About the original domain name, marilynch.com/blog

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The Bicycling Monterey work is quite different from the founder’s professional work (finewordworking.com a.k.a. marilynch.com). So why is the root URL for many of Bicycling Monterey’s posts and pages https://marilynch.com/blog?

From “The Change Agent” by Kera Abraham in the Monterey County Weekly’s first special bike issue, May 12-18, 2011: “What started as Dehmler’s [Mari Lynch Dehmler’s] blog two years ago quickly evolved into an umbrella website for all things two-wheeled in Monterey County.”

Read how that evolved—or here’s a summary: In May 2009, in conjunction with outreach on the bikeways, Mari posted on her blog Tips for Tourists Bicycling Monterey. That soon grew into Tips for Bicycling Monterey County, a 20-Section Guide for Tourists and LocalsNon-bike topics continued to be included for the next few months. Before the end of 2009, the blog had rapidly evolved into a bicycling advocacy website, including the HER Helmet Thursdays Project launched November 2009 along with the first of other bike advocacy projects

Since this website now featured almost nothing but bicycling-related content, alternate domain names were added beginning in November 2009. Domain names now include the primary domain name, https://bikemonterey.org, as well as alternate domain names bicyclingmonterey.com, bicyclingmonterey.org, and tipsfortourists.com.

Broken links often result from website redesigns and domain name or other URL changes. Avoiding such issues requires skilled, careful attention. Making a change to the root URL of posts and pages was postponed.

And so, for the first decade, the root URL for Bicycling Monterey posts and pages remained the original domain name, https://marilynch.com/blog.

As the second decade began in June 2019, the process was begun for changing the root URL of posts and pages to https://bikemonterey.org. Bicycling Monterey is still unpaid work for Mari as this eleventh year gets underway, and there is no timetable for completing that process.

What is marilynch.com?

https://marilynch.com, also accessed via finewordworking.com, is the web address for Mari’s business, Fine Wordworking, established in Monterey County in 1981.