Thursday, September 20, 2012

Major CD Announcement

Dear Carpe Diem Regulars

Over the next several days, there will be some major changes taking place for the Carpe Diem blog. After six years, almost 10,000 posts, and more than 8 million visits and almost 12 million page views using the Blogger platform, Carpe Diem will become a WordPress blog at a new website. 

Starting within the next few days, Carpe Diem will be exclusively hosted by The American Enterprise Institutes's new AEIdeas website, which also features Jimmy Pethokoukis's blog as well as other AEI blog "channels" by topic (Economics, Foreign and Defense Policy, Politics and Public Opinion and Society and Culture). Many of the AEI scholars and fellows now regularly blog in the topic areas of the AEIdeas blog including Charles Murray, Andrew Biggs, Marc Thiessen, Michael Auslin, Mackenzie Eaglen, Dani Pletka, Nick Schulz, Karlyn Bowman, Alex Pollock, Ken Green and Arthur Brooks, among others.  

Here’s how the relocation of Carpe Diem will affect you: 

1. If you have the current Carpe Diem website bookmarked, you’ll be automatically re-directed to the new website and you won’t need to do anything.  (Here's a direct link to the new Carpe Diem website.)

2. If you subscribe to the daily email updates of Carpe Diem posts, you should still receive those emails with a summary of posts over the last 24 hours from the new AEIdeas website. 

3. If you regularly (or occasionally) leave comments on Carpe Diem, you can still easily make comments at the new AEI website, by providing a name and email address (the email address won’t be published). The comments at the AEIdeas website are moderated before appearing on the AEI website, and I’ll do my best to help with the moderation process to be sure your comments appear as quickly as possible. 

4. All of the 9,000 posts in the Carpe Diem archives have been moved to the new AEIdeas website, so they will still be available and searchable by key word.   

5. If you follow Carpe Diem by RSS feed, here's the link to the new Carpe Diem RSS feed

Thanks for your loyal readership and I hope you continue to follow Carpe Diem at its new home!

21 Comments:

At 9/20/2012 4:28 PM, Blogger Ironman said...

Any info for what Carpe Diem's RSS news feed will be?

 
At 9/20/2012 4:33 PM, Blogger John Anderson said...

I second Ironman's question.

 
At 9/20/2012 4:34 PM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

See #5 in the updated post.

 
At 9/20/2012 4:46 PM, Blogger Jim Coutinho said...

Thank you for keeping the regular blog format and not going to some dual column thing!! Congrats on the move.

 
At 9/20/2012 4:59 PM, Blogger arbitrage789 said...

The annoying trolls have stayed away from this website for the most part.

I hope that remains the case at the new site.

 
At 9/20/2012 6:05 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Congratulations!

Arbitrage,

Unlikely. I've seen some of the posts here before Mark had a chance to delete them. Some ugly ugly business. And already there's a guy screaming that Thomas Sowell (born in poverty with a relatively hellish childhood who worked menial labour jobs as a youth to support himself as he struggled through school) never had a real job, so he's taken it upon himself to lecture Sowell. Amazing.

 
At 9/20/2012 6:17 PM, Blogger rjs said...

Arbitrage,

dont worry, i wont be following over there...

 
At 9/20/2012 6:28 PM, Blogger Rand said...

Will the older threads and posts still be available at the new site?

 
At 9/20/2012 7:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see you leave the shithole that is blogger/blogspot, but I have to caution against WordPress. Perhaps it is too late to ditch WordPress at AEI, but it has a long history of security vulnerabilities and is known for some pretty bad code. Unfortunately, I can't recommend anything better, as all the blog software I've heard of sucks in different ways, usually because nobody is willing to pay for it. For an institution like AEI, that means paying some coder to write a custom solution usually is a much better solution than using off-the-shelf software like WordPress, but they just don't know it.

 
At 9/20/2012 7:56 PM, Blogger Tamerlane said...

I second Rand's question. Will the older threads and posts still be available at the new site.

It would really be great if the older threads and posts remained right here.

I didn't notice a handle little google search app at the new website. It is so convenient to access Dr. Perry's voluminous posts with the google search box on this website.

Congratulations, best of luck, break a leg, etc. etc.

 
At 9/20/2012 8:17 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"dont worry, i wont be following over there"...

What rjs, you mean over to the AEI site?

Why not?...:-)

Then again considering all the sites you follow I can see where it could be difficult to find the time...

A lot sites man!

 
At 9/20/2012 8:56 PM, Blogger hancke said...

"dont worry, i wont be following over there"...

If I were MP I would take that as a compliment after reviewing that list of followed sites and be thankful to not be listed.

 
At 9/20/2012 8:57 PM, Blogger hancke said...

Congrats on the move!

 
At 9/20/2012 9:40 PM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

Took a look at the new set-up. very nice. Sleek, clean, modern. No offense, but a nice aesthetic upgrade.

 
At 9/21/2012 5:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woohoo! You'll like Wordpress. Dunno what Sprewell is talking about. If you're a blogger like me who has used both blogger & wordpress, you would have a slight preference for wordpress too.

 
At 9/21/2012 7:07 AM, Blogger pkd said...

Not to insult those other guys, but thanks for the RSS feed.

 
At 9/24/2012 5:22 PM, Blogger shawn said...

is it pizza

 
At 9/26/2012 12:31 PM, Blogger Ten Mile Island said...

Congratulations!
.

 
At 10/05/2012 3:04 PM, Blogger rjs said...

juandos, half the sites i "follow" are old friends who started a blog, many of whom are now inactive...my normal weekly course includes several economic feeds & links to about 70 sites represented by icons on my toolbars...

 
At 10/28/2012 3:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the posts still be available?

 
At 10/28/2012 7:48 AM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

Yes, all of the old posts will still be available.

 

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