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A new look for a new book

March 6, 2012

Swiss Watching is moving! After 199 posts, 818 days, 1119 comments and 192,400 visits I decided it’s time for a new look in a new home. As of next week this blog and my website will be re-designed and combined into one address – – so that everything will be under one roof. Easier for you, easier for me. And it’s happening next Monday 12 March to celebrate the launch of Der Schweizversteher, the German edition of Swiss Watching. Don’t worry, all the posts will still be in English (my written German isn’t perfect enough yet) but there will some pages auf Deutsch for those who want to know a bit more about the book, or even about me.

As a first stage, the Swiss Watching Facebook page has had a timeline makeover. Of course it has links to the latest posts from this blog (and will continue to have those even in its new home) but also photos from my travels around Switzerland, updates on Swiss-related stories and interesting titbits, such as the recent launch of a new Toblerone bar. All the important things in life. If you haven’t had a peek yet, why not do it now – and maybe even ‘like’ it? It would be great to reach 500 likes before Der Schweizversteher is published next week: only 50 or so to go, so your click could make all the difference.

Other than that, there’s nothing for you to do. I’m doing all the hard work revamping the whole site (with the expert assistance of Michael at ThinkTag in Basel) so that you can sit back and enjoy the end result. As this is the last post on this site, there a couple of points for you as a reader to think about:

  • Please update your bookmarks and favourites to the new website address. There will be an automatic re-direct in place from next week but if you have links to this current site, then it’s better to miss out the middle man and update your settings.
  • If you have subscribed to receive an email each time there is a new blog post, that will no longer work. Unfortunately I cannot take your names & email addresses from one site to another (for privacy/security reasons). The new site will have a different email subscription system using Feedburner, which will be just as easy for you to use.
  • Or you will be able to subscribe to the forthcoming newsletter, which will be a regular digest of the latest blog posts plus highlights from the Facebook page, Twitter and anything else that takes my fancy as I explore Switzerland.
  • The new site is still part of the WordPress family, so if you have a WordPress blog, you should still be able to follow mine in the usual way. If you have already done that here, you may have to do it again on the new site.
  • All the existing content of this blog will be on the new site, so you will always be able to read and comment on any post.

That’s it. I hope you like the new site; it certainly has more features and is easier to navigate. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think next week.

See you on the other side.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. David Cooke permalink
    March 6, 2012 13:50

    Good boy, well done! I hope you aren’t going to become annoyingly commercial?

    • March 6, 2012 13:52

      Heavens no! It will be the same content as always, just with a new layout, more interaction for readers and easier for people to find me on the internet.

  2. March 6, 2012 13:59

    I hate face…….! but I LIKE your blog & site Diccon.

  3. March 6, 2012 17:58

    I just listened to the interview in Regionaljournal and I am so glad that I heard it and that I discovered your blog! Wonderful! You are so right about the queuing… Looking forward to the book and more news on your blog! Christa

    • March 6, 2012 18:35

      Thanks for the kind words. Es ist immer schwierig für mich, ein INterview auf Deutsch zu geben. But I have to get used to that. The German edition should be in the shops next week.

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