So I think I am in a little bit over my head. As I have mentioned before, for my birthday, Boyf offered to get my own domain name for the site. It took a few months to finally decide what I wanted it to be, since the initial ones I wanted were already taken – lovejackson.com, jacksonlove.com and jacksonsworld.com – all already picked! How rude! So I sort of had to start from square one in terms of what I wanted the site to be called. I have a hard time making big decisions like this, and it took me freaking out to many friends about my website. My old roommate Jill had a fabulous suggestion in terms of site naming, and I took her up on her idea. Last night I made the leap from a blogspot address to my own domain.
It did not go as planned.
When boyf did his research before giving me this gift, he implied it would be super easy. I was told nothing would really change except the address, and I could still run everything from blogger and still use windows live writer to post. When I made the leap last night everything has kind of been freaking out. Sometimes when I log on to lovejackson.blogspot.com everything is there, and sometimes nothing is there. I have no idea what anyone out there is seeing anymore. It scares me. I don’t want everything to be lost.
When I log on to the new address, it looks to me like I have to start from scratch, which is NOT what I want to do at this time. Re-design in the future? Yes please. Not re-do EVERYTHING right now. No thank you. My big surprise last night was supposed to be the revealing of the new name. HA! I thought it would be THAT easy. Boy was I wrong…
Boyf looked it up last night and he said sometimes it could take a few days for everything to transfer and register with the new address. A FEW DAYS?! I can’t not blog for a few days! I wish I knew that before, as I would have made this switch over the weekend.
I don’t even know if this is going to post. Or where it is going to post. Can anyone read this? Is anyone out there?
If you have any experience with making the switch from blogspot to your own domain name, please help a fellow blogger out. I am on twitter pretty much all day, or leave me a comment. Please help me. I feel I am in WAY over my head.
blog love, Leslie