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10th February 2017
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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.

  • Allure La Vie
    10th February 2017 at 11:32 am

    Love the new name so much. xxxx

    http://www.allurelavie.com

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 10:01 am

      Thank you! x

  • Gemma
    10th February 2017 at 11:37 am

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

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 10:01 am

      Thank you! I love your name <3

  • Rachel Stinson
    10th February 2017 at 11:48 am

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

    Rach | doublejointedgirlandherdog.blogspot.co.uk

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 10:01 am

      Aw thanks Rach 🙂 x

  • Roxie Ferguson
    10th February 2017 at 11:51 am

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

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 10:01 am

      Thanks Roxie! x

  • Mammafulzo
    10th February 2017 at 1:12 pm

    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 🙂 xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 10:00 am

      Thanks Zoe! Ah I love your name <3

  • Karen Williams
    10th February 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Love the new name. Fab times.

    Karen x
    JinksyBeauty x

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 10:00 am

      Thanks Karen x

  • Yiotou_La
    10th February 2017 at 4:31 pm

    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 🙂

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 10:00 am

      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
        13th February 2017 at 10:06 am

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

        • Amy
          13th February 2017 at 10:22 am

          Ah no problem! It’s horribly windy here but otherwise all good 😀 Hope you are too x

  • Natasha Todd
    10th February 2017 at 4:43 pm

    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! 🙂 xx

    Tash | natashatodd.blogspot.co.uk

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 10:00 am

      Thanks Tash! <3

  • leah rachel
    10th February 2017 at 5:04 pm

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

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 10:00 am

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

  • Jacquard Flower
    10th February 2017 at 5:17 pm

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

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 9:59 am

      Thank you Gemma 🙂

  • Kenzie Harvey
    10th February 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I like it 🙂 i did think about doing this but am just so used to my blogs name now!

    Kenzie x
    Kenzie | LemonaidLies – Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 9:59 am

      I love your name! x

  • Jil Diamante
    10th February 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Good luck on this big change! 🙂

    Jil
    http://www.jildiamante.com/2017/01/retro-love.html
    http://goo.gl/LfTL3n

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 9:59 am

      Thanks Jil x

  • Laura Louise
    10th February 2017 at 9:27 pm

    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
      13th February 2017 at 9:59 am

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

  • Cassandra Myee
    10th February 2017 at 10:04 pm

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

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 10:01 am

      Thanks Cass x

  • Makeup Musings
    10th February 2017 at 10:53 pm

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

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 9:58 am

      Thanks Annie x

  • Ela
    10th February 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Yay on your new name! 🙂
    Ela | http://www.stealingyoursunbeams.wordpress.com

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 9:58 am

      Thanks Ela! x

  • Elese
    11th February 2017 at 12:22 am

    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
      13th February 2017 at 9:57 am

      Thanks Elese! It’s from Skinnydip <3

  • Sally
    11th February 2017 at 1:11 am

    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
      13th February 2017 at 9:54 am

      Same here! Aw thanks Sally x

  • The Sunday Mode
    11th February 2017 at 6:01 am

    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
      13th February 2017 at 9:54 am

      It totally does! Thanks Julia x

  • Zarrah Jane
    11th February 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Congrats on the new brand name.
    It sounds exciting.

    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 9:53 am

      Thanks Zarrah <3

  • Bernadette
    12th February 2017 at 11:48 am

    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
      13th February 2017 at 9:53 am

      I love your name!

      • Bernadette
        14th February 2017 at 11:23 am

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

  • Fiona
    12th February 2017 at 7:23 pm

    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
      13th February 2017 at 9:53 am

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

  • LizzieBee
    13th February 2017 at 8:13 am

    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
      13th February 2017 at 9:53 am

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

  • Bellissa Femaleadda
    14th February 2017 at 11:31 am

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

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Haha – love it!

  • Georgia Hathaway
    15th February 2017 at 10:14 am

    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
      16th February 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks Georgia, you’ve got a lovely name x

  • Laura
    15th February 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Exciting! 🙂 xx

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks Laura! x

  • Charlotta
    16th February 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Great decision! Your blog layout is super pretty. 🙂

    x Charlotta
    http://charlottaeve.com

    • Amy
      17th February 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  • TheStyleRawr
    16th February 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Oooh, this is exciting!! Loving that you have .blog now! 😀

    T xx

    • Amy
      17th February 2017 at 8:14 pm

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