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Brand New URL!
(A Poem by Crabby McSlacker)
Crabby had a little blog
With "blogspot" in its name;
Not sleek at all;
Who could recall
An URL so long and lame?
It followed her around the web,
From when she was quite small,
But change the name? Or just complain?
'Cause page rank; it might fall!
But one day "blogspot" she threw out,
And now she needs your help.
Please change your links
(She knows; it stinks)
And help her keep her clout!
Sorry, Crabby couldn't help herself.
But check it out! If you look above the blog at your browser window, you might notice there's a new address up there. You've been redirected from icky old http://crankyfitness.blogspot.com to the simpler, more elegant "www.crankyfitness.com". You can also find Crabby by typing in: "crankyfitness.com" (but it takes longer). So tell all your friends! (Yeah, right).
The upside: now, when people who are trying to be nice to Crabby in social settings ask her, "So where is your blog thing on the web?" Crabby will no longer have to screw up her face into an unflattering quizzical expression and report: "Um, you know? I don't actually remember. Just google Crabby McSlacker, you'll probably find it." (Crabby hopes this is the reason virtually none of her friends except the Super Super Nice ones tend to visit; however, she suspects it might be because she writes a bizarre health blog, in the third person, as a crab).
Anyway, back to the URL thing: Crabby never got around to memorizing the address of her own blog. She'd just type "cr" in her browser window and the rest would fill right in. Then she'd copy it from there if she needed to. After six months, this was getting stupid.
Now, even the tiny-brained Crab can remember www.crankyfitness.com.
The downside to the name change? Well, from what she understands, by deciding to change her URL she could basically end up starting over as a new blog. Technorati and Google and all the other imperial Rulers of the Internet will think: What's this tiny crankyfitness.com thing? No one's ever heard of it! No one has ever linked to it before! Nothin' to see here; move along, move along.
So here are some things you all can do to help the Crab feel less insignificant, if you care to.
Crabby hopes that those of you who have the Crab on your blogroll, or who are ever thinking of linking to Cranky Fitness for any reason, might start migrating to the www.crankyfitness.com address. And readers, while you can still arrive here the old way, could you maybe start switching your bookmarks to the new address? Coolio!
Also, could you please let Crabby know if the change has messed with your feeds or made the site hard to get to or whatever? She's still trying to figure out the technical stuff and suspects she still has Things To Do to make everything work correctly.
And to top it off, there is one final request, but only for the Truly Brave:
Crabby had a blast writing her stupid poem, and it reminds her that she likes reading silly poems even more than writing them.
Anyone got one, or want to write one? Crabby would love to put a few silly poems or haikus or limericks together for a future post, perhaps even next week. It doesn't have to be about anything in particular, but extra points if it's about health (in the broadest sense), or blogging, or if it rhymes, or if it's funny. There is nothing to "win" but gratitude and publicity for yourself or your blog or your favorite charity.
If everyone says "no way in hell," no worries. Crabby will just inflict another one of hers on you someday and you'll be saying to yourself, damnit, why didn't I send something in, she's really terrible at this!
You can leave them in the comments to this post, or, if you don't want to spoil the surprise, email them to Crabby. If none arrive, Crabby will just pretend she never asked and you all have to play along with her.
Oh, health news?
Right. This is a health blog. Here we go, comin' right up:
If you'd like
A bigger brood,
Stay off the couch,
And skip junk food.
(The study actually says: Diet And Lifestyle Changes May Help Prevent Infertility).
(See? You all can do WAY better than that!)