Friday, June 11, 2010

I am switching!



It's official I AM switching to Wordpress. I will not wait for giveaways to close down though. If I lose comments I will extend them and let you re-enter. I have to decide when I want to do this and what host I want to use, but I AM ready to make the switch.

Now I NEED YOUR HELP. What should my URL be??? It's can't be mommyof1andcounting. How do you feel about just keeping it the same (obviously, no more blogspot. It would be heatherandavery.com) Or I want you to choose something for me that's fitting!

HELP ME CHOOSE A URL!! PLEASE

19 comments:


one frugal lady said...

how about giveaway mommy? That's what I call you! haahaa!
I can't wait to see the new look- I don't blame you- I am thinking about making the switch as well!


Michelle said...

Hmmm... what if you have more children in the future? Do you want to keep changing your domain name? If you do heatherandavery.com, then that would leave out any future children you may have. I'd have to think about it a little more... but I think something more focused on just your name or the mommy aspect (or a combo of those) would work better to accomodate a future growing family. I know you aren't pregnant now, but if say in a year you are, you may not want to be limited to just Heather and Avery in the name... you know?


Heather M said...

Agreed Michelle. See Mommy Of 1 and Counting as a blog name is fine. I can easily switch that to Mommy of 2 and Counting. And for my Final Mommy of (#) and DONE! If you follow my blog you would've known I was pregnant and wouldn't mind the name switch.

Now I agree about the Heather and Avery thing... Maybe heathergiveawaymommy.com... Is that too much? But I don't want to just be known as giveaway mommy (Thanks Jennifer!!) So Maybe just something basic. I don't know HELP!!!


Michelle said...

I like:

heather-thegiveawaymom.com (if you want your name in it)
thegiveawaymommy.com*
thegiveawaymom.com*

*You can always make a personalized sign-off for every post... you know, like a cute quote or line about giving -- then under that you sign:
Heather
The Giveaway Mom(my)
Then people would see your name on every post and know your name regardless of it being in the domain name.


Michelle said...

For a cute sign off, you can spin off that famous quote...

Giving until I can't give any more,
~Heather~
The Giveaway Mommy


Heather M said...

You're so cute Michelle. You don't think heather-thegiveawaymommy is too long?
Or even thegiveawaymommy? Like I said though, I don't want to be known as JUST the giveaway mommy... I don't know. This is harder than I thought!


Heather M said...

giveawaymommyheather.com?????


Heather M said...

giveawaymommy.com
giveawaymommyheather.com neither are taken!


Michelle said...

I think both giveawaymommy.com and giveawaymommyheather.com are good! The shorter the better, but if you want your name in it, the use the longer one! It may be long, but it's not like it's some difficult or hard to remember name! It's fine!


Heather M said...

Thanks Michelle. I guess I'll go with giveawaymommy.com what does everyone else think? That sounds good. I think I'm making the switch tomorrow... Eeek and I'm scared!


Dreamer13 said...

Why are you switching? Now you won't show up on my blogger "dashboard"! :( bummer!!

"They" say not to have numbers and symbols in your URL (like - ) because it's harder for people to remember. all one word.com is easiest. :)

as for giveawaymommy ... I like it! and like previously stated, you can always sign your name at the bottom.

Or you could take out "mommy" and just be heathersgiveaways.com or
giveawayheather.com or
heatherandkids.com or
giveawaysgalore.com or
getyourgiveaways.com or
giveawaywins.com or
getitfree.com or
winit.com hehehe (as in Win It!) or

... that's all I've got at the moment. I didn't check availability on any of those, tho.

You also want good keywords in your URL, so I hear. :) so having "giveaway" in there is good - since that's your main focus. Whatever you want people to enter in to google in order to pull up your site - have at least one of those words in your URL.


Heather M said...

I still like giveawaymommy.com It lets people know I'm focused on Giveaways and mothering!
Thanks for the input though.

I don't know if I'll show up on the blog list... I think I still will. I will, I just checked mine and some that have switched are still there!

I also like heathersgiveaways.com hmm


one frugal lady said...

Just for the record, I think you are way cooler than just some giveaway mommy... that is just what I call you when I want to win something! heehee....


Heather M said...

haha! Thanks Jennifer!
Which is all the time right??


Dreamer13 said...

You're welcome :) I really like giveawaymommy, too, I just wanted to throw some others at you. :) Naming things is HARD!

oh yay! I'm glad I won't lose you. :) So what does wordpress offer that is beating out blogger??


Heather M said...

It's easier to format, and blogger is randomly getting rid of some blogs. I don't want to lost my entire blog. The only thing is that wordpress costs money! The plan and host I will go with is $9.95 a month, but If I pay for 3 years in advance (I won't) It would be $7.95 a month


Amy said...

I like giveawaymommy! My 2¢ is I like your blog because you aren't afraid to say the things you don't like about any product, a few other sites say all the products they post are 100% great. So I was thinking something with words or sayings like: like truth be told, giving it to you straight, straight talk, real reviews, honest opinions... something like that. I'm terrible with coming up with names but that's what I like about reading your reviews. Good luck with the switch!


Heather M said...

Thanks you Amy. That will be my tagline under my name on the new blog!! Thanks for the input.


Dreamer13 said...

Totally! That's a great tagline!

interesting, about the blogger vs. wordpress stuff. good to know! It's probably a smart move, then. GL with the switch-over!