Tara Voelker's thoughts. A lot about video games, a little about life
What’s with the new domain name?
When I originally set out to make my own blog, thoughtsfromagirlgamer.com wasn’t my first pick. To be honest, I came about the domain after about 50 attempts to pick one. I realized that throwing “girl” in with “gamer” opened up a lot of new options. And I was a girl and a gamer…. So, I picked thoughtsfromagirlgamer.com.
And it worked. The website was about my thoughts, and really focused on how I felt about it as a gamer, who was also a girl. But, now, I don’t want to say I’ve grown or something… but I want to say that I’m not OMGIMAGIRL. And there are several key topics in which I don’t agree with other girl gamers, and especially some girl game devs…And I have never been one to seek others out in the girl gaming community or anything like that. So I feel like girl was a superfluous word there.
So, with that in mind, when WordPress told me thoughtsfromagamer.com was open, I went for it. Not only because I felt like I didn’t need to include the word girl anymore, but because it just felt right. Thoughtsfromagamer.com was one of the original domains I went for and couldn’t get.
I don’t know. It’s a good change, and I’m glad about it. Anyway, hopefully the new url will get me more traffic. Maybe I should actually write more…