Sunday, December 18, 2011

A New Name for the New Year

I've posted about this before on my blog.  But as the time draws closer, I thought a little reminder might be in order.

So, I have reached a I do every time the year inevitably draws to a close.  This of course, is something that I've been debating for some time.  But I feel the time has come now to finally enforce it.

I've decided to change the name of my blog page to  I know, right?  It's been a long time coming.

It makes sense for this change over to my own name, rather than the name of my first book.  After all, I will be writing more books, and I will be chattering about things other than The Lancaster Rule books.  It's also fitting that come next year, the final of the Lancaster trilogy will be released into the world, and so comes the end of the tale.  It simply won't be relevant to hold onto the blog page name.

My decision to change the name has not come lightly.  In fact, I even considered creating a new page in Wordpress.  But then I thought, why should I?  I already have a blog that also serves well enough as a website if any one is interested in learning more about me.  And why should I have more things to manage?  I like keeping things simple.

So, come January 6th, 2012, I will be switching over to the new name.  Don't worry, I'll be sure to inform everyone -- ad nauseam -- well before the change over takes place.  The only tedious part of this change, is that I'll have to update ALL my links to ALL the places I'm linked to.  May the force be with me.

And if I don't get a chance to say if before... Hope everyone has a wonderfully merry Christmas, and I'll see you in the New Year!



Debby said...

Does this mean I have to change my following? Do that go with you.
debby236 at gmail dot com

TK Toppin said...

Hi Debby. I'm not sure, but you may probably need to just click the 'Follow' button again. I'll be sure to email you directly to remind you. Thanks for stopping by!!

January Bain said...

Hi TK, I ordered The Lancaster Rule as an actual book a couple of weeks back and its down for my Christmas reading. May the force be with you on this right change for you. I'm still undecided about January Bain or J.B.Bain for my first Sci-Fi book?! I guess time will tell. All the best of the season to you.

Rita Bay said...

Hey TK, Smart move but change can be a mess (using my G-rated blog language). I'm dumping my webpage and have been looking at combining it with my blog and transfering in the domain name to Wordpress. Good Luck!! Rita Bay

Linda Kage said...

Best time for a little change! Looking forward to seeing your new blogger name!

TK Toppin said...

Thanks everyone...
January: I'm loving the J.B. Bain for SF..sounds pretty cool. I hope you enjoy LR!!!

Rita: I know...(and I'm using my G-rated language), I fear I'll lose some of my meager followers, but, such is the price of progress, right?

Linda: Thanks!!!

Julie Eberhart Painter said...

Wise decision. Your name is your Brand unless you were going to write 100 Lancasters.

Our daughter just went into business for herself. After tossing it around, she decided her domain name had to include both her speciality and her last name.

Julie Eberhart Painter said...

January: If you are always going to write sci-fi, you could abandon uopur initials and call yourelf VeinBain.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Good idea, TK! I love new year for getting organised and trying new ways of doing things.