More than I bargained for…changing my domain name

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Last week I made the (brilliant? deranged?) decision to change the domain name of my blog and all of my social media to Amy Watson Smith. The idea is that it is supposed to streamline everything and help people find me and follow me (on social media that is) thereby increasing my readership, traffic, etc.

My new domain name for my blog Making Lemonade is amywatsonsmith.com. Unfortunately I am trying to do this on my own and the learning curve is pretty steep. Currently I am having trouble setting it up properly to redirect from my old url to my new one. I am pretty sure at this point that I have slipped into obscurity and no one will ever be able to locate me or my blog. I am beginning to wonder if that might not be such a bad thing. If you are out there and can hear me, let me know….

WordPress for Dummies

Yes, it has come to this.

Anyway, please bear with me. Hopefully I will have all of the kinks worked out very soon.

  • Ginger

    Proud of you!!!

    • amywatsonsmith

      Thanks so much, my friend. I owe it all to you!

  • http://angiemizzell.com Angie Mizzell

    I’m here! I read your posts in Feedly, and all of your recent posts were there! You are not kidding about the learning curve. I switched to WordPress.org from Blogger in 2008 when I was 5 months pregnant with my second child, and not sleeping. I’d get up in the middle of the night and work on it. (I’m on Squarespace now, but still love wordpress). It’s also been strange at times, being essentially “unknown” in the writing/blogging world, to have always blogged and maintained a social media presence under my name. Many times, I’ve wished I’d given my blog a name, but now we seem to be in a time of personal branding where who we are-our names-is what people want. So good for you. I’m cheering you on. Also, I’m curious about that social media checklist in the photo. May I ask where you got it? (Because I am obsessed with these things, you see!)
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