I’ve been MIA the last week. But I have a good reason I promise!
So last Wednesday I was laying in bed early in the morning. I had my cup of coffee and had snuggled back in bed to write up my Disney How To post for the week. As I’m typing up my post I get the bright idea to change my URL.
(Earlier in the week I had read a post about blog stalking and that it’s probably not a good idea to use your whole name in your URL, Twitter, etc. Well as you can plainly see I do just that. Specifically in my URL.)
Anyway, while I’m laying there I remembered that post. So I decided to go in and change my URL to placesiwillgoblog.blogspot.com
. I head over to the Settings page to do just that when I see….
“add your own custom domain”
I need my own domain. It’s only $10, it’ll keep people from knowing my full name and trying to stalk me (cuz hopefully no one will remember my last name. Yeah right!), it’s only $10, it’ll make me a more legit blogger, oh yeah and it’s only $10! Ok I’ll be honest, mostly I wanted to buy it because I thought it would make me a legitimate blogger. Epic Fail on that one.
So I go for it. I bought my own domain. I was so excited! placesiwillgoblog.com
was ALL MINE!
I thought it would be super simple (like Blogger makes it sound) and that my domain would be ready to go in about 3 days. So I thought I would take a tiny break until it started redirecting properly.
Little did I know that not only changing my blogspot URL AND adding my own custom domain would make it seem like I had deleted my blog. Again….epic fail.
I got emails, tweets, and text messages asking if I had deleted my blog. Which obviously sent me into panic mode. I was terrified that my blog was donezo and that I would never get it back.
So of course I asked Jessica (from Lovely Little Things) for advice. Thank goodness for blogger friends! And she gave me some great advice. Unfortunately, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to fix it. What did work however was deleting my custom domain and going back to my original URL.
Its been 2 days since I changed it back and I still have no idea how to fix it. SO…if any of you lovely fellow bloggers know how the heck I can get my domain linked to my blog, I would greatly appreciate any assistance and/or advice you may have on how I can do so.
I saw this on Pinterest and felt it was appropriate for the post, considering my attempt to be a legit blogger.
Hopefully it works out better on my next time! 🙂