Apr 28 2008
You know how when you decide to clean, things looks worse before they look better?
If you’re not familiar with this then you’ve never cleaned out a closet or your garage or your office!
What happens is that you have to haul out everything so you can see all the uhm, STUFF you’ve accumulated.
Now that all this stuff is out you can then sort it and hopefully, throw large chunks of it away. Or maybe give it away.
I am currently trying to clean up both my virtual (blog) and my real (office) life!
I followed HMTKSteve’s instructions on how to move a blog. I backed up files and my database but prior to even moving any files, I read up on htaccess and what the commands mean and how it worked. Then I read how you should be able to have your WordPress installation running under its own directory with your blog in the root.
Hmmmm. So I gave just modifying the htaccess file a try and updating the WordPress options.
I tried a few more things but 404 error. Oh, well.
So then I moved (copied) everything under /blog to the root, modified the htaccess file.
I get 404 error.
So, that move was not successful. I’m not blaming Steve’s instructions, I know I am missing something somewhere!
So I restore stuff and as far as I know, everything is working in the old configuration.
In between all this I’ve also started organizing my personal files. Yep, I was cleaning out my home office! If you recall, I was laid off last December. I had boxes of stuff relating to that job, stuff that had been past due for a while in addition to stuff that seriously, I would not be needing again.
I am tired of all the cardboard stuff so I went to mega office supply store and dang, office supplies are pricey! No wonder people snag stuff from work!
My office and living room are mess of old statements, stacks of floppy disks and a heap of binder clips. The binder clips I removed from stacks of papers I threw out.
Whenever you clean anything, I mean really clean up, things usually look worse before they look better.
But you toss out the old, give away what you don’t need and slowly but surely, you’re making space.
I wish cleaning out useless beliefs were as easy!