I finally decided to delete sharepointblog.wordpress.com. I decided to host my own blog about SharePoint at http://www.jasonbrinkle.com instead. I’ll probably keep this blog for fun and to test any features wp.com has instead of the self-hosted version.

Found a SharePoint blog name!

September 25, 2006

I guess it just took months of rest from the search for a good place to start a SharePoint blog, but I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier!  I just registered sharepointblog.wordpress.com and I will start posting there.  I guess I won’t use this blog much, but maybe someday I’ll find a reason!  ;-)

(I just had to recreate this post because the spellchecker on the visual editor caused the body of my post to be lost – <sarcasm>that made me so happy.</sarcasm>)

This is an update to my previous post. There has been a lot of activity on my support forum post about what happens to inactive/unused WP.com blogs. Special thanks goes to "wank" for showing me where WP.com staff has unofficially responded to this issue. However, I really think this information should be easier to get to by end users. It isn't on the FAQ blog, which is a bit of joke to navigate anyway. I used the "Feedback" tab on my dashboard and referenced my support forum post. One nice thing about the support forum is that posts can be marked as resolved, not resolved, or not a support question. I'm not marking this as resolved until WP.com officially responds to this issue.

So, what's my course of action for a SharePoint blog? I recently got some comments on my previous post with some suggestions, and I like one of them – or at least the direction it sent me thinking. I'll still probably ask the user of sharepoint.wordpress.com if I can have his blog login information or if he can make me a contributing user, but I doubt I'll even get a response.

By the way, I think it's funny that the spellchecker thinks "blog" is a misspelled word. I think it's time to take that to the support forums! ;-)

Name taken

May 2, 2006

Well, I wanted to use WP.com to start blogging about SharePoint, but the name is already taken! :-( I've put in a support request in the forums here to find out if there's a way to recover that name. That blog has only 3 test posts in it from November 2005. My guess is that, like so many other WP.com members, the owner signed up for a blog to get an API key to use Akismet for his own non-WP.com blog.

The thing I need to figure out now is another name for a new SharePoint blog since the name "SharePoint" is already taken. I can't use this one because "podious" is too hard to remember. WSS isn't taken, but we use the Portal Server product, which is different than WSS. And the WSS acronym might go away, but I think the SharePoint name is here to stay for a long while.

First Post!

April 26, 2006

The only reason I have this blog on wp.com is so that I could get a WordPress API key for the Akismet plugin on my other blog that's hosted on my server at home. But, I was thinking this might turn into a SharePoint blog because I've always thought about sharing my trials and any breakthroughs I had.

We'll see…

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