I’ve had to take a short break from my blog but in the meantime decided to finally brave the SEO storm and change my blog name. In week or so when both sites have been crawled and everything is back to normal, I’ll write about how to do it incase anyone is curious, although I want to hold off until my DA and Google ranking are back as they were or it won’t exactly instil confidence in my advice.

It’s no secret I’m a crazy cat lady but I didn’t feel my name Four Cats Plus Us defined my blog particularly well, given I quite literally never post about the cats. I actually first started using that name a year or so before, when I set up a new Instagram with the intention of sharing cat pics (highly original I know and an undersaturated niche on Instagram).

Over the nearly two years since I started blogging here, I’ve thought about blogging about one topic, be it just beauty or travel, but I don’t do enough of either to make that work. I’ve discovered I like my blog pretty much how it is, a mishmash of whatever I feel like writing about at the time, in essence a ‘lifestyle’ blog.

I figured that the only name which will never stop fitting that type of content is my own, so I patiently waited for the release of the .blog TLD. Annoyingly, all first name TLDs were reserved to begin with and WordPress staff got first pick, during which my name was snaffled up.

I went with my full name instead, so fourcatsplusus.co.uk now redirects fully to amyevans.blog. Yay!

I would love it if you could bookmark the new link and if you mention my blog, use the new URL. My social media names have been changed previously to match, but as a reminder you can also find me in the following places:

Bloglovin’
Instagram
Twitter
Facebook
Pinterest
Google+
Tumblr
Stumble
YouTube

& my new email address is hi@amyevansblog.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, I’m excited for this new chapter and will be back soon with my normal posting schedule.

  • Love the new name so much. xxxx

    http://www.allurelavie.com

    • Amy

      Thank you! x

  • Love the new name! I love my blog name but do find it a little restrictive xx

    • Amy

      Thank you! I love your name <3

  • Awh this is so exciting I think you have such a lovely name and it suits your blog so well ๐Ÿ™‚ so much luck and well wishes for your new chapter ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    Rach | doublejointedgirlandherdog.blogspot.co.uk

    • Amy

      Aw thanks Rach ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • Love the new name. It’s always scary changing such huge aspects of your blog!

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

    • Amy

      Thanks Roxie! x

  • I love the new name and your blog looks great too, I am loving the pink! I would love to change my blog name (and social media) but I’ve had it for so long now that it would be a nightmare and at least it doesn’t pigeon hole me into a certain niche I suppose but I hate it ha ha. I’d love to see a post on how you did it ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

    Zoe โ™ฅ MammafulZo

    • Amy

      Thanks Zoe! Ah I love your name <3

  • Karen Williams

    Love the new name. Fab times.

    Karen x
    JinksyBeauty x

    • Amy

      Thanks Karen x

  • Yiotou_La

    I want to change my blog name too but I am so scared to do it, it is too much for me and at the moment I don’t have time to dedicate to it. Maybe sometime later in the year. And it would be lovely to know the process you followed for future reference. I have already bookmarked the new link ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

    • Amy

      It’s a bit daunting isn’t it? I’ll be sure to post about it and if you ever need a hand, give me a shout x

      • Yiotou_La

        Thank you so much Amy, that’s so kind ๐Ÿ™‚ I will definitely need some help when I decide to do it! Hope you are having a lovely day! xx

        • Amy

          Ah no problem! It’s horribly windy here but otherwise all good ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope you are too x

  • Oooh I hope you do end up doing a post about the change over as I would love to read more about it!! Love the new name hun I will definitley bookmark the new link! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    Tash | natashatodd.blogspot.co.uk

    • Amy

      Thanks Tash! <3

  • leah rachel

    I really like that you’ve picked your own name for your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I think that’s really good and means you can write about whatever you want to write about on here ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

    • Amy

      Thank you! I hope it’ll work out well x

  • Oh how exciting! I think it’s a great move! Have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Amy

      Thank you Gemma ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I like it ๐Ÿ™‚ i did think about doing this but am just so used to my blogs name now!

    Kenzie x
    Kenzie | LemonaidLies – Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

    • Amy

      I love your name! x

    • Amy

      Thanks Jil x

  • YAY – Happy new blog name! I kept thinking about doing the same (opposite almost) and changing it FROM my name to something else, but it’s been 9 years now and I’m defo too scared to change!! xx

    • Amy

      Thanks Laura. Haha! Wow 9 years is good going I think I would be too scared to change it after that too x

  • That’s such an exciting change! I’m glad I kept with my name from the beginning!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    • Amy

      Thanks Cass x

  • Makeup Musings

    Loving the new blog name!
    Annie | http://www.musingsofamakeupjunkie.com

    • Amy

      Thanks Annie x

  • Ela

    Yay on your new name! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Ela | http://www.stealingyoursunbeams.wordpress.com

    • Amy

      Thanks Ela! x

  • Wooo – good on ya bud. Hope the SEO storm passes quickly. I love that phone case too by the way, where’s it from? x

    elese | elesedowden.com

    • Amy

      Thanks Elese! It’s from Skinnydip <3

  • Woooo, I always feel so fresh after changing something on my blog! I literally just went through all the links to make sure I was still following you haha!

    Sally – DiagonSally

    • Amy

      Same here! Aw thanks Sally x

  • The Sunday Mode

    Congrats on the name change! It’s funny how doing things like that can make you feel like your blog is a new blank slate, or at least that’s how I feel!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Amy

      It totally does! Thanks Julia x

  • Congrats on the new brand name.
    It sounds exciting.

    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

    • Amy

      Thanks Zarrah <3

  • Bernadette

    I changed my blog name quite a few times before I finally settled on the one I have and got my custom domain name. I find it so stressful coming up with a blog name and while i am tempted at times to mix it up by changing it to something else to give it a fresh look. I’ve found one that I find is fairly not heard of so i’ve been happy with it.

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

    • Amy

      I love your name!

      • Bernadette

        Thank you a lot some don’t know how to pronounce Aficionado but oh well hahaha

  • Fiona

    I’ve never changed my blog name but I’ve definitely considered it in the past, however, Wishes, Hopes and Dreams is now such a big part of me I don’t think I could ever change it.

    Fiona xx

    • Amy

      If it works for you and you love it there’s definitely no point! x

  • I know I said this on twitter but I love this new blog name! I can definitely say that using your own name is more everlasting and can never grow old… I changed mine for the very same reason (my old URL was so embarrassing). Can’t wait to see your post about your transfer.

    Lizzie Bee // http://www.hellolizziebee.com

    • Amy

      Thanks Lizzie! I liked your old URL but I agree it is less likely to grow old when it features your name <3

  • woo beautiful phone cover. Glitter Blog you can call it.

    • Amy

      Haha – love it!

  • Georgia Hathaway

    Loving the new blog name! I changed my blog to my own name 2 years ago and I’m so glad I did it!

    Georgia x
    http://www.georgiahathaway.co.uk

    • Amy

      Thanks Georgia, you’ve got a lovely name x

  • Exciting! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • Amy

      Thanks Laura! x

  • Great decision! Your blog layout is super pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚

    x Charlotta
    http://charlottaeve.com

    • Amy

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Oooh, this is exciting!! Loving that you have .blog now! ๐Ÿ˜€

    T xx

    • Amy

      Still a bit gutted I couldn’t get amy. to go with my other domains … But I do like it haha ๐Ÿ™‚ x