Here I am. All alone. Self hosted. In charge of my own destiny. (And HTML, and template, and feed and ohmygoshifIkeepthinkingaboutitI’mgoingto giveupcompletelyandcryinacorner.) I have wanted to drop the for a while and when I found myself sitting next to pretty women who promised me the glories and pride of being out on my own I was entranced. I fell for it.

And then I freaked out.

But it will be okay. I learned so much at blogher this weekend that this is a more than perfect point to start fresh(ish). Some of my links may not work. All of my links may not work. I have no Technorati authority, no comments and actually no real readers yet. ISN’T THIS FANTASTIC?

Thanks for coming along with me.


  1. Yay! Congrats on making the jump! You’re going to LOVE being in charge of your own destiny and dropping that blogspot crap!

    Glad you had sucha great time at BlogHer!

  2. I’m first! I’ve never been first!

    I’m no longer a virgin!

    How’s that for your first comment? Has your having your own domain given you an orgasm?


    BTW, your header pics are always great!

  3. Oooh, I’m you first!! I’ll be gentle, I promise.

  4. Hey now! You have readers. Well… at least a reader. I’m following right alone where ever you go. Well… maybe not everywhere you go… but where ever your blog goes.

    And congratulations! How exciting! I wouldn’t have the foggiest clue of where to begin.

  5. Honestly, I’m gonna have to just click off of all BlogHer blogs for the next week b/c I turn all green with insane jealousy.

    LOVE the new site. I’ve been thinking on it too. Maybe I’ll get off of my lazy butt and finally get my own domain!

  6. Congrats! Looks good so far! Hubby has been trying for AGES to get me to let him set up a page for me and be my host. But I keep brushing him off. I don’t want to feel like I have to go begging every time I have a problem I can’t figure out.

  7. Congrats! Love the new digs!

  8. Nice digs. I love what you’ve done with the place.

    I need to make that jump, too, but I fear change. And, I suck at HTML and most computer-related things.

  9. Hurray for MOOSH!!!! We are stuck in the airport and our plan is in Baltimore. At least I have wireless!!

  10. Well, aren’t you just Da **** now that you went to Chicago. Will you still love those of us blogspotters?

    Congratulations! I am happy for you…but I too am jealous of all you who went to BlogHer! Boohoo, poor me.

  11. I’d be so effed as I’m so not computer savy. I did manage (not sure how) to figure out blogspot. I know — gasp– how hard can it be?!

  12. Yay! Awesome new digs, my dear. You are going to love WordPress. It rules. I too have been toying with the idea of getting my own domain.

    I am so jealous that you got to go to BlogHer – now that you have so many friends, don’t forget us little people 🙂

  13. Love it!

    Sounds like you had a fantastic — and, clearly, inspiring — time!

    OK, now more photos and stories… share, please!

    (love the header photo — perfect!)

  14. I’m here and I’ll follow you anywhere…

  15. Nice. Very nice.

  16. Wooohoooo!!!! I love it! Congrats!

  17. TEACH us! Please! I have been dying to leave the shackles of blogspot and am too afraid…

  18. See? How cool are you? SO VERY COOL. Now where is that Google Reader button? hmmmm … there it is … *subscribe*

  19. i love you!! let’s go camping together- we can meet in between indy and cali. in…… SALT LAKE 🙂

  20. It looks great!

    I need to do this too but am so scared to leave the security blankie that is blogger.