How Sprinkled With Flour Got Hijacked: I Have A New URL


You know what? November has sucked...big time. I know we're supposed to be feeling all warm and fuzzy and thankful this month, but circumstances sure are making it hard for me to remember that.

Have you noticed that Sprinkled With Flour seems to have disappeared off the face of the planet? That's because I've lost my old domain name (http://www.sprinkledwithflour), which expired while I was absent with my medical issues and miscarriage. It was auctioned off in the blink of an eye, and purchased by another domain company who has yet to respond to my email asking them if I can have it back.

So in the meantime, I've had to register a completely new domain name, which changes my site URL from http://www.sprinkledwithflour.com to http://www.sprinklewithflour.com. At least it's not too different. The major change is that by changing my domain name, I have lost ALL of my old referred traffic and Google rankings. In the eyes of Google, I might as well be a brand new blog, at least until the new URL has had time to get ranked.

At least I still have my Facebook and Twitter pages to direct people to the new URL. So if you're not already a Facebook Fan, please head over there and get connected, then you'll always know where I'm at! :)

I'm in the process of trying to update the new site in as many places as I can. Foodgawker was able to do one switch that updated all of my old submissions to the correct link. Unfortunately, any pins on Pinterest are linked to the old site, so I'm having to start from scratch there too.

So the moral of the story? If you have a custom domain name, make sure you renew in plenty of time to allow for any issues that may arise. Otherwise you risk loosing everything you've worked hard to build up.

Note: I am still Sprinkled With Flour, the only thing that's changed is the URL for my blog. Here's to hoping that company will give me back my domain name. Grrr.


SPECIAL REQUEST, PRETTY PLEASE
1. If you have Sprinkled With Flour listed in a blogroll on your blog, would you mind updating the link to the correct site?
2. If you have recently linked to a recipe on my blog, would you also update the link to the correct site?
3. If you're not already a Facebook fan or Twitter follower, use the pretty links in the side bar to get connected with me. Then you'll never loose me again! :)
4. If you feel like it, a quick shout out on Twitter or Facebook, letting people know that I haven't disappeared and where they can find my new site would be GREATLY appreciated. I would totally come to your house and do all of your laundry for the next 6 months if I could. It's the thought that counts....right?

If you can do any of this, I would be so grateful!

Thanks!
Amber












14 comments:

Suvi said...

How utterly annoying!
I'm so sorry about the miscarriage, this sure hasn't been an easy month for you.

heartsease54 said...

I updated everything & liked you on FB too, so I won't lose you. So sorry about the miscarriage, all of my sympathy to you & yours.

Amber Potter said...

Thanks so much. :)

The Sweet Chick said...

Sorry to hear about your miscarriage. I have been through 2, I know it is not easy. I wish you luck with regaining all your readers. I already updated my blog roll

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Ugghhh that's so annoying!! We're all here for you, and have been missing you like mad. Keep at it!! :)

Chris Coyle said...

What a pain in the butt!! Sorry you're having to deal with all that. I follow most blogs primarily in Google Reader, and you're still showing up there, but I did share your post to G+ and FB (which is linked to my Twitter account). Hopefully you won't lose anyone along the way.

Stephanie said...

Oh no! What an awful month :( I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. I pray December will be better for you.

Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe said...

Amber, I am so sorry about this difficult month you are having. Especially with regards to your miscarriage. I cannot imagine how painful that experience must be. Thinking of you...
PS. It may ease your mind to know that I subscribe to you through Google Reader and I still seem to be getting your posts without having to resubscribe to the new URL.

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

Oh, Amber I am so sorry. I just wish what has been a very difficult time for you hadn't been compounded with the loss of the domain name. I love your blog and will certainly update everything. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

Maybe we should all start emailing the company to campaign to get your name back? I'm certainly up for that.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

So sorry you got hijacked! I am definitely updating your url on my google reader now :)

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

Ugh, you need a break. I hope you can get your old domain back!

Madeline Grace said...

I do hope you get your old name back and I'm so sorry for everything that has happened at once <3

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

I deleted your link thinking you were gone. I'm so happy and thankful to add you back!

Amber Potter said...

Thanks everyone! :)




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