I realize it’s sudden, but welcome to my world of frenzied over-caffeinated impulse decisions. This site is now a memorial to the Life According to Julie archives. The new season of stuff? It’s bigger and better!
Original Announcement Post
We interrupt this regularly scheduled Monday to bring you some alarming news that will mean absolutely nothing to you people not in the blog world.
This personal blog you’ve been reading for the past 5 years is hosted on WordPress.com. Now, that is not the “cream of the crop” for bloggers since you are subject to the terms and agreements of WordPress. I didn’t know this when I signed up five years ago.
Now that I know better, I’ve set up any other blogs I’ve created…on my own server. Fabulous Blogging is like owning a house verses renting.
Anyway, who the fuck cares right? Well I do. I toyed with the idea of moving this blog, but I have so many outgoing and internal links, I didn’t want to mess the whole thing up. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it right?
This morning WordPress sent me a note telling me I had violated the TOS of their platform. I have no idea if it was an error or a mistake or what. Honestly, I didn’t have time to scour the legal speak to see what I did that was so terrible…especially after the myriads of blogs I read on WP.com that are absolute shit.
But whatever. I wrote to them and begged for an answer but again, these free platforms are terrible with customer service. Who knows if I’ll hear back.
Could it be a mistake? Could it be true? Will my blog disappear off of planet Internet tomorrow?
Can you see why I’m flipping out? I have poured my heart and soul and writing in this blog and the thought that it would be wiped away? Well I’m not sure I can handle that.
That’s why I’m going to move.
Even though I swore I wouldn’t – I can’t take any chances. It’s just too scary a thought.
Of course, it is possible that they’ll come back and say – “Oh -we’re sorry! Bad mistake on our part,” and I’ll have moved for nothing.
So I’m writing this note to you all now, because it is possible I’ll be gone tomorrow or the next or the next…
This is rather melodramatic huh? That’s how it feels people!
Not how I recommend moving a blog. And since I do it for a living, I’m finding it not a bit funny that of all people to show how to transition a blog, I would be the one with my panties caught at my ankles.
I hate the word panties.
Learn from me. If you have a blog you love, move it to your own site. Don’t let the big people push you around.
My new website will now and forevermore be….
Wait for it….
So any and all of you who read this blog, please take note of the URL change. In fact, I would recommend updating your bookmark, writing it down on a post-it, and sticking it to your forehead for a couple of days. It’s now JulieDeNeen, not jdeneen.
Since I had to do this in a matter of minutes, the new site is not fully set up yet – BUT, please please pretty please with a cherry on top, subscribe to it somehow or some way? Thank you!!!!