Author’s Note: Changes are coming to Alberta Diary, soon to be AlbertaPolitics.ca

Posted on August 03, 2014, 2:11 pm
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Write hard. Live a long time. (Edited version.) Tattoo by Jason Edward Morgan, Bastrop, Texas.

Round about the end of summer – Labour Day or thereabouts if God’s willin’ and the crick don’t rise – there are some significant changes coming to Alberta Diary.

The biggest will be a change in the name of the blog to AlbertaPolitics.ca.

This blog will thereafter be found at both AlbertaPolitics.ca and AlbertaPolitics.com. Indeed, it is already, if one is inclined to click on those addresses.

It will continue to be found at AlbertaDiary.ca for a good long time, too – at least as long as I bother to keep on renewing that domain.

There are a number of reasons for this. This blog has evolved over time – readers with a long memory will recall that it started out at St. Albert Diary and soon grew beyond issues merely concerned with goings on here in the Edmonton suburban community where I reside. And where, who knows, perhaps I won’t reside forever…

In addition, it always griped me that, when I had the chance, I didn’t grab both the dot-com and dot-ca versions of the Alberta Diary name, which led a certain number of people to a perfectly nice blog that had nothing to do with Alberta politics.

But AlbertaPolitics-dot-anything is a better name. When it came available after the estimable Mark Lisac retired and sold his Insight Into Government newsletter, and the buyer didn’t also want the excellent domain name he also owned, I took the opportunity to buy it.

Other changes – we can almost say, “of course” – will include a redesign of the site, not merely to make it prettier, but to make it fully “responsive” so that you can read it on your cellular phone, and to make it a little easier to display a few advertisements, should the opportunities for a little “monetization,” as they say in the web world, arise.

Nothing much else will change. The opinions expressed here will remain my own. They will shift from time to time as, with all of us, my thoughts about the topics evolve. And they shall, I hope, continue to entertain my readers, who have grown significantly in number over the past few years.

This blog records nowadays about 10,000 page views a week, 40,000 a month, and my goal now is to double that in the next year – a task that should be aided both by the changes coming to this site and the election inching ever closer to Alberta.

David J. Climenhaga

Proprietor

9 Comments to: Author’s Note: Changes are coming to Alberta Diary, soon to be AlbertaPolitics.ca

  1. Brian Fish

    August 3rd, 2014

    “God willing” ? Really, I don’t think some mythical being in the sky will have anything to do with it’s success or failure. As long as the neocons maintain these myths (and in Alberta, particularly the Kalgary Kreationist Kabal,) you really need to attack the fact that religion maintains this incredibly dysfunctional system

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      • Brian Fish

        August 3rd, 2014

        Just being a troll maybe

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        • August 3rd, 2014

          It’s OK, Brian. Just remember that you yourself and I guess your whole family are forever associated with that famous free meal at Bethsaida, catered by you-know-Who.

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          • Anonymous

            August 3rd, 2014

            Another example of free stuff just contributing to “a dependence in the region that creates a culture of defeatism.”

  2. Pogo

    August 3rd, 2014

    Great news, and feisty! I hope you enjoy it half as much as I think you will. BTW stick it to ’em!

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  3. Glenn Taylor

    August 3rd, 2014

    Bahaha, great response David, take a breath indeed. I also look forward to future posts at the new address!

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  4. anonymous

    August 3rd, 2014

    I too have been to DNS (domain name system) hell, and it ain’t pretty. Not exactly a lake o’ fire, but close. Congratulations on snagging the AlbertaPoliitics domains. And if you if want to post a few adverts to cover hosting and bandwidth costs, what the hell. As long as the writing quality adheres to the current high standards, who gives a fuck? 😉

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  5. Sherry Bellamy

    August 3rd, 2014

    David, I look forward to reading your delightful blog, wherever you park it on that “series of tubes” (Thank you for eternity, Ted Stevens!) that we call the Internet. You are a treasure.

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