Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Blog name change

There has been a lot of blogtroversy lately over blog privacy that has had me thinking a lot this past month. There are a lot of crazies out there and I don't want to somehow put my family at risk by having our last names and any reference to where we live on my blog. A couple of friends have decided to go private and a couple of more have changed the names of their blogs and deleted personal information(last names, location info, etc.) just recently. I have decided that going private is not for me- I have made too many great friends and have reconnected with many old friends this way. I think if I'm just more careful about what information I put out there, that'll work for me. Since my last name was in the blog address of my last blog, I decided to change it. So, I have jumped on the "blog name change bandwagon." :)

***Also, I'm asking that those of you who have me(or my husband) linked on your blog, if you could please change the name you have us listed under to just "Holly" or "Joey" instead of "------ Family", or "Joey ------"that would be helpful. Or you could list us by our blog title or whatever you want without our last names-THANKS!! And also, in any comments or posts you create, please don't use our last name when referring to us. I know this sounds ultra-paranoid to some of you, but I don't think you can be too paranoid when it comes to your children.

Sorry for being a pain in the butt! I just want to take a few extra precautions to prevent any possible future crazies from knowing info about us I'd rather they didn't know. Now to get to work on sifting through past posts and changing the header. . .

23 comments:

-Melissa- said...

You and Sarah are being big pains in the butt today!! :) j/k I totally understand why you need to change your blog name. I like you new blog name. :)

hoLLy said...

sorry:). . .its something that has been on my mind for a long time though. and things that have been discussed lately have made me think about it more. so, today i took the blog change plunge:)

Emily said...

YAY for you! It's a good thing to do. Go check whitepages.com. I found that you can ask to be taken off. I asked today and they do it in 3-5 days. ;) Look toward the bottom of the page-- there is a link that says something like "This is me and I want to be removed".

I'm moving my blog on Saturday. In fact, I'm doing a whole rehaul on the links on the side. can I change you on Saturday? ;)

Jori said...

I agree! You are smart to be safe.

hoLLy said...

emily, sure you can wait until your overhaul. no problemo.

The Kahumokus said...

Hmmm...that give me something to think about. Maybe I should do the same.

The Kahumokus said...

Hmmm...that give me something to think about. Maybe I should do the same.

Grammy Staffy said...

I think you are wise. Good for you. You can't be too careful these days.

Marie said...

Love the new name! YOu really can't be too careful nowadays!

Tara D said...

When it comes to your kids, you can't be TOO paranoid. I think this is a great idea. :)

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Good idea. I've wondered about that myself with the crazies of the world out there stalking. I love the new name I especially love the new pictures they are too cute. Happy blogging we know you love it.

Jan said...

No problem -- I'll fix mine right away. Good thoughts, Holly.

-Melissa- said...

I love your new header and the pictures of the girls being silly is too cute!!

mamapickle said...

i'm ahead of the game and already refer to my "hot spots" by 1st name only :0) . see how good it was for us bloggers to meet and discuss, now many are making changes.

mamapickle said...

i just realized that since i changed my name it is probably counting over!

mamapickle said...

I have lots of catching up todo :(

hoLLy said...

you're funny!! i like your new name and pic. very sexy.

Tara D said...

I love the new header and new blogname. Very cute. Those pictures of your little darlins are perfect. Love em

hoLLy said...

thanks cyndi,melissa & tara for the new header compliments:) it was a pain in the booty to do last night, but its done, and i'm happy with it. we just take SO many pictures that it was time consuming searching for the perfect shots.

Katie said...

I love your new name. It's perfect. No one can say that sorry is better than safe=). The photos are awesome. They just make me want to smile!

Champion Family said...

I made a comment here yesterday and then my computer messed up so it wasn't posted...or maybe it was that widget comment counter thing that has something against me. Either way I'm posting now. I'll just refer to y'all as J&H...Location: the coolest state in the US :)

Sarah said...

looks great, holly. love the new header! when i got your comment about not updating your google reader, i was like - yeah, i've updated mine, but really i hadn't. oops. :) you're in there now, though. :)

Shankar said...

I use the name of the blog when I use it as a link. So if you reveal your true identity to the world, so will I. Having said that, my blog's been neglected for a while (due my travels) and so the link hasn't been updated yet.