Sunday, March 7, 2021

There's a New Girl In Town

It's a very exciting day here on my blog... after almost 8 years of having a generically named blogspot webpage, I'm finally taking the plunge of getting my own website domain.  A few hours ago, I officially purchased my new website name... something I've been dreaming about doing for a while now.  I thought it was only fitting that today also be the day that I reveal the new and updated name of my blog!  "My Disney Life" is going to begin it's official transition into becoming... "Magically Melissa".

I'm so excited to finally have this hurdle behind me.  Once again, I didn't realize that it would be this easy.  Over the years, I've been researching different web hosts here and there.  It always seemed like such a big commitment and I didn't really understand much of it.  Thankfully, it was really easy and really inexpensive.  I was able to do it right thorough my blog.  I now have an annual renewal set up with Google Domain so I'll just have to pay for it the same time every year and the domain is mine!

As I mentioned before, I've wanted to get away from having the word "Disney" in the official name of my blog.  Back when I first started my blog, I wasn't even thinking about that.  I started blogging right around the same time as the #MyDisneySide campaign for the Disney Parks and the blog name "My Disney Life" seemed along those lines.  However, as time has worn on, and I've seen a few other blogs rebrand, I've decided that is also a path I'd like to take.  And I'm finally making time to do it!

I'm thrilled about my new blog name, owning my own url, the renaming and rebranding process and about the process of giving my blog a much needed facelift.

I'm so happy with the new name I've chosen.  Part of the reason it's taken me so long to get to this point was that I wasn't sure of what to commit to for a name.  Buying a domain seemed like a big step and I wanted to do it right.  After bouncing a bunch of ideas around, the one that kept sticking out in my mind was "Magically Melissa".

I've talked about how I wanted to focus on myself as my "brand" moving forward.  At the end of the day, my blog is a mix of a lifestyle blog, DIY blog, travel blog and online diary of our life.  Thus, it seemed more appropriate to find a more generic name that will stand the test of time.  Since I'm always focusing on adding magic to our lives, Magically Melissa seemed like the best fit!

In addition to my new web domain, I'll be updating the name, header and information on my blog.  I'm also planning a complete redesign of the look... but more on that soon!

Now that you know the new name, I am going to start working on getting my Facebook and Instagram accounts updated to reflect my new name and branding.  I'm not sure how long it will take to update those, but I'll be sure to give you notice on both social media accounts, as well as updating you with the new names and website links here. 

I'm so pumped about all of these updates and changes!  I've wanted to do this for a few years now, but I just couldn't get excited about rebranding and redesigning my blog when I was so busy with everything else.  It just felt like more work and I wanted it to be a fun and exciting process.  Now that I'm fully on board and looking forward to it, I'm finally taking the time my blog deserves and I can't wait to see how it all turns out! 

Watch out interwebs... Magically Melissa is coming and there's a new girl in town!!!  °o°

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Great Name! (jv)

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    1. Thank you JV! I'm so excited to finally have it be official. :-)

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