Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Exciting News! (And maybe even a special giveaway)

I'm so excited! I've gone to Google and taken the plunge.

I now officially (deep breath) own the Cool Moms Rule! domain name!

What does that mean to you?

Well, you may notice that when you go to our blog, you'll see in your address bar up at the top of your screen that Cool Moms Rule! doesn't have that .blogspot at the end. That's because, although I am still using the Blogger blogging platform through Google, I actually own the site name now--something I've been meaning to do for months.

Now, don't worry if you have us bookmarked, in your favorites, or if you are following us and have subscribed to our feed (and I hope you do all of that!), because anyone who goes to the http://coolmomsrule.blogspot address will still get to the blog, same as always, as Google is forwarding you all over to the new address now, to make this a seamless, painless process.

You'll still be getting those reviews and giveaways, I promise!

Why did I make this change? Well, I've been blogging here for long enough now that, like it or not, ya'll, I'm here to stay! And I want the name to be my name, since there are lots of blogs coming up now (and some of them even use the phrase "cool Mom" in them, too!). So I do want those rights to, you know, my own stuff I've published on the web.

Plus, honestly? I want to be able to have business cards and items I can give out that don't have a kajillion letters on them. Let's face it, "http://coolmomsrule.blogspot.com" is LONG, people!

Which means sometimes I couldn't have the blog name printed on items, because there are limits to how many characters you can print. It reminded me of being a kid, because before I was married, and still had my maiden name, it was so-o-o long that I hated having to write it on all my papers.

Luckily, when the Engineer came along? I was able to cut that last name in half, from ten letters to just five.

So now I can get those Cool Moms Rule! thumb drives, shirts, pens and the like that I've always wanted (and maybe we should have some giveaways of those, what do you think?).

Hey, you know what? That's a good idea. You are all my loyal readers, and you should benefit from this new step.

So please pop me a comment down here if you would be interested in some official Cool Moms Rule! merchandise. If there's enough interest, I'll get going on a really special giveaway for all of you!


Tamara B. said...

I am glad you switched to a dot com addy it will be better for you n the long run. Heck ya I would love some Cool Mom Rule items, thank-you.

millaa said...

First of all congratulations. I'll be glad when i'm able to make this move too. I would be interested in your brand name giveaway. Thanks

Preppy Mama said...

Congrats to you!! I hope you do get some cool mom stuff, who wouldn't want a giveaway!!!

judybrittle said...

Big congratulations! I would love some Cool Mom Rules items. Thank you!

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

Love your name! I did the same thing too for my blog through google. So now I'm officially http://www.lovingheartmommy.com !
I love it!

I'm definately interested in some Cool Mom giveaways! Your blog rocks!

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