March 2nd, 2006 by Chris

Meet the new blog, same as the old blog.

I plan to treat this blog roughly the same as the blog I had on SitePoint. Actually no, thats not true, this blog will be better. Well for one I can link to more of the articles I’ve written when I want to expand on a point. I never thought it was right to link to this site from SitePoint, so I never really did that. I think I’ll probably give myself more flexibility as well.

Additionally Shawn Weeks has asked if he could contribute to this blog and I thought that was a good idea, so you’ll have two authors. For those of you who don’t know Shawn, he took some advice on a forum 2 years ago and turned himself into a website publisher instead of a web developer. I think his story is a good one for those of you who are currently working for clients and would rather work for yourself.

I would also like to thank all the people who have given me support with my leaving SitePoint. I still don’t know the reasons for my abrupt departure, but I figure that if I don’t know them by now, I’ll never know them. In that case I’m simply not going to worry about it. I understand many people are upset (I know I am) and I understand many people are considering resigning and or leaving SitePoint, or at the very least visiting my site here more often. What can I say? I’d like to heartily encourage that behavior. This site isn’t even comparable to SitePoint in terms of popularity, but I’ve always considered it to be high quality, and I think you’ll in general find the community to be a little more mature, and also a little different demographic. By and large the people here are website or business owners, entrepreneurs.

Obviously, if you were a reader of my SitePoint blog , I would hope you transition to reading this blog.

As for the Kit SitePoint had been planning. They more or less wanted something like my guide on this site, only more in depth and up to date. So rather than work on my own book or something, I think I shall simply go through and update/expand this guide.

The first article I’ve updated is my Search Engine Friendly URLs article. This was actually pretty much the first article I ever wrote, and so it was high time for an update.

22 Responses to “Welcome”

  1. Westech  Says:

    It’s great to see that you’ll be keeping up the blogging. I’m also excited to see that you’re adding Shawn Weeks into the mix.

    Finding websitepublisher.net and watching Shawn become successful by followign your advice is what motivated me to get into web publishing. I’m now doing very well. I’m looking forward to reading many more informative and motivational posts both here and on the forums. Keep up the great work!

  2. Sara  Says:

    I look forward to following your blog here. Good luck with it!

  3. Jelena  Says:

    It is very nice to see that you managed to setup your new blog in short time.

    Looking forward to your new entries,


  4. Vinnie Garcia  Says:

    Nice, I look forward to your writing as well as Shawn’s story.

  5. Jon Morrow  Says:


  6. Brian Poirier  Says:

    Nice to see you blogging.

  7. Mark  Says:

    Nice one, Chris.

  8. Dennis Pallett  Says:

    It’s great to see you continue your blog. Subscribed!

  9. TNG  Says:

    Looking forward to your posts.

  10. Bleys  Says:

    I’ll definitely be a regular reader over here. :)

  11. Amit Gupta  Says:

    subscribed!! :)

    though I’d ask you Chris, choose a different theme for this blog, this one doesn’t look good & has horizontal scrollbar!! :(

  12. EB  Says:

    It’ll be great to read only your thoughts here. I think this blog will really take off. Congrats!

  13. Brian’s Business Blog » Chris Beasley kicked out from Sitepoint  Says:

    [...] Andrew Johnson posts that Christ Beasley of Sitepoint has had his blog removed and moderator privileges revoked from Sitepoint. Chris posts in the thread just linked to, and reports basics of the issue on his new blog. [...]

  14. Ken Barbalace  Says:

    Well I’ll be subscribing to this blog. I know how much I’ve learned from you in the past and look foward to learning even more.

  15. Chris  Says:

    though I’d ask you Chris, choose a different theme for this blog, this one doesn’t look good & has horizontal scrollbar!!

    I know… but to fit all the design elements on this site as I wanted to it was necessary to expand beyond 800×600 into 1024. I just figure that most webmasters, being heavy computer users, would tend to have larger resolutions.

  16. Amit Gupta  Says:

    oh well, I’ll just read the posts in my feed aggregator then(hope you don’t switch the feeds to summaries) & come here only for comments!! ;)

  17. Amit Gupta  Says:

    & btw, something’s wrong with your implementation of comment subscription plugin!! I’ve checked the box both times I’ve commented above & yet I’m not subscribed!!

  18. Damien  Says:

    Nice one Chris :) I reckon I’ll read your blog more now than i did on Sitepoint. The outing of you from Sitepoint has been nothing but good news for WP.

  19. Dave  Says:

    Nice to see you carry on, I’ll be a regular reader!

  20. Bill Hartzer  Says:

    I look forward to reading your blog–I enjoy reading all your stuff.

  21. Torito  Says:

    Ha ha!! Good for you Chris! I’ve always wondered why you didn´t do this before.

  22. Percept  Says:

    Cool, you got Shawn to blog here to ! Like I said on the forums, SitePoint made a huge mistake treating you like this and I hope Websitepublisher fares well by it !

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