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24-08-2011
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thanks for the feedback guys...
in case anyone is wondering- the answer to the question seems to be no...
migrating from anything ( wordpress, blogger, etc) to tumblr is not easy and sometimes not possible...
there is no way to import comments even if you can manage the rest of the
migration...

so that explains to me why longtime bloggers like the sartorialist have stayed on blogger...
he could never move---
it would mean losing all his readers posts---
and his google ranking...
it would be like starting over completely...

not such an issue for the likes of a small blog...
but if you actually like and care about what you have posted...
you probably don't want to lose it...

hope that helps someone...

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Hi there fashion enthusiasts! A little over a year ago I posted a link to a blog which I had started asking for advice. However I quickly gave up on the blog and until a few weeks ago left it alone. Now that I'm blogging again I was wondering if I could ask for more advice? If you see any glaring problems please tell me! Any criticism or praise would be greatly appreciated.
http://theoutsidererik.blogspot.com/

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^ A few spelling mistakes
in your sidebar:
weather -> whether
Couge -> Vogue
in one of your titles: sasy -> sassy

The fonts are different from one post to another.

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Sooo how do you get people to view your blog? any tips? I'm just after starting mine, it's just going to be a sort of personal blog. I'm just looking for tips on how to get people looking at it.

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^ The answers are already in this thread.

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one of my advice for bloggers is that you have to make it look like the site you'd visit yourself.

That means write about what your interests are and make the website look uniform and appealing.

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^ I agree.

Post about things that genuinely interest you.

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That's such great advice ^ cause I am so picky about the blogs I continually visit - so I should hold mine to the same standards. Although mine's still a constant work in progress. lol

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I've had my blog almost 3 years..its been just an organic process creating it but I would love some feedback on how it has progressed since then...

Thanks!

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Quote:
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thanks for the feedback guys...
in case anyone is wondering- the answer to the question seems to be no...
migrating from anything ( wordpress, blogger, etc) to tumblr is not easy and sometimes not possible...
there is no way to import comments even if you can manage the rest of the
migration...

so that explains to me why longtime bloggers like the sartorialist have stayed on blogger...
he could never move---
it would mean losing all his readers posts---
and his google ranking...
it would be like starting over completely...

not such an issue for the likes of a small blog...
but if you actually like and care about what you have posted...
you probably don't want to lose it...

hope that helps someone...
You can use 301 redirects to keep your indexing in google and your pagerank.

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I have started my blog a while ago as a personal diary of my life in Paris for my friends, when stopped it for a while, and now I moved to London, I want to start documenting my life here and right now I wanna work on my blog seriously. I would really appreciate if you could have a look and comment, if I have chosen a good direction or if it sucks. Well it's still developing
What I also wanted to ask, is how do you do about mentioning names? I study fashion, started an internship for a fashion magazine, worked on a shoot already and gonna be doing much more stuff in the future - i think as everybody wants to work in fashion today, there would be people interested in reading about me trying to make it in a big fashion city and of course saying: "I worked with this big photographer John and big model Kim today and we gossiped that the editor Marine is a bitch" (just a harsh example of course ) would be way more interesting than keeping it kinda anonymous and saying "an X photographer told me that an Y person is not that nice as she is pretending to be". But then I am thinking, that maybe it's not nice to use somebody's else name on my blog (even if i only write nice things, which I'm planning to do) without having their permission? I know that asking for a permission is allways a good idea, but if I would work with Mario Testino and he would tell a joke and then I would blog about him telling that joke it would be absurd to go to him in the end of our work together and ask him: "do you mind if everything you told us today I would use for my blog (to show off I worked with you and to have more readers)"?

what are your thoughts? i'm lost here

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Oh, and another question for discussion: what do you think is the future of blogging? tumblring and twiterring? there are SO many blogs nowadays, but only very few of them are on the top and getting paid. And as all trends have their cycles, I feel like blogging has to evolve, something has to change - but where? What do you think?

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i'm reading the whole thread now, so i am coming up with a bunch of questions - when you are commenting on somebody's blog post shall I comment only as a logged-in blogger user or should I write my blog address under my comment as well? I find doing the second thing too obvious and tacky - but maybe that's the way to go? what is better for the search engines?

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I have started my blog a while ago as a personal diary of my life in Paris for my friends, when stopped it for a while, and now I moved to London, I want to start documenting my life here and right now I wanna work on my blog seriously. I would really appreciate if you could have a look and comment, if I have chosen a good direction or if it sucks. Well it's still developing
What I also wanted to ask, is how do you do about mentioning names? I study fashion, started an internship for a fashion magazine, worked on a shoot already and gonna be doing much more stuff in the future - i think as everybody wants to work in fashion today, there would be people interested in reading about me trying to make it in a big fashion city and of course saying: "I worked with this big photographer John and big model Kim today and we gossiped that the editor Marine is a bitch" (just a harsh example of course ) would be way more interesting than keeping it kinda anonymous and saying "an X photographer told me that an Y person is not that nice as she is pretending to be". But then I am thinking, that maybe it's not nice to use somebody's else name on my blog (even if i only write nice things, which I'm planning to do) without having their permission? I know that asking for a permission is allways a good idea, but if I would work with Mario Testino and he would tell a joke and then I would blog about him telling that joke it would be absurd to go to him in the end of our work together and ask him: "do you mind if everything you told us today I would use for my blog (to show off I worked with you and to have more readers)"?

what are your thoughts? i'm lost here
If you name names, only write positive things. If you have negative things to say and name the people, it could hurt you, especially if you work in fashion. I have the impression that readers enjoy blind items anyway.

About commenting on other blogs, every blogger is different. Some don't mind commentors writing their blog adress at the end of their comment. I personally don't allow that on my blog because the commentors' blogs are already linked to in their names and I feel like they comment on my blog only for publicity and not for the sake of discussion.

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Thanks, I thought so as well about commenting!

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