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Thursday, January 17, 2008

 

Goodbye laurabush.info, hello anotherportlandblog.com

Here's a conversation I find myself in the middle of all too often:


Other person: "You have a blog? What is it called?"

Me: "Uh, Welcome to Blog."

Other person: "Er, ok. That's a weird name. What's the address?"

Me: "laurabush.info."

Other person: "So you write a blog with a weird name about Laura Bush?"

Me: "No, actually. It mostly consists of posts about random Portland stuff. Oh, and pancakes. And absinthe."

Other person: "Then why is the URL laurabush.info?"

Me: "It's kind of a long story."

Other person: "I think I'm going to go stand over there now. Bye."




When I first purchased the URL laurabush.info way back in 2003 I was looking for a way to kill time at work. The address was originally meant to serve as the home of a satirical blog "penned" by the First Lady. It was too late to get my money back by the time I came to my senses and decided to whip together a lame-brained blog about Portland instead. I've been meaning to change the URL for what seems like forever. With the Bush-era slooooowly drawing to a close now is as good a time as any.

So the collections of blurry cell phone photos and posts about movies, tofurkeys and whatever else I've been writing about for going on five years (oh, how I've wasted the bulk of my 20s...) will continue but at a different address. I'm hoping the transition will be smooth but there's at least a 76% chance I'll screw everything up and loose at least 36 months worth of archives during the transition. Figuring out how to change the photo links on 1700 posts is what I'm looking forward to the most. And by "looking forward" I mean "dreading with the sort of fear typically experienced by first-time cliff divers."

Sometime in the next few days, possibly tonight, laurabush.info will be put out to pasture. This is the last post that will appear under its flagship. Typing in that URL will soon redirect you over to anotherportlandblog.com. Welcome to Blog is about to become Another Portland Blog, a name that I think sums up this blog pretty well and better reflects my continued efforts to explore both the city I adore with unrequited love and the nether regions of self-effacement.

Or something like that. It's all apart of an attempt to "normalize" this blog and, with any luck, encourage me to keep future posts more Portland-centric instead of all over the place. That said, I'm currently working on a post about a sex museum in Amsterdam.

Oh well, at least I tried. You can't teach an old blog new tricks.


laurabush.info
2002 - 2008
RIP

anotherportlandblog.com
2008 - ?

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