Polandian is moving

Big plans are afoot here at Polandian headquarters. After a year living happily in the safe and cosy world of WordPress.com we feel the need to stretch our wings, move on to pastures new, and deploy other cliched idioms.

In the next week Polandian will be moving to its own domain hosted by some people who presumably know what the hell they are doing. Rumors of the shake-up have already swept Poland and fear and panic has hit major urban areas across the nation.

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Poznan in flames as news of the Polandian move leaks out

We decided to conduct a quick question-and-answer session with ourselves in an attempt to restore calm.

Us: Moving? What does that mean? Where the hell are you going? We are internet noobs with zero mad skilz and don’t understand.

Polandian: It means you have to look at Polandian.pl, not polandian.wordpress.com, if you want to see the latest in haphazard ranting and top foreigner humor about Poland.

Us: Well that doesn’t sound so bad, I feel calmer already. Why are you doing that anyway?

Polandian: Well, we feel that after a year in the safe but restrictive environment of WordPress.com we are ready to take on the responsibility of bringing quality, timely information to our readers for ourselves.

Us:
That sounds suspiciously like marketing nonsense to us, is there money involved?

Polandian: Errrm…

Us:
There is! We knew it! You’ve sold out haven’t you, you slimy capitalist bastards.

Polandian: Not exactly. Various shady characters with suitcases full of money have approached us in recent months, but we’ve turned them all down.

Us:
Suitcases full of money? We never heard about this. We have Hummers to buy and loose women to pay off, why weren’t we told?

Polandian: Okay, this schizophrenic jive is starting to freak me out, can’t we just have a simple statement of intent and get on with it?

Us:
Well, okay…

Very shortly we will be moving to Polandian.pl. We’ll let you know exactly when it happens. You might want to mooch over there now and observe the chaos; leave comments, generally mess around etc. Very little will change except that in the next few months you will start to see ads on the right-hand side of the page. The point of these ads is to pay our server costs and give us a bit of extra pocket money. We will not be writing paid posts.

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Not all of my commercial ideas have been successful

Huge thanks to everyone who has read us, commented on us, and linked to us in the past year – hope you’ll all come with us to our new home.

My god, that last bit was nauseating…

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18 thoughts on “Polandian is moving

  1. MaterialGirl says:

    Moving will be on the 1st April! :D

  2. scatts says:

    That would appear to be a highly appropriate date!

  3. guest says:

    wordpress polandian was a cute and innocent private site about Poland. Now you will create just an other commercial “If we say we love Poland, we will get more hits from stupid Poles..” crap….

    I do not like it.

  4. Gavin Whitelaw says:

    Are you having a housewarming?

    Really interesting blog and as a Scot who now lives in London (but wishes he lived in Poland) and has been visiting Poland for the past 19 years it really unravels some of the mysteries of the country that have up until now lost a lot in translation! Spending 4 weeks in Poland this year but I wish it was more!

  5. island1 says:

    guest: Not true. Our style won’t change – don’t think we could change it even if we wanted to.

    gavin: Glad to hear you’re enjoying it. After 19 years I’m guessing you know more about the mysteries than we do though. Where are you spending the 4 weeks?

  6. scatts says:

    guest: I’m a little bit saddened by your line – “If we say we love Poland, we will get more hits from stupid Poles..” because we genuinely do love Poland, we absolutely don’t think Poles are stupid and this is not all about hits and adverts.

    We’re actually very happy that this blog is read by many Poles as well as foreigners, in fact one of the reasons we need to move is to install the software that will allow us to see exactly who IS reading Polandian. Not so we can bombard them with advertising but so we can make sure our posts are in line with the readers. Better service and all that.

    Still, might be hard to see all that from where you stand.

    Also, what Island1 said!

  7. teresa says:

    I think I will not be saying anything extraordinary if I say that the “quick question-and-answer session with ourselves in an attempt to restore calm” was an exquisite bit of pure British humor.
    You made me laugh, and in an intelligent way. Of course I shall be reading Polandian wherever it is moving.

    Thank you

    Teresa

  8. Polguest says:

    Is this yet another PR trick by the Donald Tusk cabinet to distract our attention from all the mess they are responsible for and cannot deal with? :)

    Now seriously, good luck with that!

  9. island1 says:

    Teresa: I will add your name to the Polandian list of intelligent, good-looking, and sweet-smelling readers. Thanks :)

    Polguest: Damn! You are too clever for us. Quick… hide the suitcase full of money!

    Guest: Of course, some of us love Poland more than others.

  10. boattownguest says:

    I’ve recommended this blog to a native speaker of English who I was talking to on Sat. I didn’t ask him ‘what do thing about Poles’ and I told him that I’ve learnt it here, to avoid this question. But he said, that I asked him ‘what were you thinking when you decided to live in Lodz?!’ which (in his opinion) is a similar question. You can’t fight with nature:)
    Good luck and see you @ .pl

  11. anglopole says:

    So, when’s the new-domain-warming party, eh?! ;-) Congrats on the expansion!

  12. mia says:

    Yes: congratulations and good luck!;)

  13. adthelad says:

    Congratulations for moving from .com to .pl.?

    Humbug!

    I’m saving my assessment for when this thing is rolled out and running so nah, nah na nah nah :p

  14. island1 says:

    boattown: Actually I think that was a valid question :)

    anglopole: Virtual party? Hmmm…

    Mia: See you there.

    adthelad: Thank you for your encouraging words

  15. scatts says:

    Ad, we’re not telling you where we’re going!! ner ner ner!

  16. boattown_guest says:

    island1: I know, I’ve been asking myself the same question for 4 years… :)

  17. boattownguest says:

    Log in, log out, it can’t be that difficult:)

  18. adthelad says:

    Island 1: Don’t mention it.

    scatts: I knew that. That’s the reason you’re moving truth be told :)

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