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Monday, March 9, 2015

THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

Before I make the big announcement I wanted to tell you that apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks. I was able to successfully change my URL yesterday and it was really pretty easy peasy. If you happen to forget and type in the old URL it will redirect you to the new one. I was so excited that I called my 90 year old mom to tell her the good news. She listened quietly and then said, "I don't understand one word you said, but you may need a nap now". Moms never change. 

There was one small glitch. Apparently I lost my blogroll. That means I will be adding people in one by one. Just wanted to let you know that I haven't dropped you.



Now on to the big announcement. Jen and I have been working hard to find a way for all of us women bloggers over the age of 40 to have a place of our own to make new blogging friends, get support, learn, and share our knowledge. After putting our little gray cells together, (mine are little, Jen's are big) we came up with the idea to have a group on Facebook. That group was launched with absolutely no fanfare this weekend. It is called The Over 40 Blogging World. 

The group is open to all women bloggers over the age of 40 no matter how large or small your blog is, no matter what your blogging platform is, no matter your level of expertise, and no matter if you accept advertising or not. Although the group is not intended for self promotion, members are encouraged to support others blogs and to share resources and knowledge. No question will be considered too small or too large. We believe the blogging world is large enough for all of us and we hope the group will help everyone who joins reach their blogging dreams. 

Jen at MuddyBootDreams and I are the admins for the group, but we are already getting input from other wonderful bloggers. Brenda at Cozy Little House is of course giving us wonderful information.

If you decide to join us, we ask that you introduce yourself by posting your blog address on the group page so that we can add you to the list. That list will stay pinned to the top of the group page so everyone can find you. Jen and I will also do a shout out to all the new members from the previous week each Monday on our blogs. That will begin next Monday with all of the members from the first 8 days. 

We are already having fun and we would absolutely love to have you join us. You can find us here on Facebook.



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31 comments:

  1. glad you changed your url w/o too much issue. your feed came thru just fine to my reader today. :)

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  2. Thanks so much for letting me know that :)

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  3. congrats on the move! And the FB group is a great idea! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Gwen and so happy that you have joined us.

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    2. Sorry I pulled out, but I'm not comfortable with my real (full) name 'out there' like that. Hope your group is successful though.

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    3. Sorry to have lost you, Gwen. Facebook only allows people to join from their personal pages. :(

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    4. P.S. I have taken last names off the members list.

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  4. Laura, I'm so proud of you for figuring out how to do this and have it work so seamlessly. HOORAY and congrats.

    I'm loving this new group on FB, the women there are simply amazing, and the blogs are so varied. Obviously we women over the age of 40 have a lot to say!! Go blogging!

    Jen

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    1. Congrats to both of us. I am thrilled with the interest this has generated. There is so much for all of us to learn and share.

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  5. I just joined the new FB group today and look forward to reading and learning from all!

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    1. So happy that you have joined up with us. I think it is going to be great.

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  6. How fun! Glad u were successful with the url change. I am trying to find out how to redirect my blogspot to the .com domain that i own but have never used.

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    1. email me and I will give you a link, Laura :)

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  7. Over 40? Guess I'll have to get a fake ID to join the group. I am definitely joining! What a great idea!!!

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    1. Well then no senior discounts for you. missy LOL

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  8. Best of luck, what a great idea. I am over 40 but l never use facebook l am afraid, or l would definately want to join. Blessings, Pam xx

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    1. Thank you for your best wishes, Pam. Wish you could join us. :)

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  9. Sounds like an awesome series of changes for you!

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  10. Congratulations you did it, I had no doubt about your skills....or luck:) My Mom would say the same thing and smile. Glad I joined the Over 40 Facebook group. Thanks to you clever girls. Hug B

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    1. Thanks, Grace. We are so happy to have you with us :)

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  11. That's great news. Appreciate if you can write a post on how to change the URL, it will be really helpful for your readers who is thinking to change their blog name and URL.

    Also, is this FB group only limited to Women and no place for Men? :)

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    1. I will be happy to write a post about it, John Paul and of course we would love to have you join the group as long as you meet the age requirement :)

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  12. Brenda sent me an invite. Great idea. I'm always afraid to change anything on my blog for fear it will go away forever.

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    1. I will write a post on how to change your URL and how to back your blog up. Also, this is somethings that we can share in the group.

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  13. Congratulations!!! It sounds like a great adventure for us ladies! I don't even have FB, yet. :)

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  14. Hooray on making the change to your new URL! My feed picked it up no problems. Thanks also for the blogging group for those of us who are "old". I sent a request to join!

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    1. Thanks, Anne. I am not seeing your request, so could you send it again. Thanks :)

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  15. I just went over to that Facebook page and my status to join says "pending". What does that mean?

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  16. Congratulations! I guess it also means you're making a commitment to that blog title, which I love.

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