If you’ve found this page, chances are good that, like me, you’re a refugee from MyDDO.
Some of us are continuing our DDO blogs across a variety of platforms – WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, etc. But what’s lacking is the sense of community we got from having ALL of our blogs easily accessible from one place, the way they were with MyDDO.
OurDDO aims to give that back to us. If you have a DDO-related blog, regardless of what blogging platform you’re using, and you’d like it to be included, please E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your blog’s URL to be added. Then you just go on about your blogging business as usual. Every time you – or anyone else who’s been added – makes a new post, whatever you post will also be posted on the OurDDO “master” blog. So anyone who wants to keep up with MyDDO bloggers can use one site to do it again.
The main site has all links working and includes the name of the originating blog in addition to the post title and date/timestamps, but at present may return a “Server not found” or similar error on some machines depending on DNS setup. If you’re unable to bring up the main site, try the Gizmo guide to changing your DNS server. Servers you might want to try include 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 for OpenDNS, or 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 for Google DNS. I’m continuing to look for a solution that will work for everyone.
The RSS feed should be viewable by anyone, although it may look vastly different in different browsers and may require a feed reader in some. It does NOT list the name of the originating blog and occasionally drops blogs from the feed at random, although it always picks them back up. Since the RSS feed uses an outside site, there is little to nothing I can do about those issues.
*Update as of Nov. 18, 2013: Due to continuing problems with the third-party site used for the original feed, it’s been moved here. This is ONLY for the aggregate RSS feed. The main OurDDO site remains unchanged and, as far as I can tell, in working order.
Here are some guidelines for inclusion:
- Your blog should be at least partly about DDO. Posts on other subjects are fine, but the feed is designed as a replacement for the blog section of MyDDO.
- We don’t want to censor anyone, but please do keep in mind that I have no control over who may read these blogs. I’m not going to be the Blog Police, but you WILL be dropped from the feed immediately for “hate” posts (including but not limited to racial, religious, sexual preference and ethnic slurs). Naming and shaming is strongly discouraged; vent about someone if you must, but we’d rather you didn’t name them publicly. This is supposed to be a way for us to SUPPORT each other.
- Believe it or not, I sometimes have a real life. I’ll get your blog added to the feed, answer questions, etc., as soon as possible, but please be understanding if this doesn’t happen right away.
- Please DO feel free to make comments, suggestions and constructive criticism on how I can make this better for all of us!
Thanks for reading! :)