New Digs.

If you're reading this right now, you've probably just come from my old blog. And if you've made it this far, I salute you.

Changing a blog isn't easy at the best of times. It's even less easy, when you've been using a certain name for last five years that actually includes your first name. Catchy? Yes. Smart? Not so much. Back then, it was all about being found. I wanted people to find me. I wanted them to read, I wanted them to comment, and I wanted the attention and loved what came along with it.

Now that I've been blogging for a while, I'm not so fussed. It's not a competition, and it's not a game. And when random people kept coming across my old blog simply by searching up my first name, well, it had me worrying. What's the point in keeping a blog when you can't write what you want to write, for fear of people actually reading it?

Hence, this move. I'm here, I'm a little less ME, but I'm hopefully going to get to share a bit more of ME too, if that makes sense. (It makes sense in my mind, at least.)

If you're new here, great! If you're an old faithful, even better. Here's to moving forward with a little less paranoia over who is reading.. or searching through Google.

It'd be great if you could change any links over, and update your blogfeeds. I promise I won't be going anywhere... for a while.

And a completely off topic and irrelevant little extra for today:

3 days until I fly home!

This is going to be the longest short week I've experienced in a while. I can't wait to get back to Sydney and start sharing Operation wedding-plan with all of you.

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Nathan Pralle said...

Huh...interesting. I actually have to say that the longer I blog and so forth, the more I don't care who finds me and I prefer to use my real name and details instead of pseudonyms or hiding my identity. The more people become accepting of blogs, the easier this is.

Sure, I'm still limited by not saying things about my family and friends and job, but I'm not missing out too much by that.

But hey -- whatever works for you, ya know? We want you to be comfy. Glad I could come along for the switcharoo. :)

Jess said...

It makes sense to me too! So excited for this! And I love the design.

Megan said...

I made it over. I love the new site.

Karen said...

I can absolutely understand. As you know, I did essentially do the same, except I even stopped blogging under my first name. What with how rare it is here, I was not comfortable with people (especially potential employers) finding my blog via Google.
Have a safe flight to Sydney!
P.S. Cute layout! How did you import your posts to Blogger? Remember when I switched to Blogger for a while? I couldn't figure out how to do it except manually, so I didn't.

Mrs. Higrens said...

Beautimusful new site!

Can't wait to read all about the wedding-plans.

Britt said...

I feel ya. I changed my blog recently for the same reasons - even though I wasn't blogging with my name, I still had way too many real lifers finding me and reading my blog. *sigh* Sometimes it's nice to have your own space! Have a safe trip!! Can't wait to hear about everything wedding when you get back!

Fiona said...

Yay for coming home soon!

Jacinta said...

Breathe Gently... I like it.
And I understand the reasons too.
Hope you have a great trip home and look forward to reading all about it here at your new blog.

Erin said...

The new site is lovely! :)

Kerri Anne said...

Hurrah! for a lovely new space for you to speak freely.

Anonymous said...

Love the new layout and I completely understand the move. It sucks to feel hijacked in your own space. I have already updated my feed reader for future wedding plans. Yea!

Have a safe trip home.

nancypearlwannabe said...

New digs! I love the colors, lady. :)

velocibadgergirl said...

Love the new look. And wedding planning! Squee!

Anonymous said...

Hey, love the new look. So excited to hear all about your wedding planning adventures!


Anonymous said...

Love the new blog. To be honest, I'm thinking bout doing the same thing. I probably would have done it by now, but I want a really awesome new blog name... and my mind is blank.

Amanda said...

Love it! I've been working on a new blog for a while, my deadline for myself was the end of March... obviously that didn't happen. But it will come-- I'm going the opposite route though- more open about *me*, but also less personal stuff... I love your new layout, it's pretty!

Fuzzy Cert said...

omgomgomg. I cannot wait. It's going to be SUCH fun!

~Kathryn~ said...

such a pretty blog ... why didn't blogger have pretty blogs when i used them !!!

love you

Allie said...

Congrats on the new blog! Love the design!!!

ree said...

Hey, you. I recognize that face. ;-)

Hope you have a wonderful visit home.

Lara said...

I'm excited for you and your new home! Love ya! :)

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