Friday, May 27, 2011

The Breakup

Dear Blogger,

We've been together for a little over a year. You were there when I needed to share exciting news, when I needed a shoulder to cry on, and when I needed to brag about my awesome adventures/children/surgeries. So it brings me much pain to have to say this to you.

I think we should break up. It is not me, it is you. You've been very flakey lately, losing my information and forgetting things. I need a blog host who is more dependable, more reliable.

Look, it's not that I don't like you anymore, I do. I just don't think you are meeting my needs anymore. When I told you that it didn't bother me that you wouldn't let me reply to my readers comments.... it was true. But now things are different. I need to connect with my readers on a deeper level. I feel like you are standing in the way. I don't want to be in a controlling relationship.

I'm not going to lie, I've been looking at other hosts. I even bought a domain. It has a gorgeous view. I haven't moved in yet, but I knew the time would be soon at hand that I would need to pack my bags and go.

I'm sure this is not going to be an easy transition. It will be especially hard for me. I know you'll find someone new. Someone who loves you just the way you are. We've just grown apart. I'm sure we'll remain friends. We have many of the same friends so I know I'll see you around, pretty much on a daily basis I'm sure. I don't want there to be any awkwardness. *shake hands*   Thanks for understanding, Blogger.

Your pal,

UPDATE:  the new domain will be
right now it forwards it to this site.


  1. It bothers me that I can't reply to my reader's comments, too! Let me know how your transition goes. :) (cute letter, btw)
    p.s. I have been replying to comments just by replying to the e-mail that was sent to me by blogger each time a comment is made. (I just found out I can do that . . .after two years - gah!)

  2. Love it!! If I hadn't just totally redesigned my Blogger page, I'd be writing a breakup letter as well!! Can't wait to see your "rebound"!!

  3. Make sure you let us know when your blog has moved so we can follow! :-)

    I was considering moving to Wordpress, but I bought my domain through Blogger, and I'm not sure how to switch it. I'm also going to lose all of my followers when I switch. I am NOT looking forward to that!

    I keep hoping that Blogger will fix itself! But I have to ask myself the question... as I expand, do I REALLY want to stick with Blogger for the long haul? Maybe I should get out now and cut my losses. So frustrating!

    From what I gather, a lot of people feel the same way. Best of luck! What is your new domain going to be called?

    Smiles, Jenn