December 29, 2008

on a few (more) changes...

So, be prepared for a few more changes around here. At the urging of a lovely lady, I decided to finally purchase a domain for my blog and am working on switching things around.

(And I'm changing my blog name, too. Just to make things more confusing for everyone involved. Don't hate me.)

However, in all honesty, I hope this is a good change. I've been pondering the whole thing for a while now, so I think it just took that last nudge to get me to make an actual decision. (I'm a non-decision-maker, remember?) And, really, when I created this blog, I didn't even know if I was going to keep it. I was getting bored with my other blog, considering it was private and I didn't feel I had all the opportunities to truly get out there, if that makes sense. I decided to make a public blog one day, and voila! That was that. I couldn't come up with a unique name for the new blog, so I decided to go with a basic, "simply, me." I liked to think of it as how I would sign a letter, or something. Not sure that's how it came across, but that's what was floating around in my little head when I decided on it. And since that was already taken for a blog address, I couldn't come up with anything remotely close and finally was all, "Okay, yeah. This is lame." And that's the magical meaning behind the whole, "okayyeah.blogspot.com" thing. Lovely, right?

In any case, I started the blog and the rest is history. For some reason, it just ended up working and has really grown a lot in the last year. More than I would have ever thought it would, to be honest. (Um, over 300 people subscribed to my feed? Is that crazy or what? I love it.) I want to do even more with my little nubbin of the internet, so perhaps this is just the next step.

The new name? It is "your wishcake". (Kind of like my etsy shop. Okay, exactly like my etsy shop.) I think it will make things a wee bit more unique, though, which I like. The new address will be www.yourwishcake.com. I would have gone with just "wishcake" but apparently it's taken. Stupid folk singers took wishcake.com for no other reason than to spite me, or something. (Actually, that's probably not why, but REALLY? WISHCAKE? WHO COMES UP WITH THAT? Except for me. Obviously.)

So, please be patient while I fudge with this whole thing and hopefully make something beautiful out of it. I guess we shall see.

29 comments :

  1. Congratulations on your very own domain! I just know this is a good move for you!

    I can't wait to see what 2009 has in store for you and your site!

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  2. Me again! I think you need to go to feedburner and create (burn?) a feed for the new site so we can subscribe to it!

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  3. Ok that is almost exactly how my name came about too! And when ppl ask, I feel like they expect some insightful explanation and I'm all, um, no really I was just bored and uninspired one day!

    Can't wait for the new site!

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  4. I think most people have a wacky naming story that only makes sense to them. I can't even remember why I chose mine and it was only 4 months ago, lol.

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  5. Yay for you! Congrats on your very own domain name thinger!


    My name came from a song. Which is a bit emo really, but nevermind!

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  6. Yay, new domain! Awesome! Is it still hosted through Blogger? Not sure how these things work...

    In any case, yay!

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  7. Congratulations! I do so very much love your blog, and I am excited for you that so many others do too! You are destined for great things with your sweet sensibilites and insightfullness!

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  8. I'm absolutley LOVING the new layout....I've been secretly blog stalking you for months! Eh, Sorry. Hope we can still be friends? :)

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  9. congrats on going formal with an actual web address.

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  10. Thats so great! Congratulations. I've been thinking about my own domain as well for the new year. I cannot wait to see what you have in store for 2009!

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  11. Love it! Your blog is all grown up now.

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  12. CUTE! I am glad Steph urged you to buy a domain :)

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  13. yay for your very own domain!

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  14. you.... you rock! I can't believe it's already all set up and everything! And the feed automatically updated! Yay! Seriously this is so awesome!

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  15. It looks great so far! I'll need to change the way your link is seen on my blog, too. :]

    Having your own domain makes you feel super special doesn't it? Like you're the real deal & you're on a mission... or maybe it's just me. ;]

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  16. that's awesome! I've had my blog for like 2-3 years or something and I still feel like it's a waste of my time because no one ACTUALLY reads it... LOL! I guess my life isn't exiting enough or something. HAHA! Good luck!

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  17. Lovely new url and header! Getting my own domain was one of the best things I did for my blog--it's definitely a good change.

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  18. oh, the new header is adorable!

    and thanks for the links for the three-column blog. putting it to use for my new blog! thanks!

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  19. Yay, congrats on the new domain!

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  20. happy new year! i have been really thankful for YOU this year :)

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  21. YEAH!!! I love it!!! I like that its the same as your Etsy too! Its perfect!

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  22. yay you! love the new header! just perfect :)

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  23. I love it. It's perfect. You're awesome.

    I'm currently working on some big changes myself as far as design and sites and things go. All I need is a really REALLY good name, and that seems to be evading me. It's one of the reasons I haven't been posting much on the blog in the past month.

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  24. love your new address!!!! love your new header!!! love that photo of you on the left!!! I love you
    !!!

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  25. How does one go about buying the domain? Hmm? I always have so many q's for you;)

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  26. Congrats on your own domain! Yay!!! That's so exciting! Your blog's new look is just peachy!

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