Huge announcement today: I’m moving!
Not houses this time, I’m moving into my own website domain.
I’ve always wanted to purchase my own domain for several reasons:
1) have control over the look of my blog instead of being forced to use the themes provided by wordpress.com
2) have a little piece of the internet that belongs to me and not wordpress.com
The one thing that hindered this process was choosing a blog name!
I’m not the most creative person, so I kept coming up with typical names like “the sweet shop”, “the cakery”, “crumb”, “whisk” and so on. These names were either already taken by a bajillion other bloggers and companies or they just didn’t fit what I was looking for. Because I knew I had run out of creativity, I just kept waiting and waiting for that magic moment when something brilliant will just pop up into my head.
Two years passed. Nothing happened.
The most “brilliant” blog name that I could come up with was “chocolified” but that got shot down by my friends and family faster than when I asked them if I should inject chocolate into my veins.
Back to the drawing board it was and again, I got stuck in a rut. Eventually, I had to admit to myself that I will never come up with anything creative or innovative. That’s when I took a different direction with the whole name-creating process. If I can’t be witty, I’ll just find a name that sums up what my blog will be about.
I’m quite happy with what I decided on :) You will have to wait to hear what it is! Some of you may already have a few guesses as to what it is since I was being an idiot and let it slip. Whoops.
I bought my domain last Saturday and I was both excited and relieved to be finally moving forward in my blogging. My mind is always plagued by the thought that I could be doing more with my blog and tap into its greater potential. I couldn’t do anything about it when I was in school but now that it’s summer, I finally get to take this blog to the next level and get it to what I’ve been envisioning for the past couple of years!
I’ve never worked more hard and never been more absorbed into a task. I can spend hours on my laptop just editing away and reading up on coding, plugins, advertising companies and special social media functions. At the same time, I’m also responding to a bajillion emails, setting up a bajillion accounts, buying equipment and tools for my homebased bakery (my experiment for the summer!) and working 2 part time jobs. I must thank Google Keep for helping me stay organized during this hectic time!
I can get soooo absorbed into it that I can ignore my hunger, need to pee and thirst. My chocolate intake has also decreased substantially because I need both of my hands to work on the zee blog! I know, shocking right? This is coming from a girl who refuses to put down her food to hold an umbrella. I’d rather have my food and get soaked than have no food at all.
Setting up this blog is the only thing on my mind these days! I started with a bunch of scattered pieces but it’s all finally starting to come together. I can’t wait to share it with you all :)