I’m not the type of person who carefully researches every single detail of a new hobby/passion BEFORE starting out. Nope. If I want to try something new, I tend to dive in. Head first. See how I like it. And then, if it’s a good fit, I’ll make the investment in time and resources to learn more about it. Hey, wait a minute, that sounds a lot like how I deal with relationships, too.
As I’ve mentioned before, when I started this blog back in the summer of 2008, I didn’t know shit about blogging. I was a writer looking for a new medium. I just decided to do it, and then did it. Without much thought or research.
So, I never took the time to think about/learn about how important my site name would be. I just sat around and thought of names that might work. And Sex, Lies and Dating was born (as a hybrid of Sex and the City and Sex, Lies and Videotape – not that either of those were inspirations for me, I just thought the names were catchy).
It wasn’t until much later, when I started to get actual readers, that I realized what a dumbass move that was.
I’d get messages (on twitter and emails) from people saying that they liked my site but couldn’t read it at work because of corporate spyware. And then I realized that I couldn’t access it from the public library. Or my local coffee shop.
Having the word sex in my url was getting my site tagged as porn.
This has been something that I’ve known about for over 2 years. And it’s something I’ve been wanting to deal with. But like so many things in life, it was too big of a problem for me to fix on my own. I needed help (OK, I needed someone to do it FOR ME, as I don’t have the skills to handle a project like this). And I needed that help to be someone who’s been working with me for a while. Someone I knew I could trust. Because this blog is my baby. And I couldn’t trust my baby to just anyone.
Last night, the amazing Liz Burr, New Media Consultant extraodinaire, migrated my site over to this new address simonegrant.com/blog. Visitors to the old address will get redirected here. If you’re one of those fabulously generous souls who have me on your blogroll, I’d be eternally grateful if you could update the link to read Simone Grant’s Blog with a link to the new site. AND please, if you notice anything not quite right at this new address, please let us know.
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