In an effort to consolidate my social media/Internet presence, I’m in the process of “rebranding” everything under the handle drdamian (or, on Twitter and Instagram, _drdamian with an underscore). That includes my portfolio website – formerly DamianBariexca.net – which is now DrDamian.org. Besides being sorta catchy, there’s less room for human error when I tell someone the URL (I’ve been spelling Bariexca for people nearly as long as I’ve been able to talk, but it tends to throw people when they first try to spell or write it).
This blog is also getting a URL makeover. I first purchased the ApaceOfChange.com domain name simply to redirect to my Edublogs site when I started blogging in the summer of 2007. It wasn’t until December 2008 that I began the self-hosted WordPress version that has existed until now.
The old domains will redirect to the new for a few months, but if you subscribe to this blog in a feedreader, please update your feed accordingly:
New URL: drdamian.org/blog
New RSS feed:
drdamian.org/blog/feed Do not use.
I know it might seem narcissistic, but to me it’s more about hashing out my understanding of digital identity and the digital footprint to which I contribute almost daily. My two biggest concerns at this point are:
- not losing the few readers I have (but does anyone use RSS anymore? Besides me, I mean), and
- getting the new, singular identity to get the same level of juice in the search results for my name as all my disparate identities that have been around for the last eight years
If anyone has any suggestions (that don’t involve me buying your amazing new SEO service), I’m all ears.
Update: The old Feedburner feed appears to still be updating for now. Fair enough, but that won’t be the case once the ApaceOfChange domain expires this summer. Better to switch over now, IMHO.
Update 2: I’m going to be switching the RSS feed over to a third-party service tonight (1/10/15), so please update your feedreaders accordingly afterward.