Lost And Found Comments And New Blog Address

You may or may not have noticed, but the blog address has changed.
Instead of www.throughcloudedglass.blogspot.com, the address to my blog is now www.throughcloudedglass.com.

Yes, I bought a custom domain name.

I had this fear that perhaps someday, when I'm a "serious" blogger and want a custom domain name, the one I wanted might be claimed, and then I'd have to come up with something else. And that would just stink.

So, I decided to fork out the ten dollars a year and just get the address I wanted now, before some other person thinks of it and snaps it up. There already is a throughcloudedglass.org, you know.

So I bought the custom domain through Blogger, and I switched over to it, only to get a little panicky. Why, do you ask? All of your lovely comments on all my posts since 2008 were just gone.

When I switched back to the blogspot.com domain, they were back. When I switched back to the custom domain they were gone again.

I tell you, I was about ready to throttle Blogger. But, being the logical, reasonable person that I am, I decided to just back up all my blog posts and comments on my computer and embrace the new custom domain address.

I also went to Blogger Help and commented on a thread to let them know I was having a problem. Apparhently other people have the same issues when switching to custom domains as well.

But thankfully, as I was sitting down this morning getting ready to write a scathing post, I checked my comments one more time, and they were all back.

I was quite relieved. So what was meant to be a humorous, fuming post has actually turned out to be rather boring.

However, I must suggest that you all change the blog address in your readers and blogrolls to www.throughcloudedglass.com. I just don't know how long Blogger will keep redirecting you from the old address to the new one, and I would hate to lose any of you forever, or for you to lose me!

Don't worry, a more interesting post should be coming soon.


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Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Congrats on the custom domain!

Jaime G. said...

helpful hint to people that are followers:
you have to unfollow the blog and then re-follow it. (the easiest way i know to do it is to select "follow" in the menu bar, it tells you you're already following and asks if you want to stop following. click to stop following. then re-follow by clicking follow again.)

AmyK said...

Yay for custom domains! I haven't made the plunge yet--but I guess that's a good thing since I'm closing my Fireside Motif blog VERY soon.

I've got your new ".blogspot"-free address linked on my new blog! (Three days till launch!)

Brittney Galloway said...

Yay for being customized! and I'm glad you got your comments back..I don't know why, but I think that would break my heart if I knew I lost all of my comments!

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