Forgive me, friends, for I have sinned

About those ancient posts that may have popped up in your Reader last night?

Yeah … sorry about that.

In short: I’m doing a bit of housekeeping around here. Deleting posts. Password protecting posts. Editing posts. And apparently spamming my RSS feed in the process.

Here’s the deal. I do plan on going self-hosted at some point. To do that, I need to:

  • a) clean up my early archives, which reflect the embarrassing and immature ramblings of an oh-so-hard-done-by university student
  • b) figure out my blog title

In regard to the former, I will finish up the blogkeeping one night this week, and I’ll do it all in one hit to minimise the interruption. I imagine that means once more, you will wake up to dozens of old posts, but please just hit ‘read all’.

In regard to the latter, this is where you come in, if you like. I started my blog on a total whim and picked my username out of the air, which is also used on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and probably a couple other places. I think eemusings.com is available (or so WordPress keeps telling me). But I don’t really want to be eemusings.com. A couple of people have suggested just abstractaucklander.com, which is a a possibility. Or maybe I just need an entirely new name.

Whatever. I’m terrible at this stuff, and painfully indecisive to boot.

So if you have any thoughts on blog names, etc, please let me know. If you can’t comment (and WordPress’ commenting system is definitely one of the reasons I might finally get around to going self-hosted) then feel free to tweet me (@eemusings) or email me (eemusings AT gmail).

Peace out.

14 thoughts on “Forgive me, friends, for I have sinned

  • Reply femmefrugality August 8, 2012 at 05:22

    I’m constantly wishing I could get rid of the “femme” in my blog title….it gives people the wrong idea and scares guys away, methinks.

    I have no creative ideas. I’m sorry. It’s not my forte. 🙁

  • Reply MutantSupermodel August 8, 2012 at 09:29

    Why do you go by eemusings if you’re also the Abstract Aucklander? Just curious.
    I want to go self-hosted too but I’m feeling overwhelmed. Where does one even begin!?

    • Reply eemusings August 8, 2012 at 09:54

      Well, like I say, my username is eemusings (email, twitter, URL – continuity). Not really good for a blog title though, so I went with Musings of an Abstract Aucklander for that as you can see in my header. Going from WP.com to WP self hosted doesn’t sound too hard. Plenty of resources online or there are people you can pay to help you.

      • Reply MutantSupermodel August 8, 2012 at 10:14

        I was just curious what eemusings stood for LOL

        • Reply eemusings August 8, 2012 at 13:45

          Just made up on the spot. Like ee cummings, but you know, not…ha. Plus E is my initial and favourite letter

  • Reply Earth and Money August 8, 2012 at 10:53

    I would try and stay close to what you are using already, so you don’t lose too many people who know you by name. I think abstractauklander.com would work. I actually like the title of your blog, but I would change eemusings to something else. You could just go with Abstract Auklander as a username for commenting, etc.

    • Reply eemusings August 11, 2012 at 15:39

      I think it’s too confusing for non Kiwis to be honest – too easy to get wrong, too hard to explain. See, you misspelled it there twice!

      • Reply Earth and Money August 12, 2012 at 09:58

        Haha, so I did! Sorry 🙂 Someone mentioned abstractmusings.com, I think that would work well!

  • Reply Revanche August 8, 2012 at 17:17

    Hahaha so I didn’t even THINK of that when I went to self hosted so I TOTALLY spammed people with old posts AND my blog posted every damn post that was saved as draft from the present to the back of beyond in 2005.

    Yeah. That was awesome. SMH. And I still don’t have a new theme so it still looks crap. Whee!

    You’re about three to ten steps ahead of me. All is more than forgiven. 😀

    • Reply eemusings August 8, 2012 at 18:27

      Your blog theme is cute, and I like it.

  • Reply John | Married (with Debt) August 10, 2012 at 08:44

    How about NZmuse.com ? I think making the switch is the right choice – sounds like a lot of work. I’m currently redesigning my site as we speak.

    • Reply eemusings August 10, 2012 at 10:12

      Oooh, not a bad idea. Thanks!

  • Reply Liquid August 10, 2012 at 19:45

    I like both eemusings.com and abstractmusings.com. As long as it’s not too long because I’ve heard that’s bad for SEO. Have fun choosing a host 🙂 there are lots of good ones out there.

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