As many of you know, I’ve been unhappy with the name of this blog for a while. When I started writing here, I had no idea that it would grow the way it has. I thought of The Type A Housewife as a tongue-in-cheek reference to Martha Stewart and that stereotypical perfect housewife that always has dinner on the table by 6. While I’m not a housewife, there’s that part of me that just wants to bake brownies and decoupage all day–The Type A Housewife was poking fun at that side of my personality.
I soon discovered that a lot of people were taking my blog’s name at face value. I started to feel uneasy about it and wondered if, instead of poking fun at a stereotype, I was inadvertently doing something that was helping reinforce that stereotype. (I think it’s a valid choice for a man or a woman to leave the workforce and stay at home, but we can all agree that they’re not baking brownies and decoupaging all day, right?) And while I am proud of the content I’m producing and the recognition this blog has gotten, I felt embarrassed to tell people the name of my blog–it required explanation and I’ve gotten tired of explaining.
Despite this, I always felt like it was too late to change my blog’s name. Everyone knows my blog as The Type A Housewife. And I worried that I get too much traffic from search engines to start up again on a new domain. But this has been nagging at me for a long time and I’ve realized that I’m not going to wake up one morning and suddenly feel good about the name. So The Type A Housewife is now Oh My Veggies.
Oh My Veggies is a name that does a better job of capturing my personality and the subject of this blog. It’s a name that I can grow with. But what does this mean for you?
- Thetypeahousewife.com will automatically redirect to ohmyveggies.com, so the transition should be pretty painless. If you find any broken links or other technical issues, please let me know.
- My feed will remain the same, so there should be no disruption in RSS or email delivery.
- I’m now @ohmyveggies on Twitter and I’m working on changing over my other social media accounts, but these are all changes made on my end, not yours–if you’re following my old accounts, you will be following the new ones.
- This is the biggie! If you’re a blogger and you’ve linked to me in the past, please update the links to reflect my new URL. You don’t have to (the old links will still work), but it will help me build my PageRank for the new domain.
I feel a little bit of sadness saying good-bye to my old name (although I will still own the domain so no one else can set up shop there), but growth and change are good things, right?
Oh, and I have to add a quick shout out to the amazing Sarah from One Starry Night. If you’re doing a redesign, transferring things from one domain or platform to another, or need any other blog-related help, hire Sarah. I was nervous about doing some of the backend changes I wanted to make myself and also nervous about letting someone else do them for me, but Sarah came through and put in a lot of extra time to fix some unexpected issues that came up. Thank you, Sarah!