7.11.2009

The name's dotcom. Mom-101 dotcom.

So it's official: Mom-101 is now Mom-101.com.

Frankly, I was tired of writing .blogspot.com on nametags, in the URL bar, and on the boobs of passed-out drunk women on barroom floors when I'm self-promoting in subversive ways.

Huge thanks to Cynical Dad for again getting me through big scary tech stuff and not even making me cry once. Now maybe one day I'll actually change my banner too, which I haven't changed since I first put it up about three years ago.

Hm...should I change my low-tech, off -enter, totally ridiculous handmade clip art banner? Or does it somehow work for me? I've always wondered...

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(Totally coincidentally my banner is missing right now. I think that could be a sign.)


39 Comments:

Blogger Kate said...

I like the banner... when it's there. Congrats on the new home.

7/11/09, 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Bill said...

Without the banner your website looks naked...very sexy! *laugh*

7/11/09, 3:46 PM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

Me too! I just got rid of blogspot.com and went to "dot.com." I guess we're trend setters, right? ;)

7/11/09, 4:01 PM  
Blogger Haley-O said...

Congrats on getting your own domain! So nice not to have to type in .blogspot.com anymore to get here! See, it's sweet for us, too! And, no banner is very MYSTERIOUS...HOTT!

7/11/09, 4:06 PM  
Blogger Felicia said...

LOL!!! It was so nice to meet you last week! Good luck with the banner!

7/11/09, 4:50 PM  
Blogger Marinka said...

Bannerless is the new topless. Awesome.

7/11/09, 4:52 PM  
Blogger Lady Mama said...

I think you should keep the clip art picture in your banner. It's very anti frilly-cutesy-mommy-blog.

7/11/09, 4:55 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm getting rid of my blogspot.com address, too. I just can't decide if I want to completely jump ship to Wordpress or still have a Blogger site with a .com.

And yeah, I like the banner. But bannerless does look a little naked at the moment.

7/11/09, 5:41 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

I love you and your new online home. :)

7/11/09, 5:42 PM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Congrats on the new home!

I'll make sure I get the address right on any bathroom wall scribblings I make. Got to win that box of tampons . . .

7/11/09, 5:43 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

congrats on the move, but where's the banner?

;-)

7/11/09, 6:19 PM  
Blogger Shania said...

I lovelovelove the banner style you have. I don't do well with change. The dot com is all I can handle right now. ;)

7/11/09, 6:19 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Funny, I just this week finished the transaction to get kittenpie.com from its former owner, too! Feels good, doesn't it?

7/11/09, 6:26 PM  
Blogger LaVonne said...

Keep the banner. I love the simplicity of it! ;)

7/11/09, 6:27 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I liked your banner. Congrats on the domain. Hope your transition goes more smoothly than mine did! :)

7/11/09, 8:07 PM  
Blogger MJ said...

Keep the banner. I'm already forgetting her face and that makes me a little sad.

7/11/09, 9:51 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

Fairly frequent reader, first-time commenter. Hmmm... well, I do look at signs pretty carefully. And all the signs point to keeping your banner -- I'm clearly not the only one who thinks it's just so awesome, just so... you. :)a

7/11/09, 11:19 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Welcome to the COMmunity. :)

7/11/09, 11:35 PM  
Blogger Banteringblonde said...

the elusive banner ... lol Good for you for taking the plunge!

7/12/09, 1:41 AM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

Where'd your banner go? Did Blogger own it??? I've always liked your banner. You can't go too slick b/c then you'll have to change your name to Mom-201.

I'm proud of you! I hope to make the plunge someday when I'm all grown up.

7/12/09, 7:59 AM  
Blogger Dana's Brain said...

I was just thinking the other day that I wish I could figure out how to do the .com!

Congrats to you - that is awesome!

7/12/09, 8:06 AM  
Blogger Kim Moldofsky said...

Don't change! Sigh et tu, Pundit Mom? I looked to y'all as benchmarks. Now I guess I'll have to go that route eventually. But not until I've used up my current batch of business cards. Do me a favor and grab one from me at BlogHer. Each one comes with a gourmet lolli courtesy of Das Foods, my unsponsor.

7/12/09, 4:01 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Nice subtle dropping of your sponsor's name in comments, Kim. I'll give you a pass because I happen to think Das Foods rocks it. They even made it into the Cool Mom Picks holiday guide last year under hostess gifts. I wish they were sponsoring everyone at BlogHer in fact - I'm scared most people are going to try and hand me cleaning supplies.

7/12/09, 4:17 PM  
Anonymous Busy Mom said...

Well, look at you and your big girl url...

I'll, um...take those cleaning supplies from you if they come with someone to use them.

7/12/09, 5:03 PM  
Blogger Midwest Mommy said...

Congrats! I loved it when I did it too.

7/12/09, 6:24 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I LOVE your banner.

7/12/09, 6:24 PM  
Blogger Susanica said...

Must vote yes on keeping your banner. It's perfect. -Monica

7/12/09, 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

I felt like such a grown-up when I went dotcom. Only for a little bit though. Then I was right back on the floor barking at my son to make him giggle.

7/12/09, 10:38 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Q. said...

Congrats, dot commer.

If you are feeling like a change, you could always update your banner to that tampon graphic.

7/12/09, 10:51 PM  
Blogger @sweetbabboo said...

Congrats on your new address! When's the url warming party?

-Abby

7/12/09, 11:02 PM  
Blogger Carin said...

Just wanted you to know that I ran into your blog... somehow... and think you're frickin' hilarious! I just read through a few of your recent posts, related in several ways (I write on the boobs of passed-out drunk women, too) and laughed... outloud. Thanks for sharing your amazing writing, humor, and life's moments with us...

7/12/09, 11:19 PM  
Blogger RookieMom Whitney said...

I will probably hand you cleaning supplies. At least they'll be non-toxic.

Don't put .com in your banner ever. That's my $0.02 based on some legal conversations I've had to endure recently.

7/13/09, 12:38 AM  
Anonymous Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

The banner is showing up for me, does that mean it's back?

Congratulations on your new domain! It's much easier to remember this way =)

7/13/09, 11:08 AM  
Blogger Miss Grace said...

I can see your banner :)

Congrats on the move/switch!

7/13/09, 1:29 PM  
Anonymous Stacy Morrison said...

Love it. Don't change. And major congrats on the serious upgrade to dot.com. xx

7/13/09, 3:46 PM  
Blogger Binky said...

I've always considered you a mistress of your own domain ;) I remember that day 3 years ago when the banner showed up and thus I'm partial to it. But change has its benefits, too.

7/13/09, 4:28 PM  
Blogger Baby in Broad said...

Congratulations-dot-com.

I like the banner. Keep it.

7/13/09, 11:23 PM  
Blogger La Petite Belle said...

congratulations!

7/14/09, 8:17 AM  
Blogger modmom said...

please keep your banner mom-101 :)

it's perfect!

miss you :)

7/14/09, 3:31 PM  

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