I’m currently in the process of moving out of my previous home at TheMarketersReport.com (TMR) in favour of MichaelValiant.com.
This is a fairly labour intensive job and will likely take me a couple of days to complete.
I’m copying all the posts from TMR and reposting them here at MichaelValiant.com. Then 301′ing to the new posts to help my search engine love.
I’m also doing most of this by hand… one post at a time.
My only saving grace is the fact that I have only been using the current incarnation of TMR for about 40 days and there are only about 130 posts, half of which I will leave for fallow (I’m only bringing the good stuff… at least the ‘better’ stuff).
Besides feeling a little pretentious about hiding behind my own name now, I think I will be happier in my new digs. I bought TMR years ago for one purpose or another and have been sitting on it ever since. When the Thirty Day Challenge cropped up this year I dusted off TMR for the sake of expediency. Now that I have signed on to moderate the Thirty Day Challenge forum on a more permanent basis, I thought I should make a more permanent home.
So I am going to listen to Chris Brogan’s advice and ‘Be the Brand’ (I don’t know if Chris has actually worded it quite like that…) and I now find myself squarely on… well, myself at www.MichaelValiant.com. Ironically (in a completely sideways direction of the conversation), Chris is having some duplicate domain issues of his own right now.
Well, I’ve got to get back to moving some posts over, creating 301 redirects, moving more posts over… creating more 301 redirects.
I just wanted to touch base with everyone and try to explain the short term madness!
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