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.
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!
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