New Domain Name and URL are mine.
The URL for my new Domain name, which I just purchased is http://wwwbarefootbaroness.org.
After a really intelligent, and I think caring suggestion from my blogging mentor Maxi who you all might know from her blog “Maxi’s Comments.” I have now purchased a Domain name for myself and my blog.
Maxi is a thoughtful and provocative writer, she’s someone who I, as a woman in her mid 5th decade looks up to. She is far more “hip” to things that I am just learning. Her blog is an eclectic collection of life stories. Hers, and about others she finds worthy of sharing their story. For me I have found a dear friend in Maxi who is in my mind a very classy lady.
Thank you Miss Maxi! Your suggestion again was a viable one for me.
It was Maxi who noticed through a couple private communications that I had a different URL for my blog than that for my blog name. When I registered my blog back in 2008 (and promptly forgot about it) it had never occurred to me that I could and would benefit from having my Blog’s URL be the same as the name as my blog. Or a derivative of my blogs name. In this case I dropped the Lady from my URL that is part of my blogs name.
Feelings that this is one of my best moves I have made for writing online I am beholding to Maxi. I remember when I first finally started publishing posts via WP I was really unsure of myself. I was not sure I wanted anyone I know being able to connect to my blog without my invite. Happening upon or finding it in a search engine. There were very few family and friends who I told about and shared the web site with for many months after first began publishing posts. Strangers reading me really was a unconsious test of sorts. The people I told did not even amount to a handful, and those I told for specific reasons to what I was writing about in most cases. There were two person alone outside my immediate family who I wanted to know about that I was writing on a blog, and how they could find it. One is my twin from different parents, the other my spiritual soul sister. I so wanted and needed these two women to know so much that somehow I thought I had told them at the very start. How really awful and odd I felt when I found out that neither had been told, and I’d been wondering why neither had said a word. With these two ladies I made the silly mistake of each time I would stop and think back, I gave her that URL didn’t I? – I always responded to self with an affirmative. However it was not so, I had assumed wrongly that I had told them, making again a common mistake with people you have a special connection with. Kind of like the mistake we make that our spouse; that they should just know all those things we as their spouse are thinking, need or want without the convenience of us telling them so. I felt really awful when I realized that my best Bud had to find out I went public from mutual acquaintance who I had shared with because I felt that she and her daughter would benefit from my writings about Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain & Fatigue. Thankfully my Best Bud is a forgiving and unconditional loving Bud.
Search engines will now lead anyone who knows my nickname in my non-cyber life to my Barefoot Baroness Blog. This just makes sense now that I am much more comfortable with just anyone I know and don’t know reading my blog. I am more confident in what I am doing.
I began this as part of a journey and when I began I thought it would be a private journey. How wonderfully surprising to find that the blogging relationships that I have been having the experience of enjoying are nourishing to my soul. And to find that their input has been having a positive effect on me is an overwhelming understatement. It’s been quite stunning to me actually, and I am not a newbie to online friendships. I have been an advocate for Chronic Pain & Fatigue for over 25 years. Of about 12 to 13 of those years also included online advocacy using the platform of forums. I built up a few friendships on those forums which today still finds two women I met in a forum and with who I created friendships with are still very much part if my life. We mostly communicate via snail mail today which is especially fun for the paper artist in me.
As I have said a time or two prior to this post that there are several bloggers with which there has been a bond of friendship right from the first few times we read one another’s blogs, and communicated with. I will not bore my readers or embarrass those bloggers again by repeating my adorations and fondness for them. I trust they know who they are by now.
This post just proves that if you give a writer a writing instrument they will write. Kind of like if you bring “them” to water they will drink.
I had no intentions when I started this post to write nothing more than a notice of sorts if you will of my new URL address for this blog. My new Domain name.
FYI: My other blog: FullCircledMR can still be found at www.fullcircledme.com/
My intentions runneth over with my random thoughts, that is what this blog was designed for.
How wonderful when a plan works out~
Wow! See what happens when you give a writer a weiting instrument