Thursday, December 11, 2008

Help!

I've been trying to get my name blogspot but squatters have control over it and apparently can't do anything about it! The closest I could get to a new blogger address is elloecho.blogspot.com but then blogger classified it as spam and locked it up for a very long time! I only just got it back and now, finally, on the advice of my agent, am working on changing my blog to the new blogger address. The intent is that I will move all content from here to the new blogspot and that when you click here, you will get redirected immediately until such time as you all start relinking me at the new place.

EXCEPT, I am fairly technically savvy at times and inept at others. This is one of my inept times. I can't find anything to help me figure out how the heck I can keep all my blog features here and transfer them to the new blog. And I tried a redirect on the other blog and had some problems and now I'm afraid to redirect on this one cause ineptness has taken over my brain functions. SO I am putting out an SOS for help please.

So to all my technically brilliant buddies - please help me figure out how to do what I want to do and not screw up. I'll come up with amusing prizes if it all works out right! I might even let Da Man post one of his embarrassing expose stories about me that he has been DYING to spill and which I have rejected on pain of waxing his tenders.

21 comments:

Mary Witzl said...

Wish I could help, Ello, but I suspect you could probably sort out my own techno-problems. Let's hope that more technically savvy people will happen along...

Whirlochre said...

Moving your template ought to be straightforward — you just copy the html text defining your look into the appropriate slot on your new blog.

As for migrating the whole thing, it's shifting all the links and gadgets, isn't it?

The only thing I've found is this:

http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?hl=en-au&answer=97416

JaneyV said...

Uuum - sorry - I'm clueless. Aerin's all super-
techsavvy though. I'm the bottom of the food chain when it comes to 'puters!

J. L. Krueger said...

Ell,

a. Glad to see you posting again.
b. Whirlochre's link should do it.
c. I haven't tried it myself, but it looks pretty straight-forward.

Good Luck! :)

strugglingwriter said...

Yeah, I bet the import or export options should help a bunch. I haven't done it myself, though.

Ello said...

Thanks to everyone!

Thanks Whirl! Ok that sounds simple in theory and I will check it out. But anyone have any ideas on the redirect?

Aerin said...

Hey Ell - okay, I'm trying to understand what you want to do.

First - you want people who come here to redirect to the new blog, right? Presumably you want an automatic redirection and not just a "hey there, click this link to go to the new blog"?

Second - you want to up and move this whole place to a new address - old posts, gadgets, template, etc?

I can totally do all of that, if that's what you're wanting. (Well, at least I'm pretty sure I can do the redirecting.) Let me know.

Nandini said...

Ello,

I would read this topics ...

Can I change my Blog*Spot address?

and

How do I post a redirect to my new address?

Nandini

Nandini said...

er ... that would be these topics ... and I call myself a writer!

Melissa Marsh said...

I just redirected my domain name to my blog and it worked fine. I used godaddy.com. I know that's probably not any help, though!

Larramie said...

I feel for you, Ello. It's a major project and a scary process but you'll succeed.

Christina Farley said...

No clue! But I feel for you if that means anything! Hate when tech things are difficult.

Ello said...

Aerin - yes yes that's exactly right. If you can walk me through it you will have saved me.

Nandini - I'm off to read these pronto! Thanks so much!!

Hey everyone! Hopefully I will figure this out soon!

Carrie Harris said...

I'm not so great at this kind of thing either, but I'm sending you virtual peach pie.

Lana Gramlich said...

I've actually rec'd a personal & helpful response when e-mailing Google/Blogger for help in the past. Have you tried that?

Kim Kasch said...

Squatters are such a pain :(

Steve Malley said...

Waxing his tenders?! YIKES!!

Under such a threat, I'm not sure I'd admit to knowing your NAME, let alone anything embarrassing!

cindy said...

i just started fresh. =)

had no idea how to do it and didn't want to have old content up anyway.

hope what whirl suggested works! good luck!

there are blogspot squatters? *boggles*

Aerin said...

Ello - sorry, I'm way behind on my computery stuff. Still need help?

laughingwolf said...

since i asked you for help, you know i tend to get useless in such matters ;) lol

but yeah, some woman used 'laughingwolf' on here some years ago, gave it up, but i can't use it, so use laughing1wolf grrrrr

i am laughingwolf elsewhere, have been for some 12 + years... but i notice others use it too :(

Carleen Brice said...

Thanks for asking this question! I've been planning to change/update my pajama gardener blog with a new name and don't know how...so I'm going to read here.