Dude – what happened to your other site?

If you have visited this site before, or one of my other sites (I will get to that shortly) you might notice some changes around Olorinpc.com.  I am currently in the process of redesigning and refreshing the entire site.  The site code had been kept up to date, but the theme, content, etc I had let become rather dated.

This had to do a lot with brand fragmentation.  Basically over the course of a few years with blogging is that instead of incorporating all of my content into a single location, I developed niche sites related to a specific topic.  This worked in part due to the highly focused nature of the site, however it resulted in maintaining many different “brands.”  (Not to mention maintaining 6 different sites and their code, themes, etc.)  In the end I discovered that I spent far more time trying to maintain different sites than I did actually writing for those sites.  Writing being the reason I started blogging in the first place.

In the end, I decided to return to my original “brand” of Olorinpc.com.  I imported and recombined the posts and pages from epicplains.com, jakobbarnard.com/jakebarnard.com, and modeltrainrookie.com. Four sites I decided to simply discontinue and point to olorinpc.com: midwesttechreviews.com, sapbisource.com, axaptasource.com, and analyticsalley.com.  I took MTR offline a while back due to some nasty malware that I was never able to fully purge from the database, so sadly lost all of those tech related posts.  AXS, SAP, and AA – two of those are old professional sites relating to a specific product that were no longer maintained and no longer making anything in the way of income.  AnalyticsAlley was going  a new site, but decided anything on that topic to simply correctly tag and categorize here.

The result is that instead of maintaining 8 different sites, which normally ended up being maintenance instead of writing, there is a single site/blog to write for and keep up to date.  If you have gotten to this site from a link to one of those other sites – that is why.  It is going to take a bit of effort, but I will be continuing to clean up the categories and organize the site to account for the unified purpose it now serves.

I hope you all enjoy the changes – please send in feedback!

About Jakob Barnard

I live in Jamestown, ND where I work for RealTruck.com, a firefighter with the Jamestown Rural Fire Dept, and keep rather busy.
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