Blogger’s tool for migrating blogs to Blogger servers apparently did not take into account blogs whose home pages were given nonstandard names. The old name of my home page was blogger.htm, a bad choice on my part, though what seemed like an innocuous one when I created my blog eight years ago. Blogger renamed my home page to the more conventional index.html. After migration, if someone tried to reach the blogger.htm page, a “page not found” error was displayed. Blogger has not fixed this glitch in its tool, but I discovered a workaround.
Blogger allows me to specify a place to look if a requested file cannot be found. By specifying such a directory and placing a file named blogger.htm in it that redirects the visitor to the proper blog home page, I can now send visitors who tried to go to http://blog.deimel.org/blogger.htm to the proper place.
Please note that the canonical address for Lionel Deimel’s Web Log is http://blog.deimel.org. The address http://blog.deimel.org/blogger.htm will work, probably indefinitely, but it will take you a moment longer to find the proper page with that address.
One still cannot reach the blog using URL http://www.blog.deimel.org. This remains the only outstanding issue related to the blog’s migration to Blogger. This issue may or may not get resolved. I consider it only a minor matter.