The Geeky G4mer is gone but not forgotten.
Trying to get a lunch break today has proved quite difficult. Everytime I bring out my little tablet and sit down to type the door goes and it’s someone looking me for something.
There is a noted difference in the days, they are getting colder. The Tinsel Twit is talking about snow and we’ve not even hit October yet. Strangely she seems to have forgotten all about the Christmas dinner, I may have to consider renaming her.
I’m tired, so tired in fact that I am scared to lay my head down, even for 5 minutes as there is the strong possibility it would result in a major conking out.
The reason behind my tiredness is the fact that I foolishly decided to change my blog name at stupid o’clock last night. I thought I was smart and started with Facebook (Like me, please!!) changing the name to The Indecisive Eejit. Next I headed on over to WordPress and tried to find the settings for changing the blog name. To my horror I couldn’t find them and in full mini meltdown mode thought I had made a humungous error and was going to have to contend with two different names. Lee noticing the name change on Facebook, commented and I replied “I’ve fecked up”, only being that I was in the midst of said mini meltdown, I forgot to substitute the ‘u’ with the ‘e’, laying the word on Facebook with the full force!
With his help we trawled the inner brain cells of WordPress, otherwise known as the support forums and managed to figure out the steps I needed to take.
Plan in motion, idea half formed, only a little bit sure, I gnashed my teeth, fretted, hovered my finger over the enter key, read some more, fretted some more and in the end annoyed myself so much that I stabbed the enter key out of sheer badness. The deed was one. In 2 seconds flat, The Geeky G4mer was erased The Indecisive Eejit was born.
[Insert 2 minute silence here for the daily departed]
For a few moments I was unable to type. Even though I have wanted to change the name, and have only had it a short while, there is still a little sadness about getting rid of something that has provided so much fun.
You have all come to know me as The Geeky G4mer, and in fact some of you have never known me as anything else. You have all, in your own ways helped me on my journey and nurtured me. There is that moment of panic where you think, what if people stop reading, what if they don’t recognise me, so many what ifs. Count to ten, breathe, smile and carry on, whatever will be will be.
I refreshed the page and there was nothing. I shut down my browser and opened it again, still nothing…..oh for feck sake! I thought I had lost everything, all my posts, pictures the whole heap. I closed down all the windows, opened them again. Still nothing. Lee was able to see it, but I couldn’t.
Eventually it started to work. I breathed a huge sigh of relief.
There are still a few problems, old comments remain as The Geeky G4mer, places where you linked to me will not redirect and I am not sure if I even show in your readers anymore, can someone let me know if I do?
There are going to be teething problems, but the bulk of the move is now complete and hopefully now that I am happy (well for the meantime anyway), I can concentrate my writing and hopefully providing you with some laughs!
7 thoughts on “New Beginnings!”
Well, I can tell you that your email subscription system still works. Because I got an email this morning about this post. So, there’s that. What’s really hilarious is that I decided to register a domain last night, at stupid o’clock as well. So yay for bungling eejits!
Phew that is good to know. Last night I thought nothing was going to work lol Bungling eejits rule, and you just reminded me I need to check out a domain name myself, so thank you :)
Hey, no problemo!
As Rob said … you still be here …. at my space in my corner …. on my WP Reader …. so that’s all good. I’ll have to check other things later …. but technically your stuff should just re-direct itself UNLESS you changed the http:// end of things …. then … heh … you’ve created another blog, not renamed Geeky. :( Hope you figured it out properly in the wee hours of the morning … and hey, it wasn’t just you …. the other day WP was being kinda wonky!
I think I’m mostly ok, but a lot of folks are no longer seeing me in the reader, meaning they need to do the follow, unfollow thing, but if they ain’t seeing my posts then they ain’t gonna know lol How long do you think is respectable before I start whinging about this name?? lol ONLY JOKING!!!
Lol …. you can start at any time …. ’cause it’s your space ;)
Lol have to think of some first :-)