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Making Changes

Hey everyone!  Well I did it! I am finally jumping on the WordPress bandwagon.  I originally wanted to begin my blog here, but there was someone else with the same name and I was truly disappointed.  Someone else had actually claimed Sunshine and Elephants one month before I decided to post.  Two years ago, I was like…”What? How can there possibly be someone out there with the same blog name as mine?  This just can’t be true!”  I was so taken aback by this that I chose not to create my blog here.  It had taken me forever to decide on a name and this other person had it.  So off to Blogger I went.

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Fast forward one year, I contacted the person claiming Sunshine and Elephants as her own because she never started blogging!  All she had created was a short About Me bio…one paragraph in length.  How could she possible not create something to represent Sunshine and Elephants?  I just found this appalling.  I messaged her and asked if she would be so kind to close her account and explained how I actually wanted to use the name and blah blah blah…all the things I mentioned above.  I checked back periodically, but no changes were made.  Sunshine and Elephants on WordPress was still up and running without any blog post.  I was insulted to say the least.

Now, I know many of you are probably thinking I’m being childish about this and maybe I was.  But guess what?  It  worked!  I checked last week and saw that Sunshine and Elephants was officially available!  Only thing since the name was once used, I had to have a slightly different title.  I had to add blog as a subtitle to my name. No problem.  I am now the proud owner of SunshineandElephantsBlog.wordpress.com!  *Happy Me!*

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So now, I have to figure out do I just abandon Blogger all together because that’s where I birthed my baby and I can’t see myself just leaving it out there.  I have to figure out how to get my content from there to here and I know some people I may ask, but it will definitely take some time.  I am back at work full-time and my job takes up much of my time.  So expect to see some changes over this year.  Changes in format.  Changes in style.  Changes until I can figure out exactly how I need to have my baby displayed.  You guys have been there with me through my first two years so I know you will continue to stand by me as I make new changes and adjustments to get Sunshine and Elephants just where I need her to be.

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31 thoughts on “Making Changes

  1. Congrats on getting the blog space and name that you’ve always wanted! Sometimes all we need to do is simply ask. Have fun creating your new space! 🙂

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    1. Aww, thanks Michelle! I’m excited, but nervous. I have so much to look into as far as a theme/background, so it may take some time to get it looking exactly like I want. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Welcome to WordPress! Good luck tranferring your blog. I started originally with one host that I didn’t like and transferred to another host. Boy it was a painful process!

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  3. I’m actually moving my blogger space to a self-hosted blog on wordpress this week. It’s been some work, but definitely worth is as I’ll be able to customize everything. Don’t abandon your old blogger stuff, you should be able to move it over. Good luck!

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    1. I don’t know what happened, but my reply to this showed up under another post. I tried responding to comments on my phone and have noticed this has happened twice. Congrats to the self-hosted blog! I am taking it slow and learning from others as I go. Thanks for the encouragement! 🙂

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    1. I don’t know how I missed all the comments on this post. Sorry to just be responding. It just hit me. I was preparing and evacuating from Matthew and was without internet for a few days. Yes, I’m so happy to have it! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. So true. I am happy to have the name. I have somewhat established myself across social media with this name so I was excited when this opportunity opened up. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I was so excited that the name became available. I just wished I could have planned for it. I’m making strides daily to getting it where I want it to be. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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