WordPress and my new blog name
As some of you might know, there was a massive technical blip with my blog a few days ago, and it’s not something I would have noticed. However, blogging pals Liz at My wellbeing and learning journey and Ashley at Mental Health at home were kind enough to let me know. So thank you ladies. Now peeps, I need a favour?
The incident occurred after I successfully removed my old blog name “Mentalhealthfromtheotherside” from my url and replaced it with my new name
This all went well and I was able to cancel the old name altogether. Now, this is where it went haywire and my posts were getting mixed up in “reader”.
I managed to speak to several “happiness” engineers about the problem and while they might be happy with the outcome ffs, I am not. Here’s one of their 10+ responses:
“There appears to have been an issue on our end, your site was registered in the Reader with the incorrect URL. I’ve resolved that issue for you, so going forward the only new posts added to your feed in the Reader will be from your site.“Happiness Engineer, WordPress
So they resolved the issue of the reader for me, but (as above) now only any new posts would be added and visible in the reader. Mad as heck, I contacted the happy team again who agreed to add my last 20 posts to the reader!
What does this mean for Mentalhealth360?
They’ve only added my last 20, yes only 20 (out of over 120), posts to the reader, which is where the problem was. It now means that only those last 20 posts will appear in your (and any new followers) reader, making it look like I’ve only ever posted 20 articles 🙁
Also, because of what they’ve done, anyone clicking on my old name within your posts, rather than redirect them to my new name, it will come up saying “this site is parked“. Obviously, anyone seeing this message is just going to walk on by! And I’m so furious, I could cry.
Now, I ask a favour
If you do have my old blog name anywhere within your recent posts i.e. Blog Awards, would you be so kind to change my name and link to https://mentalhealth360.uk/? I know it’s a huge ask and I’m not suggesting you go through all your posts lol but even if you could just change one or two, I might have a chance.
I’ve had to update all other social media and having spent the last 2 days on it, I’m wound up to the max. And, I’m still
fucking flippin’ p’d off with WordPress. I need to get off here before an even bigger rant, so I’ll stop now and hope you’ll bear with me while I furiously type out some new posts.
My new blog name
I want to say a huge thank you to all who commented, made suggestions and helped me to choose my new blog name. You were super helpful and really kind, taking time to read my post, checking out my ideas and coming up with lots of your own.
My initial favourite blog name was Mental Health from all sides and some of you agreed, so I’m going to use that as part of my tagline.
However, when Sadagopan at Pointless & Prosaic came up with Mental Health 360°, it made sense to me, with several of you in agreement. So there we have it.
Now all I need, and I’m going to be really cheeky here, is to ask if you would help spread the news through any of the social media channels you use? I’d really appreciate you helping me promote my new blog name in any way possible.
Thank you also for your thoughtful comments about my content and for now, I will continue along the same lines. However, along the way, I’m happy to have any more suggestions about what you’d like to read on my blog.
My last few posts have been about Communication skills in various forms, something you might find helpful in any situation: