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New Digs for Finance for a Freelance Life

Last weekend, the old mrsmicah.com underwent some big changes. First, I installed a new version of the theme. It’s Thesis-based, though I’m still not a huge proponent of the Thesis theme I thought it advantageous for a few reasons. You’ll see it looks almost identical to the old theme. And once I got the theme working, I put the site in an 18-wheeler I’d rented for the occasion and moved it over to financefreelancelife.com. Then I put up a change of address notice at the old place (301 Redirect, to be precise).

It was too intense a job to be bittersweet, but I woke up Monday morning feeling a little sad. I had a number of reasons for making the move, mostly involving branding. And while I think it was the right choice, there’s a part of me that has good memories of the old domain–even if that’s sillier than having good memories of some tangible object. I’m still Mrs. Micah, your writer & host.

For readers, nothing should change. The feed from the site is still the same and while you probably got one big blast this morning, it should update as usual from now on. If you do run into any issues, I’d appreciate it if you let me know so I can correct them. Of other bloggers, especially those on self-hosted WordPress, I have a favor to ask.

For Bloggers

A simple blogroll link change would be helpful. If you’ve got about 5 minutes and are willing to take an extra step, then perhaps you could use the Search Regex plugin (available through WordPress’s backend installation) to find & replace links to mrsmicah.com.

For those familiar with the plugin, a simple find & replace of mrsmicah.com with financefreelancelife.com should cover both WWW and non-WWW instances. A content search will cover all linkbacks, if you feel like going a little farther, then a comment author URL search would cover the times I’ve commented as well. I put together a step-by-step with a screenshot here.

I’m asking in hopes that the updated links will add to the strength of the 301 redirect and help Google recognize this new site and get it indexed and ranked back where it was faster. I greatly appreciate anyone who takes the time to do it.


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Flexo January 18, 2010 at 10:15 am

Congratulations on the new home! I used the search regex plugin (thanks for the tip) and updated all my links to you, including those within the 100 comments (now 101, as I just saw) you’ve posted on Consumerism Commentary over the years.
.-= Flexo´s last blog ..Don’t Tell Others How To Spend Their Money =-.

Mr. Micah January 18, 2010 at 10:45 am

Who came up with the term “plug-ins” first, interwebs people or Glade?

That’s what I want to know.

Mrs. Micah January 18, 2010 at 10:47 am

@Darling Micah you are silly. 😉 But thanks for testing the comments on the new site. And I’ll get back to you on the Glade thing.

@Flexo greatly appreciated! And how cool is it that the numbers came out so evenly?

LeanLifeCoach January 18, 2010 at 11:21 am

Nice job on the new site. Big changes can be scary at times but they are almost always well worth the effort.
.-= LeanLifeCoach´s last blog ..Sometimes More Is Less =-.

FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com January 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Going to fix my links now!
.-= FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com´s last blog ..Interview: Giving up shopping for a whole year. Could you do it? =-.

Evan January 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm

I really like your footer! I haven’t used Thesis but your site looks great.
.-= Evan´s last blog ..I Think there is Something Wrong with my Generation! Hints when Looking for a Job =-.

RainyDaySaver January 18, 2010 at 8:38 pm

I’m not on WordPress, but I’ve updated your link in my blog roll. Good luck!
.-= RainyDaySaver´s last blog ..Protecting Privacy in the Information Age =-.

joe January 19, 2010 at 9:40 am

great moves!! I like your site and will update my links.
.-= joe´s last blog ..10 steps to the best car loan =-.

Don@MoneyReasons January 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm

I’m glad that 18 wheeler didn’t tip on any of the sharp turns 🙂

The new site looks great, Glad it went smoothly for you!!!
.-= Don@MoneyReasons´s last blog ..The Three Little Pigs, Pig #2 =-.

Credit Card Chaser January 20, 2010 at 12:02 am

I like the new domain!
.-= Credit Card Chaser´s last blog ..Are Credit Card Companies Evil if They Don’t Waive Fees on Haiti Donations? =-.

Katie January 20, 2010 at 7:08 am

Congrats on the successful move! I’ll be going through the same process soon, but no one links to me anyway so it won’t be as big a deal. 🙂
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Buying Processed Crap Instead of Food Isn’t The Solution =-.

Bucksome January 23, 2010 at 10:13 am

I had a “fatal” error with the plug-in so manually updated the links. Now to figure out what killed it.

Congrats on the new domain!
.-= Bucksome´s last blog ..5 Ways to Use Airline Miles Without Flying =-.

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