Blog Migration

Options for Rookies has migrated to its new home.

If all went smoothly, you should find Options for Rookies with a new look. 

Same URL:


If you find yourselves here, looking at that Chicago skyline, all you (should) have to do is click this link to refresh the browser:


10 Responses to Blog Migration

  1. Bob 01/27/2011 at 8:18 PM #

    Ohhhhhh Yeaaaaaah ! I just want to say the new blog looks and drives great. Thanx again for all you do

  2. Mark D Wolfinger 01/27/2011 at 9:25 PM #

    Thanks Bob.
    It’s the driving that concerns me tonight.

  3. Marek 01/28/2011 at 1:08 AM #

    Well, two things – the old URLs don’t work! For example leads to nowhere. This is a very bad thing for search engines (like Google) because I guess a lot of people were coming to you via Google (and you had a very good positions in Google search btw) and now these people would first be led into a 404 (nonexistent page) and furthermore all of these pages would eventually drop from the search results. So either get the old URLs back or implement a proper redirection scheme (see
    The other thing is that RSS doesn’t work 🙁

    Hope it won’t be of a much hassle to get these things to work. Keep up the great job!

    • Mark D Wolfinger 01/28/2011 at 8:08 AM #

      Thanks Marek,

      I have about 60 dead links and I’ll get to that asap.

      I thought I had set up a new RSS feed. Will get to that next.

      Appreciate your letting me know

      That link you supplied to Google doesn’t produce anything. The info is not available at that page. If you have an alternative, I’d appreciate it.


      I’m working with my host support team:
      Hoping to find a quick solution.

      • Marek 01/28/2011 at 9:15 AM #

        The link to google has one extra parenthesis at the end. Please delete it from address bar or you can use this link – .

        • Mark D Wolfinger 01/28/2011 at 9:18 AM #

          I viewed that video yesterday and read the text.
          I did not find it helpful.
          Am getting professional support at the moment.
          Thank you

  4. Harshad 01/28/2011 at 7:35 AM #


    You should live the old site like this

    so we can reach the old links we have saved to open particular article which was of interest

    Thanks for all of your practical advice


  5. Mark D Wolfinger 01/28/2011 at 8:43 AM #


    I’m looking or a way to avoid that, but It may not be possible.
    Thanks for the good suggestion

    • Harshad 01/29/2011 at 4:22 PM #


      Thanks it is working, I am able to connect to all the old links
      I created


      • Mark D Wolfinger 01/29/2011 at 4:26 PM #

        Big sigh of relief
        Thank you