The Last Post?

posted in: Blogging, Moving domains 81 comments

Edited to add: I realize now that this post looks odd on my new blog but I’m keeping it here! So no, this is not MY last post, just THE last post on my old blog. An era has ended.

This is quite possibly my last post on Mama Wants This and I don’t have anything profound to tell you.

Except my new blog IS SO VERY NEARLY READY.

Everything’s there except for the nearly 400 posts and countless pictures on here, that needs to be moved, which will happen on Monday. Which means this lil ol’ blog here? Will be offline until Wednesday.

I’m shitting myself because I worry that I will lose something along the way. Posts, comments, subscribers and so on. However, I’ve put this massive job in the very capable hands of my girl Vanita (she writes After Bedtime Blog) who has been AWESOME in assuring me that all will be well.

So, while I can’t enthrall you with any writing for at least 5 days, I thought I’d talk to you guys via my new Facebook page. But you gotta go like it first! If you already like my old Facebook page and you’re like, why don’t you just change names? I’ll tell you why. Because Facebook hates me – that is, someone whose page is for a personal blog, with over 200 likes on their page. So I have to START OVER, people.

Sigh.

And if you do go like the new Facebook page, you’ll see the new blog name and get an idea of the new design. See, win-win for everyone!

If by end of next week you don’t get any new posts via RSS or email, please let me know!!

And with that, I’ll say see you later, this is not goodbye.

Now go like the Facebook page, will you?

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Alison
Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and DrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).
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  • July 19, 2012 Kerstin

    I like it! I like it!
    Can’t wait to see your new blog! Yay!
    Kerstin recently wrote…About lifespansMy Profile

    • July 19, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Kerstin!!! You’re always first for everything hehe.

  • July 19, 2012 Sue

    WHOOOP! Congrats! Couldn’t get to your new FB page via the link in this post, though. Help me! Heellllllppp meeeeeeee!
    Sue recently wrote…Old-Fashioned Summer: By the Book(s)My Profile

  • July 19, 2012 Alma

    Ok done. I love Vanita! I know she will do great things for you. You are in great hands. This is gonna be great , change is good, no worries. See you on your new fb page.
    Alma recently wrote…In DreamsMy Profile

    • July 19, 2012 Alison

      Vanita IS awesome!! And thank you for the like!

  • July 19, 2012 MamaCassie

    I love reading your posts and seeing your adorable boys pictures, so I will surely follow you to the “other side”. Look forward to seeing the new blog! Good luck!
    MamaCassie recently wrote…Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming a MommyMy Profile

    • July 19, 2012 Alison

      Thank you so much!

  • July 19, 2012 Coffee Lovin' Mom

    Congrats, new baby new blog right? Wait, I thought it went new house, new baby…crossing my fingers it all goes off without a hitch! That first link to the FB page didn’t work for me either but the second one did.
    Can’t wait for the reveal next week!
    Coffee Lovin’ Mom recently wrote…Throat Punch Thursday – Eye for an Eye EditionMy Profile

    • July 19, 2012 Alison

      Well it was new house (in Oct), new baby (May) and now new blog!!

      (thanks for the heads up on the link, all fixed!)

  • July 19, 2012 angela

    Liked πŸ™‚ And the name is lovely πŸ™‚
    angela recently wrote…Between College and Reality – Reviewing The Marriage PlotMy Profile

    • July 19, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Angela!

  • July 19, 2012 Lady Estrogen

    GOOD LUCK.
    I know how stressful it is. I can’t get everything to transfer – I’m going to have to call in the cavalry.

    • July 19, 2012 Alison

      OMG I was stressed even before I began. There is so much information and the technical language was killing me! Thank goodness I found someone who can do this for me with confidence.

    • July 20, 2012 vanita

      Lady Estrogen, if you’re importing from a wp dot com or a self hosted wp site, take a look at your exported .xml file’s size. if it’s around 30mb or over, it may be the reason you’re unable to transfer everything. if so, no worries it’s fixable and i can tell you how. just let me know.
      vanita recently wrote…Tuesday’s Tear Sheet: New WordPress Design projectsMy Profile

  • July 19, 2012 Keely

    Ooh- good luck! I’m planning on making a move later this summer. (Terrifying.) Do me a favor, okay? Make it a seamless transition. That way, I’ll be inspired. πŸ˜‰

    • July 19, 2012 Alison

      Ooh, are you moving platforms? If you need any advice/ info, let me know! I’ve done the Blogger to WP thing, and now domain to domain. And I am crossing everything that this will be seamless!

      • July 20, 2012 Keely

        Yes! Yes- I’ll take every last bit of advice I can get! I’m swapping to Wordpress from Blogger and I’m so freaked out that I’ll lose 4 years of…well, everything.
        Keely recently wrote…Unleashing My Spawn On The ‘Hood.My Profile

        • July 20, 2012 Alison

          When you make the move, let me know πŸ™‚

  • July 19, 2012 Maureen

    Vanita rocks, you’re in good hands πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see your big reveal!

  • July 19, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    Hooray for you, Alison!! Off to do some liking…
    Runnermom-jen recently wrote…Make it a Good One…My Profile

    • July 19, 2012 Alison

      Thank you for the like, Jen!

  • July 19, 2012 Alexandra

    Congrats. It’s beautiful. SO beautiful. And never in a million years would I have guessed it. Even though now I see, IT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY FACE.
    Alexandra recently wrote…Maybe It’s Not So Common SenseMy Profile

    • July 19, 2012 Alison

      I actually thought most people would have guessed it!

      And thank you, thank you so much. xo

  • July 19, 2012 Robin

    All right, you’re forgiven for being a tease. πŸ˜‰

    Yay for new starts!
    Robin recently wrote…Building BeautifulMy Profile

    • July 19, 2012 Alison

      YAY! (thank you for the FB like!)

  • July 19, 2012 Laura

    So excited. Looking forward to seeing how you grow in your new space! πŸ™‚ Now, go have a glass of wine and some chocolate to calm all your blog-moving woes. It will be awesome! I know it!
    Laura recently wrote…Mommy Gets FluffyMy Profile

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      I don’t drink but I most certainly indulged in (and will continue to) chocolate!! And thank you.

  • July 19, 2012 Kimberly

    You will fit into your new space nicely. Happy for you in your new start!
    Kimberly recently wrote…Forever Part Of My HeartMy Profile

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Thank you for being my sounding board. xo

  • July 20, 2012 Courtney Kirkland

    Can’t wait to see your new site when it’s all ready! πŸ™‚ LOVE the new site name, btw.
    Courtney Kirkland recently wrote…How I Organized my Life, Blog & BusinessMy Profile

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Courtney!

  • July 20, 2012 .Amanda

    Good luck in your new digs!Happy blog warming!
    .Amanda recently wrote…All of a Sudden…My Profile

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Amanda!

  • July 20, 2012 JDaniel4's Mom

    Thank you for the cookies!
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently wrote…Outside Play- Water: Old MacDonald’s Beach TripMy Profile

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      It was my pleasure πŸ™‚

  • July 20, 2012 Mirjam

    OOOOOOOOH, I can’t wait!!

    I feared there would come a day where I would be sorry not to be on facebook..Now I have to wait to see the new blogname..Darn.
    Mirjam recently wrote…List of smilesMy Profile

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Haha!! Just a few more days my friend. And OMG why aren’t you on Facebook??

  • July 20, 2012 Jessica

    I can’t wait to see your new blog! And I’m so happy for you! Vanita is awesome, so you are in very good hands!

  • July 20, 2012 vanita

    thanks for the shout out girl! don’t worry, i’m not even crossing anything, i know it will all go great.
    vanita recently wrote…Tuesday’s Tear Sheet: New WordPress Design projectsMy Profile

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      I know it will, because YOU are working on it!

  • July 20, 2012 Jessica

    Done as requested. Now do I get a cupcake?
    Jessica recently wrote…Don’t Mess With The Torres ClanMy Profile

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      What flavor? I’m giving out cookies on the FB page! (virtually, but still)

  • July 20, 2012 JanB

    Way to go! Launching a new blog is always exciting. But you know what? With a little help from fiends anything is possible. I won’t mess with Vanita…No way!
    I’m sure you will get things working like you want it. πŸ˜‰
    JanB recently wrote…Help – They are after My MoneyMy Profile

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Thank goodness for friends! And I trust Vanita implicitly πŸ™‚

  • July 20, 2012 adrienne

    I can’t wait to see the reveal! It’s exciting!!
    adrienne recently wrote…I exploit my kid and I’m fine with it.My Profile

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      It so is!

  • July 20, 2012 Sarah Reinhart

    AWESOME! Looking forward to seeing your new place!!!!
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Sarah! For the FB like too!

  • July 20, 2012 Kiddothings

    Congrats! Have done the liking bit. Great job on the new name and can’t wait for the big reveal πŸ™‚

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Germaine! Long time no ‘see’ . Hope you’re well!

  • July 20, 2012 Katie

    it’s going to be GREAT!
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      I hope so!!

  • July 20, 2012 Tonya

    A new blog, how exciting!! I have already liked you on Facebook and will anxiously await the rest. πŸ™‚
    Tonya recently wrote…Dealing With CrapMy Profile

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Thank you for the like!

  • July 20, 2012 Elaine

    Good luck with the move – see you there! πŸ˜€
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      See you there!

  • July 20, 2012 Beverly

    On my way over now!

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Thanks for the like, Beverly!

  • July 20, 2012 julie gardner

    I have already liked your page – and I LIKE it, too.

    I need to do what you’re doing. Immediately.

    My blog is pretty much broken which is why it’s been kind of quiet in my neck of the blog woods lately…

    Which isn’t bad in the summer. But.

    I’m missing my baby.
    (The blog baby. Not my teenagers. They are right down the hall from me…)

    Anyway.

    I can’t wait to see your new space and be inspired to do SOMETHING about mine.

    Hold my hand, would you?
    Hugs and good wishes for success next week…
    julie gardner recently wrote…TeenagerMy Profile

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      You need to explain why you think your blog is broken because it doesn’t seem so! But yes, if you need to ask me anything about moving, ask. It’s the least I can do for your hand holding when I was shitting myself about baby #2. xo

      Also? Thank you for the FB like.

  • July 20, 2012 My Inner Chick

    –Looking forward to seeing what your new adventure will be, Mama A!

    Glad you did not decide to keep 2 blogs….1 is hard enough to handle!

    Xx
    My Inner Chick recently wrote…BLOG LIKE GAGAMy Profile

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Kim! And no way would I maintain two blogs!

  • July 20, 2012 thedoseofreality

    Off to like the FB page right now! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see you in your new spot!
    thedoseofreality recently wrote…Big Brother 14: Dan is the ManMy Profile

    • July 21, 2012 Alison

      Awesomesauce, thank you!

  • July 20, 2012 Kristin

    Whoops! I suppose I should’ve read this before I asked the very question ON your new FB page that you answered in this post. Busted. πŸ˜‰

    Can’t wait to see the new site. Glad you found someone to help you with the conversion. I was going to recommend Booyah’s Momma, who did mine, but you got this. So, good luck and see ya next week!
    Kristin recently wrote…Friday Tapas: The Leftovers EditionMy Profile

    • July 21, 2012 Alison

      Hah that’s alright and thank you, see you on the other side!

  • July 21, 2012 AnnMarie

    LOVE the name and liked the page. Can’t wait to read the first post on the new blog. πŸ™‚
    AnnMarie recently wrote…Addicted to Instagram AlreadyMy Profile

    • July 21, 2012 Alison

      Thank you sweetheart!

  • July 21, 2012 Kristen

    I’m headed over now. I didn’t read a single comment because I want it to be a surprise. Am I a total dork or what?! I’m so excited for you!!! See you on FB and your new site!!
    Kristen recently wrote…A Birthday Tribute to Shell of Things I Can’t SayMy Profile

    • July 21, 2012 Alison

      I love dorks!

  • July 21, 2012 Ado

    Exciting stuff! And I’m gonna miss Mama Wants This too! Good luck with the move, I’m coming along too!

    • July 21, 2012 Alison

      I’ll miss it too, but onward and upward!

  • July 21, 2012 Christine

    Good luck with the move! And yes I’m being a jerk by leaving you one more comment that you have to move over.
    Christine recently wrote…Friday Round-UpMy Profile

    • July 21, 2012 Alison

      Hah! That’s okay πŸ˜‰

  • July 22, 2012 Leighann

    I’m so excited for you!!
    Can’t wait to see the design and your new home.
    I’m going to like your page now because I can’t wait until monday.
    Leighann recently wrote…My Better HalfMy Profile

  • July 22, 2012 Charlotte

    OMG, I nearly had a heart attack when I read your first line. I thought you were leaving us! Thank god you’re just changing homes. That I can deal with πŸ™‚ I am your new “liker” and can’t wait to see the new digs!

    XOXO and hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
    Charlotte recently wrote…how dating in my 30s is nothing like dating in my 20sMy Profile

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