Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Identity Crisis: I'm a new kind of blog

I've been struggling for a long time over whether to change my blog name.  It's always a chore having to make transitions like this, but I felt like I shouldn't go around masquerading as money-saving blog any longer.  You see, when I first started blogging, I posted about freebies and coupons several times daily.  Then I realized that there were many other bloggers doing the same thing, only doing it much better than I could ever hope to. 

Over time, this blog has evolved.  I'm known for writing reviews and hosting fantastic giveaways.  So, I thought about changing my name to reflect that, but I don't want to be pigeon-holed into any one type of blog category.  I want to be free to post about any topic I'd like.  I'm still going to be offering the fun product giveaways, but I also want to add more valuable content here.

From this point forward, I will no longer be known as "The Penny-Pinching Mama".  I'm now "Girl Gone Mom".  I've updated this change on twitter, and I suppose I will start a new Facebook page soon as well.  A brand new bloggy design is also in the works. 

I wanted to write this post so that you know I'm still me.  Hopefully, I haven't confused you too much, and I hope you stick with me during this transitional period. :)

As for the giveaways going on currently, for some reason you cannot see all of the comments on my posts.  Have no fear - I can see them all in my blogger dashboard. 

15 comments:

  1. Whatever you call it, I'm sure it'll still be a great blog!
    btw, love the new name too! (smile)

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  2. I loooove the new name! Congrats! =)

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  3. Love the name! Thanks for the heads up.

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  4. That is a cute name! I am on board to follow you around!

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  5. Okay, I saw your email and was like who the heck is Girl Gone Mom? I never subscribed to that!

    Glad you found an identity that you can stick with, I'm looking forward to seeing your new design whenever that is done too.

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  6. Hope the transition goes smoothly. Will continue to follow!

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  7. Love that you are doing this! Did you have to start a whole new twitter and facebook account? You didn't lose followers or anything with the change did you? I am asking all of these great questions b/c I am going to have to change everything myself once my baby is born b/c I will no longer be JUST raising 4 sons!

    Congrats on the name and identity change! I can't wait to see all you have in store with your new blog! :)

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  8. Oh OK! I get it! I didn't read any blogs yesterday since I didn't feel up to it yet.

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  9. Evolution is a good thing! I love the new look. :-)

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  10. Love the name and look! I am SO with you on the need for a blog change as I've just made one myself. Transformations! Love it. :)

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  11. You have to be happy with your blog first and foremost! It looks great and I'm pretty sure I'm a fb fan of your new page :)

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