I started a blog and I needed a name. So I picked Urbancommuter about 5 years ago. Then I started a Twitter account and I created the ‘BikeOttawa’ handle as Urbancommuter existed already and I wanted to reserve BikeOttawa before some else would. I got a Facebook page and I lazily picked yet another name. All of sudden it is mess and if there is one thing the Dutch don’t like, it is ‘mess’. Hence the popularity of clean lines such as the paintings of Piet Mondriaan:
and the Rietveld Chair:
and the Schröderhuis:
and the Flevopolder:
and Nijntje (Miffy):
So I needed to clean up the variety of names. First I organised the several CfSC names and switched all to BikeOttawa by doing a bit of a switcheroo between Twitter and Facebook accounts and this week I figured out how to switch my content to a new WordPress subdomain (Tools->Export, Tools->Import) for my own site.
This all went amazingly easy, other than the featured photos (at the top of every blog) setting, that wasn’t exported. So now everything is branded under the HansOnTheBike name. Nice and clean. I am leaving the UrbanCommuter site up too in order to cater to all those other external sites that link to it. All internal links should work.
So from now on: Move over to HansOnTheBike. I won’t maintain Urbancommuter.Wordpress.com anymore (but had dozens of hits on the site today anwyway). I trust that @MarkBlevis and @DenVen approve. The only thing left to do is a Delft Blue tile. This will do for now….