Loose ends on the site move

So, the site move is complete, and judging from traffic, we didn’t lose anyone. It looks like the "we’ve moved" message from the old site did make its way into our feed, but if that’s the worst of it, that’s not too bad.

I’ve gotten some rave(ing) reviews about the placeholder marketing page, none of them positive. It will be changing soon, but we’re working offline on our "real" logo, look and feel, etc. and it doesn’t seem to be a good use of time to doctor up a marketing page that’s going to change 180-degrees in a couple weeks. For now, its sole purpose is to impart that the this blog isn’t the actual Pegasus News product, which is TK.

(Replaced with a far superior, if still temporary splashpage, courtesy of our design team.)

I’ve gotten a couple emails from folks who seem incredulous that we’re building an ambitious news site on Typepad. We’re not. This is but another weighstation.

Finally, one thing that needs to be reinforced in the move to our own account is our gratitude to Jeff Harrell, who blogs at The Shape of Days (which is the only non-media-specific blog that I make time to read). Not only did he host us back in the days when even a Typepad account was too rich for our blood — he designed the look and feel of this blog and did a ridiculous amount of hand-coding to make everything work. (Note: Don’t blame Jeff for the placeholder homepage– that’s all on me.)

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.