I am thrilled to share with you today a small-but-awesome announcement about this small-but-awesome blog! I have finally accomplished my long-standing goal of acquiring the perfect (chef’s kiss) domain name for this website, which means that Smarter and Harder is moving to a new (digital) home!
What is this perfect domain name, you ask?
Going forward, this site’s main web address will be: smarterandharder.com. In fact, you’re probably already on it right now! (Check that slick URL up there in your browser!)
Wait. Wasn’t It Already “smarterandharder.com”?
Alas – no, dear Reader. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t notice that it was actually the almost-as-cool-but-not-quite smarterandharderblog.com this entire time.
But if you’ve already been thinking of it as “smarterandharder.com”, all the more reason this is the right move!
We are just chopping the “blog” part off the end of our old domain name. Less is more, remember?
What Does this Mean? Why Are You Doing This to Me?
The good news is that this change won’t be nearly as disruptive to your life as it has been to mine. Smarter and Harder will still be the same old place you know and barely tolerate, just with a new, shorter URL that’s easier to remember and pronounce.
Just think of the many ones and ones of syllables you’ll now save when telling literally everyone you know about your favorite geeky motivational personal growth website, smarterandharder.com!
What Do I Need to Do?
The short answer is – Nothing! All of the heavy lifting is on my end. All your old links will still work, and if you do type the old address into your browser by mistake, we’ll still get you to the right place.
That said, this is a significant set of changes on the back end of things (aka my section of the chore wheel), and there are a few things you can do to help me smooth out the transition, if you are willing:
- Update any bookmark(s) you have to reflect the new address, smarterandharder.com
- Contact me if you spot any issues with pages not loading, links being broken, or anything else going on that looks wonky
- Add my new email, [email protected] to your email address book
- Ask your tattoo artist for some creative cover-up work on the “blog” part of your smarterandharderblog chest tattoo. Or just leave it, still a sweet tattoo.
That’s all for now. As always, thank you for joining me on this weird, incredible blog journey. Here’s to celebrating the little things, like new domain names – and to whatever comes next!