

    RSS feed? Will there be an RSS feed for just your blog, or will it include all the others on FTB as well? Also can we get a link to that RSS when it’s available? THANKS!

  4. Srickett says

    This is super-handy! So many of my favorite blogs are moving to FtB! My life is going to be so easy.

  5. says

    Hurray for both moves! As a new reader, I’ve been catching up on your archives, but I also look forward to the new developments. I can empathize with “no upper-body strength”, and have been eying Mode Fitness in Capitol Hill because of their kettlebell classes.

  6. PDX_Greg says

    This explains the new Seattle rental ad: Cozy basement apartment perfect for religious zealot, must like all species of spiders and know that each and every one is another of God’s lovely crafted creatures, lovingly created and painstakingly crafted and carefully placed on Earth by God.  If Noah could go through the trouble of finding breeding pairs of each and every one of the forty-thousand-plus species of spiders to preserve on the arc, then the least you can do is feed, groom, and care for the few among you and read them bible verses on the Sabbath.   First and last, security, and recitation of The Lord’s Prayer due at signing.   Godless heathens who won’t appreciate my unannounced visits to share in the Glory of the Lord need not apply.

  7. Drakk says

    Is all the old content (articles and comments) going to be migrated, or will it stay here/be lost?And what will happen to this site?

  8. Tabby Lavalamp says

    Will you be listed on the front page? Will all the other new bloggers? The only reason I know there are more bloggers than  the seven currently on the front page is because the section for recent updates.But this could be just one of the kinks that needs to be ironed out.

  9. TheDudeDiogenes says

    Congrats on both moves! Glad to hear the news about Freethought Blogs. Do you think you could talk them into using Disqus for their commenting service? Or at least some way to link comments with social networks like twitter?

  10. Pepijn says

    Congratulations on both moves! :-)Freethoughtblogs is a great place, but I have *one* request, and perhaps you can exert some influence: *please* don’t make us create yet another account to be able to comment there? Currently the comment system is something incredibly ancient and old fashioned, that requires you to create an account with the site if you want to comment. That’s so incredibly last century… ;-)It would be great if the site switched to a system like Disqus, or at the very least allowed you to log in with an OpenID account. The site provides no contact information, so I though I’d try here. Perhaps you could forward this request to the powers that be?

  11. Pepijn says

    Oops, didn’t see you there, TheDudeDiogenes… Sorry for posting pretty much the exact same thing. At least it’s good to know there are more people with the same wish.

  12. JesseW says

    Please do keep your  Recommended Reading section — I make heavy use of it as a alternative to getting a real RSS reader… ;-)

  13. Anna says

    Good luck with your moves! While we’re making requests… if you could say something to Freethought blogs about their pop-up ads, that would be awesome. It took some effort for me to stay on the page after getting one warning about a pop-up blocked, then I got a second one that actually made it through my blocker. It’s hard to respect a site that doesn’t respect my window space.

  14. says

    Congrats, Jen.I remember the day you were trying to get away from your basic Blogger url and wondering how to get your own website and such. FTB is becoming a fantastic destination, and I’m glad they’re adding you.

  15. says

    Hope all the moves go smoothly, and all the pizza and beer goes down smoothly! Since I read via RSS, that’s my main question for the FAQ: will the same RSS feed work, and if not, can you post that in large bold comic sans until my dumb ass gets the message and switches feeds?

  16. the_Siliconopolitan says

    Indeed. You’ll suffer immediate DTs when the FtB servers conks over again. You’ll handily lose access to all your blogs in one stroke and have to go outside.

  17. PZMyers says

    Wait, wait…you and Greta are my roommates? This sounds like Three’s Company!Ed Brayton can be Mr Roper!

  18. Carlie says

    You can still post without creating an account at FTB –  you just have to put in your name and email address the first time you open the site in your browser.

  19. TriciaG28 says

    Bugger.  I can currently access your blog in work but once you move to Freethought I’ll be blocked (as is what has happened to Pharyangula).:(

  20. says

    Can you speak to why a blogger would want to join a network as opposed to just running their own domain (using wordpress for instance) with a “blog roll”? Is there some non-obvious benefit?

  21. Phillip2 says

    Why do you want to leave blogger?  What attracts you to FreeThought—technical or political considerations?

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