Ooh, MSN Spaces! (beta)

I have to hand it to the MSN guys, this was a pretty slick way to set up a blog.

It looks particularly good for the first-time blogger that doesn’t have a ton of legacy posts behind them. If you haven’t blogged, perhaps this will change your mind?

As a tip to the unwary: I set up two blogs, had some interesting problems with them at first (I think they were created partially before the servers were set up), and deleted them before asking about how the deletion process worked. Be aware: If you were thinking of deleting your new MSN Spaces space and starting over, you can’t use the same URL again for 60 days – you have to pick a different one.

(Shrug) Still, it’s not like I had any content there, and I guess “Trystank” is how my name is more phonetically pronounced! If you’re keen on your original URL, don’t delete the space, just delete the content!

Comments (5)

  1. Nathan says:

    your URL is wrong – it should be spaces.msn.com not spaces.msdn.com


  2. alex says:

    If only it worked… I wasn’t able to access it yesterday and I still can’t get to it today… 🙁

  3. TristanK says:

    Nathan, thanks – it’s hard to adjust after being the "i" variant for so long.

    Alex – check out Mike Torres’ blog – he’s one of the people running the show.


  4. Bob Hyatt says:

    It seems to come up sporatically for me, it will not load one minute, but loads if I try to refresh it. I am sure they will have the bugs worked out soon.

  5. mike says:

    Ah, so he’s the one that took ‘Mike’, I had to settle for mgrass. They did a pretty damn good job; setup was simple and easy to use which will be perfect for the masses. Nice job Mike Torres – even if you did steal the blog title I wanted…

    (the other) Mike


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