Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Year - New Blog

Well, kind of.

Sometimes I get an idea and I can't shake it.  A while ago I thought of how I want this blog to evolve.  Mike and I have talked about it, and something I could never get over was, what happens if we move?  We have no plans in the immediate future, but I couldn't get rid of the thought that it will no longer be "Our First Nest".  It's such a silly thing to worry about!  To be honest, I was also a little tired of the name.  I picked it years ago, and it no longer felt like us.  I wanted more freedom.  That's why I started a new blog.

It's not technically a new blog, since I've copied every post, and will continue writing about the same stuff I've always written about, but it finally feels right.  I came up with a couple names and thought them over until I found the perfect one.

http://www.danksandhoney.com/

The name works a couple ways.  Danks is our name and we're beekeepers.  Obviously, we're big do-it-yourself'ers, so it's nice to have one of our hobbies up there.  Also, before I was Mrs. Danks, there was Mike Danks and Mike's name is such a big part of who he is.  So, he's the Danks, and I'm the Honey.

I've spent the last few months tweaking everything over there for the big move and I think I'm ready.  It's also fitting that it's the start of a new year, and the start of our big kitchen renovation!  Instead of updating all of my lost photos over here, I've been working behind the scenes to track down every single photo and updated all my posts for a complete archive in the new space.  It's kind of like prepping for a physical move, but with a lot less paint splatter.

I'm hoping that everyone will make the move, and it's risky to think I can maintain my current readership, especially with sites like Pinterest which will link back here.  I'll continue coding behind the scenes and will eventually have each post forwarded to the corresponding post on the new blog, (very tedious, but the only way I can think to send Pinterest visitors to the correct blog post).

I'm so grateful for all of you guys who check out what we're up to and hope to see you over at Danks and Honey!    

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