New Website…and a Contest!

The Death Puck 2Welcome to the new Puck Junk website. I am still moving content over from the old platform. Some set reviews are missing, as are some images, and the Wrapper Gallery is down for the time being. Otherwise, this space station is fully operational.

Why did I change things? PuckJunk.com was a database-driven website I designed and coded myself–but the blog section was created by Blogger. In essence, they were two separate websites masquerading as one,  which was really dumb in retrospect. Earlier this month, I decided to move all of the content (blog and non-blog) to a WordPress blog, and generally re-work everything to make it better.

And now, time for a Contest

This is the old address to my blog –> http://puckjunk.blogspot.com

This is my the new address to my blog  –> http://www.puckjunk.com

Step One
Update the link to Puck Junk in your blogroll to the new address:

http://www.puckjunk.com

If you currently do not link to Puck Junk–but would like to be included in the contest–then link away!

Step Two
Post a reply to this blog post, with the following:

  1. The URL to your blog (so I can see and check your link)
  2. Your favorite hockey team

Prizes
On May 28, I will do a random drawing to determine the winner of the following prize:

Patrick Roy
Blogging, Nothing Else

A near-mint card of Hall of Fame netminder Patrick Roy. This card is from the 1987-88 Topps set, is his 2nd card ever and has a Beckett high value of $30. But one lucky winner will get it–that lucky winner could be you!!!

Everyone else who participates will get a random card from their favorite team.

Sound good? Then please, update the URL in your blog roll.

Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

31 thoughts on “New Website…and a Contest!”

    1. SO glad you asked. I could write a dissertation about WordPress vs. Blogger. But I’ll narrow it down to these three points:

      1. With a self-hosted (paid) WordPress account, you have complete control over your content. Since Blogger blogs are managed by Google, they will always have some measure of control over your content. Likewise with a .wordpress.com account.

      2. With Blogger, you can only customize so much. Blogger is great for people who blog, but maybe not so great for people who customize blogs, since you can do tons more with WordPress.

      3. I created another blogging class that I will teach at a college this fall. I want to teach the students WordPress, because that is considered the professional standard by many major companies and publications. Thus, I have to learn it myself.

      FYI, I’ve updated my blog list to include your blog. I’ll stop pretending that I don’t read it 🙂

      1. Fair enough. I landed on wordpress more or less by accident and I never really have explored its potential. I just am envious of the blogspot blogroll with the auto updates. WordPress may have it, but I’ve yet to find it.

  1. I put a link to puckjunk.com under “Other Links” and I still have the old site under “My Favorite Fellow Bloggers.” Hurricanes.

    1. Thanks, Tyler. Could you remove the link to the “old” Puck Junk, as that one will be going away soon, and replace it with the link to the new Puck Junk?

  2. Hey Sal,

    I finally got around to changing my blogroll (after a solid Devils win!)

    Of course my boys are the Devils and I love the new site and I am glad I don’t need to prove I am not a robot which might mean more comments from me….might…

    1. Yeah, I caught the end of that game and figured you’d be excited. Maybe singing Kovalchuk to that 30-year deal will pay off.

  3. I’m not sure if I did it correctly, as it was my first attempt, but have been reading your blog for a while and enjoy it. Congrats on the move.

    my blog is supportingtheminnow.wordpress.com

    and Bruins – since the late 70’s and not just cause they are good again 🙂

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