My first one was, originally, Drop Back And Kick.
This is a better example. Just a simple post. No images, fancy formatting, or anything interesting.
What is a stub website? One that contains just one stub post - or no posts, and just a Welcome message.
You'll see stubs in the test forums.
That's all a stub is.
A test post, or a test website. You can create a blog, and select a URL - but until you publish a blog, it won't exist. You'll get
The requested URL is not found on this server.when you try to browse to the URL.
You can do better than that! Create, and publish, a stub post. Instead of your readers seeing
The requested URL is not found on this server.using a Blogger generic error page, give them
Hey bro, that post isn't part of the blog any more.in a blog post, with the blog template and all accessories. That's much more user friendly.
For a stub website (or Blogger blog), just setup a new blog, and add an HTML / Text gadget with a brief message
Hey bro, this web site doesn't exist any more (yet).
- Edit each post, and replace contents of each with the caption "Post Deleted".
- Republish the blog.
- A month after completing Step #2, delete all posts. Publish one post, "Blog Deleted" - or add a welcome post, "Nothing here!".
- Six months after completing Step #3, republish the blog under a 24 random characters name, making this name available for some lucky blogger - if, and only if, you do not fear your blog name might be resurrected, by a spammer.
For a stub website (blog) that's used in a properly planned blog renaming, just have a single post
Hey bro, this blog has moved to http://xxxxxxx.com.Then setup a similar custom 404 display, to inform people following links to specific posts.
And forward the blog feed from the old URL to the new URL.