23 January 2011

I'm Official! Check Out the URL

Look at me! I have a new address. Yes, I finally mustered up the courage to use Blogger's built-in "buy a custom domain" feature. Let me tell you, I was shaking in my boots. So far everything is going just as predicted. I'm smiling from ear to ear.

All my links are still working, and you should be redirected here if you use my old address. But just to be sure, please add the new URL to your blog reader.

Doesn't www.BethFishReads.com look professional?

Please let me know if you have any trouble with the new address or with the links. My blog is still in transition, so I expect some glitches until midweek.


Michelle 1/23/11, 10:04 AM  

Yay! Congratulations. I just transitioned my subscription. :)

Anonymous,  1/23/11, 10:05 AM  


Unknown 1/23/11, 10:06 AM  

Congratulations! I've been thinking about doing this myself for awhile. Spent a ton of money this week on other things, however, so even though $10 through Blogger is cheap, I think I'm going to wait until next Bloggiesta to make the change myself. Enjoy your new domain!

Peppermint Ph.D. 1/23/11, 10:16 AM  

Very Cool, indeed! Congratulations!

Dorte H 1/23/11, 10:17 AM  

Professional indeed!


Shelly B 1/23/11, 10:22 AM  

Wow, how exciting! I want to know the scoop...how does it work?

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) 1/23/11, 10:22 AM  

Look at you, look at you!!!! I just switched my subscription. :O)

Mary (Bookfan) 1/23/11, 10:25 AM  

Looks great - and I'm glad the switch went smoothly!

Lynne Perednia 1/23/11, 10:25 AM  

Brava! Links and tabs, it all changed over right.

Molly 1/23/11, 10:26 AM  

VERY professional!

I have thought of doing this myself, but feel that I need to get back to a regular blogging habit before I make that commitment.

So glad to hear that it was an easy process.

Unknown 1/23/11, 10:32 AM  

Yay! For the shiny new URL! :)

Kristin 1/23/11, 10:34 AM  

It looks great...congratulations!!!

Rebecca @ The Book Lady's Blog 1/23/11, 10:39 AM  

Congratulations! It looks fabulous, and I know you'll love having your own domain.

*happy dance for you*

bermudaonion 1/23/11, 10:44 AM  

Woo hoo! You've hit the big time now!

Unknown 1/23/11, 10:51 AM  

Congratulations! It looks very professional.

Sheila (Bookjourney) 1/23/11, 11:28 AM  

YAY! I am still afraid to do this but yours looks AWESOME!

SuziQoregon 1/23/11, 11:28 AM  

Woo hoo! Glad it went well!

Anonymous,  1/23/11, 12:05 PM  

Yay!! Congratulations on the big move.

Nise' 1/23/11, 12:23 PM  

Glad you did it and it went well, it gives me courage to look into it too.

serendipity_viv 1/23/11, 2:47 PM  

Now this is what I would like to do. Was it easy to do Beth? I am fed up of my blog address being difficult to find.

April (BooksandWine) 1/23/11, 2:48 PM  

Yayyy congrats! I'm subscribed to your feedburner RSS, so your posts are still showing up in my google reader.

Beth F 1/23/11, 3:01 PM  

Thanks sooooo much everyone! Honestly it was easy as can be. I just followed the directions on Blogger's settings tabs.

It costs $10 a year and they take care of all forwarding of links, etc. The only thing I have to do is update one of the feed settings over at FeedBurner. Other than that, it took about 4 minutes.

Some people lose their quick edit tools (pencil and wrenches) for a couple of days, but once the blog has been transitioned over to the custom domain, all is restored.

Literary Feline 1/23/11, 3:55 PM  

Yay! I have my own domain through Blogger too and was surprised at how easy it was to make the transition.

Heather 1/23/11, 5:16 PM  

Congratulations!!! It looks fabulous! And isn't it a great feeling? I love having my own domain, makes me feel...I don't know...more official or something. LOL :D

Florinda 1/23/11, 6:00 PM  

Good for you! I made the switch in 2008 just the same way you did, and I've never regretted it.

Sandy Nawrot 1/23/11, 6:21 PM  

I am so darn envious and proud! Your post popped up on the old address on my reader, so it seems to be seamless.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks 1/23/11, 7:41 PM  

The easiest move you'll ever make - no cleaning, no packing ... no unpacking!

Robin M 1/23/11, 7:45 PM  

Congratulations. I took the plunge awhile ago and it was easy.

Athira 1/23/11, 9:37 PM  

Congratulations!!! :) In all my drama, I forgot to wish you! Everything looks perfect!

Margot 1/23/11, 10:41 PM  

Good for you. Glad to hear it was so easy.

Violet 1/23/11, 11:42 PM  

awesome, congratulations!!!

Serena 1/24/11, 8:12 AM  

Congrats on the accomplishment. You knew it would be easy! :) I've changed my feed reader just in case, but the reader seemed to just shift me to the new address anyway.

Rebecca Rasmussen 1/24/11, 9:29 AM  

Yay, honey! I am so excited for you! It looks really great :)

Swapna 1/24/11, 12:54 PM  

Lovely, so glad you took the plunge!!

Anonymous,  1/24/11, 1:00 PM  

Wow, good for you and congratulations. Totally the right thing to do.

Unknown 1/24/11, 9:17 PM  

Congratulations! It looks wonderful.

Peaceful Reader 1/24/11, 11:41 PM  

This is on my to-do list for January but I've been nervous. I'm worried about everything staying put. If it worked for you maybe, just maybe I can do it too. It looks great!

Suzanne Yester 1/25/11, 6:50 PM  

Congratulations!! Looks great!

Alice 2/3/11, 4:07 AM  

Yay you! Congratulations!

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