All right, folks, this is it. Today will be the last day of Some Damn Fool Idealistic Crusade. By this time tomorrow, The Daily Rich will be up and running.
Like I said a couple of days ago, it’s time this blog didn’t lean on a Star Wars quote. Besides, it’s a pretty long and awkward title anyway. And all too easily shortened to Some Damn Fool, which isn’t quite the image I’m out to cultivate. I’ve also had it pointed out to me that the URL “dicksoncrusade” has a rather unfortunate way of reading it that conjures up the kind of crusade that this blog was never really about. Think three words instead of two. Ah, now you’ve got it.
As for the new name, DailyRich has been an online identity of mine for over ten years. And the “Daily” part will hopefully nudge me to keep up the regular pace I’ve been on for nearly the last month. I’ve enjoyed it, and would like it to continue. So the threat of very public embarrassment if I don’t should do wonders.
So here’s what’s going to happen. The new blog will be at dailyrichblog.wordpress.com. I had thought about simply changing the URL of this blog, but I’ve read too many horror stories about links and other things being irretrievably broken by doing that, so I’m going to take the safe route. dicksoncrusade.wordpress.com will be set up to re-direct to the new blog. All posts will be carried over. For those of you who subscribe, either via email or through WordPress, unfortunately, this means you’ll have to re-subscribe to the new blog. But the new template has a built-in RSS feed button, and I’d like to think that, if you liked what I was doing enough to subscribe to the first one, you won’t mind the few seconds it’ll take to subscribe to the new one.
This wasn’t a decision I took lightly, but it just feels like the right move at the right time. Hopefully, you’ll all come along for the ride.