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I may or may not have went into panic mode last night. I changed my domain (but apparently skipped a step) and my blog vanished! I couldn't even bother with it since I'm still super upset about my sister leaving. More on that later; and this time I mean it because, yes, I am back! I have a new name, new design (that still needs some tweaks) and a new mindset for blogging. I checked back a couple hours later, realized I missed a step and oh look, there was the blog! Except, my blogroll is not showing up, no matter how many times I save it. So that's making me stabby.

You might be wondering why I changed my whole "blogging brand". Honestly, Petite Ramblings just sounds so, stupid. It had a childish ring to it and I was really just over it. Although I felt it had fit me for sure, I needed something a little more personal, so that I wouldn't get sick of it. So here we are with Six One Six, which is my birthday June 16th.



And I went that extra mile and changed everything.
Twitter - @616blog
Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/sixonesix/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sixonesixblog [it still has the PR name because you have to request a name change and now I'm just waiting on it. So dumb.]
Instagram - @mskellylouise [this is what my name used to be, I'm glad I could get it back. I use Instagram for so many other things rather than blogging, I'd rather it just be my name.]

The one I'm struggling with is Bloglovin. Does anyone know how to change it on your current account? Or do I have to make a new one and lose all my followers and hope they all follow on the new name?

Now that my two week vacation is over, it's time to get back to this little baby of mine and be as dedicated as I used to. I had a lot of goals for 2014 with this blog but so far this year just turned into a stress ball mess of sadness. I just really needed the time off work, I really needed to be with my sister and I really needed to just be away from everything that was everyday. Although I'm still shedding tears at how much I miss my sister, I am ready to get back to the everyday stuff. I do need to play catch up on comments, especially since so many supportive ones had come and I don't want those to go unnoticed. Good thing I remembered the step to migrate my Disqus comments! Too bad when I hit publish on this, I have no idea where it's gonna go as far as Bloglovin....help!

BYE Petite Ramblings!


40 comments :

  1. Hey girl, love it! You can email bloglovin and they will transfer all your followers. Usually in 24 hours. Make sure they don't leave 2 blogs out there. :)

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  2. Congrats on the blog refresh, always feels good! And it's super easy to change your name on bloglovin. No need to start over!

    Just email them, let them know about the name change and they pretty much do all the rest. All you have to do is change your display name under settings. Otherwise, like I said, super easy!

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  3. Your blog posts will not show up on blogger dashboard unless you forward your old domain (at least they never did for me when I changed URLs). For bloglovin - "claim" your new url and then email them to transfer your followers to your new url and to delete your old url from their system. :)

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  4. thank you! feels so good.
    just sent them an email :) thanks!

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  5. thank you! <3
    i just emailed them :)

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  6. I like the new name/look/reasoning! :) Let me know when you have a new button so I can replace the other one on my sidebar! :)

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  7. love the new name and the reasoning behind it. and the new design too! glad you were able to take a break from work and spend time with your sister. sometimes, we just need a little reset. hope you're feeling refreshed! as for bloglovin, I think if you email them, they'll change it for you.

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  8. Jackie is right. If you email Bloglovin, they'll help you. I kind of thought they wouldn't respond or something but they were totally helpful when I switched my feed from blogspot to WordPress.

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  9. Just email bloglovin' with your new info and they are pretty quick to change it all for you
    !

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  10. Big congrats on your new change, lady love!! I love it so much!

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  11. well I came here from bloglovin so it must have converted?!

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  12. It worked just fine! I saw a new blog in my bloglovin list and wondered when I subbed to it. haha. read it and connected the dots. Its all good :)

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  13. I love this new blog name! It fits you perfectly.

    I hate how the blog roll widget doesn't work! I had to create a page and add them there so at least it's in my blog but not on the sidebar like I had wanted.

    As far as Bloglovin' I'm not sure how that works but let me know because I may need to make some changes soon myself.

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  14. Excited for you! And excited you'll be back!! :)

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  15. Love the new name! My birthday is six-two-six, so close!

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  16. I got here from Bloglovin too! I was like what the heck is this blog, when did I follow it? :)

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  17. Love your new brand and your new design, so glad you're back.

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  18. thank you! i needed a reset big time. i'm glad to be back, i miss your pups faces!

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  19. it was super fast! they did it in like an hour or two. great service :)

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  20. thank you!! <3 change is good ;)

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  21. they fixed it so fast, i think you had realized it before i did haha

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  22. thank you!
    ugh it was so annoying, i ended up saving after each blog link i added and it worked.

    for Bloglovin, you just contact the support team and they do it for you. i thought it would take days, it took like an hour!

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  23. it's hard to get re-motivated when you fall out for so long, when the time is right you'll jump back in. by the way, LOVE your new design. so clean and fresh :)

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  24. thank you!
    awesome, June babies!

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  25. haha you're not the only one that thought that :)

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  26. thank you Kelli! now i just need to jump back into your picture link-up. i thought i would keep up with it and do it with my sister but it never ended up happening. we mostly just selfie'd on our phones haha

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  27. Love the new look. I changed my name and waiting for the design of it. I love the name.

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  28. kathy@vodka and sodaMay 5, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    i love the new look and rebrand :) glad that you're back to regular bloggin (?)

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  29. I was so confused! You were taking some blog quiet time and then all of a sudden I was all "Sixonesix...? Huh?" It all makes sense now! I think you and I both must have needed to shake off the old and let the new sparkle and shine. Well, you know I've missed you, and I've been stalking you proper on Insta. I love this new look and this new start. Hooray to K.L.!

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