This blog is simply a personal experiment and may be of no interest to you unless you too have a WordPress blog and ask yourself the same question:
Often I post a blog post without updating the permalink to something sensible. This means that after posting I have to change the permalink, and this could mean that the links posted on other sites automatically (like the link automatically posted on my twitter) may point to the wrong place. But what I want to know is whether when you change the permalink, the old permalink still exist, so that the the link is not broken? I will test this theory on this blog and let you all know with an update to the blog 🙂
UPDATE: Well that was simple enough, and I know have my answer 🙂 If you update your permalink after publishing, the old permalink will redirect to the new location meaning that no links are broken! However, it did appear that the TweetMeme ReTweet widget reset to 0 when doing this!
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Yes…. That is right….. I feel so honoured…… I was mentioned in a PocketNow Blog Post Update! It is actually such an honour as Pocketnow is one of my favorite online blogs 🙂
It was all thanks to my eBay skills by spotting something that Brandon Miniman had missed when making the blog post. Brandon Miniman posted a link to an eBay item which would appear to have been giving you the HTC HD2 two weeks earlier than anyone else but if you had read the small print at the bottom you would find it says, “PRE-ORDER ONLY(eta: ships out 2nd week of November)”
I had no other choice but to report it; someone might have bought it thinking that they would be getting a good when they actually would have been conned! It was very cleaver the way it was done though; by putting it right at the bottom along with all the other “usual information that no one ever reads” it made it difficult for someone to see, even the great Brandon Miniman of Pocketnow.com Be wary of sellers like this and ALWAYS read the small print at the bottom!
With regards to the HTC HD2 that the blog post was about, if someone would be so kind to buy me one I would be more than happy to review it! 🙂
For being the first person post a legitimate comment on here, Emma has won the amazing secret prize of getting a little blog post about being the first person to comment on my site! Wow…. A truly epic prize, I know! So many thanks to Emma and I hope to be seeing more comments soon! 🙂
If you were wondering the definition of “a legitimate comment” is a comment that is not:
- written by me
- posted automatically
Hey everybody! Ever since I became hooked on the micro-blogging service twitter, I have thought that the obvious next step would be to set up my own personal blog!
The site where this page is hosted (fabrizio.me.uk) has for the past moths just been forwarding to my twitter and prior to that to my MySpace which I have now, thankfully deleted!
I am now going to add the “Twitter Tools” plugin which appears to be the most powerful twitter plugin for WP that i can find at the moment! I will have a quick browse for other to double check that!