IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT for Forever Amber readers! All five of you!

OK, listen up folks, because I am totally not joking with that title, this is IMPORTANT! You will be questioned as you leave the blog to make sure you were paying attention, so you may want to take notes. I will wait while you go get a pen…

* waits patiently *

Ready? OK, well, at an unspecifed but imminent time over the next few days, this here blawg will be moving from its current blogging platform at Typepad to a new home at WordPress. Basically we’re doing this just because we can. No, actually, we’re doing it because things have been going really well with our Blawg Network lately (did you hear me just tempt fate REALLY LOUDLY there?) and so obviously Terry and I decided that we better hurry up and do something to screw things up. This is that thing.

So! Rubinman was the first blog to move, because Rubinman only has about three readers, and they’re all related to me. That went suspiciously smoothly, so because Forever Amber only has about five readers, it will be next to jump off the cliff edge, so to speak. This means that at some point – and perhaps at many points – over the next few days, you may notice that the site, like, totally disappears, or looks really weird and stuff.

Because the domain will be transfered at the same time as the posts, most of you five probably won’t notice much of a difference while the transfer is going on. We hope. All you’ll have to do is to bookmark www.foreveramber.co.uk and then sit there, frantically hitting the “refresh” button until I come back to you. (I WILL COME BACK TO YOU, MY PEOPLE! I WILL NOT ABANDON YOU! PLEASE DON’T FORGET ABOUT ME!)

There are, however, some of you who I know read the site through its Typepad URL, which is www.foreveramber.typepad.com. Those people will need to STOP DOING THAT. That URL will not be updated and will soon cease to exist. So you two need to get with the programme, change your bookmark to www.foreveramber.co.uk and then begin the frantically-hitting-refresh programme outlined above.

Then there are some of you who read the site via RSS. We don’t think you will be affected, because we will be trying to realign the universe feeds with the new platform, but actually, we have no idea how that will all work, so if you notice the feed hasn’t been updated for a while, either I’ve died or the feed isn’t working. If it’s the former, damn, that sucks. If it’s the latter, you will find a “subscribe by RSS” button somewhere on the new site to resubscribe. Or, you know, just keep hitting “refresh”.

As for those of you who subscribe to the email updates, finally… yeah, good luck with that. Also: see “subscribing via RSS”, above.

So, yes, I think that’s everything. I will post again once the transfer has been completed and my sanity has been restored. If, of course, you never hear from me again, well, clearly something catastrophic has happened and Terry deleted the site by accident. Blame him.

See you on the other side, folks! (I hope.)

Hi, I'm Amber. I'm a full-time fashion/shoe blogger from the UK, and this is the story of my life, my clothes, and the International Man of Mystery Next Door. You can read more from me at my other blogs, The Fashion Police and Shoeperwoman, and you can follow me on Bloglovin' here.

25 Comments

  • Reply January 1, 1970

    Terry

    • Reply September 10, 2008

      Amber

      Testing the threaded comments.

  • Reply September 9, 2008

    Jess

    Haha, good luck! I'll be that person frantically hitting the refresh button to see what the new home looks like. :]

  • Reply September 9, 2008

    Terry

    Hopefully it will look almost identical :) I will work on design changes in a few months: after the other blogs have been successfully transferred.

    • Reply September 10, 2008

      admin

      Just testing to see if threaded comments work ok, and who better to reply to than myself!

      • Reply September 10, 2008

        Amber

        Threaded comments FTW!

  • Reply September 9, 2008

    Stephanie

    You might have atleast SIX readers waiting (un)patiently for the change over!!! See you again soon!

  • Reply September 9, 2008

    Mel

    Aye aye, sir.

    Also: Where did you get that purdy Flickr widget?

    • Reply September 10, 2008

      Amber

      Mel – the widgets come from Flickr.com – there are a few different ones you can try :)

    • Reply September 10, 2008

      admin

      If you are a member of flicker already then this page should generate the widget code for you.

      http://www.flickr.com/badge.gne

  • Reply September 9, 2008

    Phred

    You have more than 5 readers. You forgot about the dozen or so stalkers, er, readers who never say anything.

  • Reply September 9, 2008

    Hank

    As one of your five readers, I can say that I've already bookmarked the co.uk site, and that the link on my blog to yours goes there as well.

  • Reply September 9, 2008

    Stephanie

    You might have atleast SIX readers waiting (un)patiently for the change over!!! See you again soon!

  • Reply September 9, 2008

    Amy

    Good luck.

  • Reply September 9, 2008

    Tracey

    Possibly even SEVEN readers. That's like, a 40% increase in your readership. Wow.

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    Steph

    Good luck with the move :)

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    Louise

    You toally have 10's of readers Amber and you know it…… Your web stats never lie.

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    Elle

    Ooo good luck with the transfer!

    By the way I gave you a blog award the other day. Just haven't had time to update everyone.

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    Hayley

    Love the new toolbar at the top of the page–and good luck with the remaining switch!

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    Carol

    Thank goodness! I thought I'd lost you this morning. All I got was some generic "pretty girl" photo and a list of places I could go, but none of them were YOU!! Should have hit refresh a few dozen more times, eh?

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    mysterycreature

    Crikey, I've just taken your readership up to 8! Impressive!

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    Diane

    You made it! Yay!

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    Caroline

    Thank goodness chica – thought I'd lost you for a while there! What would I have done on my lunch hour?!

  • Reply September 11, 2008

    Kristabella

    Everything worked fine in my blog reader. Even though I'm like days behind in reading.

    Welcome to WordPress! I love WordPress!

  • Reply September 16, 2008

    alyndabear

    Looks like it works! ;)

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