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Aug 27

Momsense by Any Other Name is Confusing

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Which “Momsense” blog is right for me?

Sometimes when you poke around on the Web you find some pretty interesting stuff. For example, recently I discovered that there are five (count ‘em) five blogs with the word “momsense” in the title, and those are just the ones that come up on the first two pages of a Yahoo search! (Who knows how many additional instances of “momsense” there are on later pages?)

You’ve got everything from a thingee called The Momsense (a medical device for breast feeding mothers) to a magazine called Momsense, to comedian Anita Renfroe’s Internet song sensation William Tell Momsense (featured at the end of this post–a hilarious mustsee!), which was later changed to William Tell Momisms (presumably for the same reasons I’m changing the name of my blog).

And don’t even get me started on the several Amazon books with titles that also capitalize on “momsense”.

In fact, when you search on “momsense” on the Internet you get 10 pages of mindboggling results. Unfortunately, “momsense” is more used on the Web than a lone, tattered tissue in a classroom full of flu-infested preschoolers.

So much for thinking I was uniquely clever when I came up with my blog name last November.

It’s Common Sense to Get Rid of Momsense

Because I don’t want to end up on page 10 of a Web search (or even on page two) and because I pride myself on being painfully distinctive, I’ve decided to change the name of my blog to Nonsense to Mom’s Sense (of Humor), which is way less overexposed and more of what my blog is all about anyway. My URL will remain the same (because who wants to go through the headache of changing all of THAT?), so if you have me bookmarked I’ll still come up when you click on your bookmarked link.

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Which way to Stacy Dymalski’s hilarious blog?

And if you already follow me, you’ll still get emails whenever I submit new posts. I just wanted to give you the heads up so you didn’t think, “Who the heck is this lunatic?” when you saw my blog email notifications in your inbox with a new blog name. Don’t worry, you still get the same quirky sense of humor, still the same irreverent take on parenthood and life, still the same cranky blathering about everything from boneheaded bumper stickers to new names for your cul-de-snatch, just all packaged under a new, more individualistic name.

And by the way, since we’re on the subject, I noticed that when I switched my blog from wordpress.com to wordpress.org earlier in the year, over half my followers did not transfer! (A function of WordPress, not my followers.) I went from about 1,000 followers down to about 340. So my question to you all is this: Did any of you have to re-follow me after I switched to wordpress.org? What I’d really like to ask is, “How many of you were unceremoniously dropped from my follow list when I made the switch?” But that would be kind of silly, since that’s like asking, “How many times did you almost win the lottery?” (Geez, how would I know?)

Anyway, heads up on the name change. Nonsense to Momsense is now called Nonsense to Mom’s Sense (of Humor). Make a mental note and keep reading my humorous ramblings! (It’s good for your soul to giggle at least a few times a week. And it’s my honor to make that happen for you.)

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Stacy Dymalski is a stand-up comic who gave up the glamorous life of coach travel, smokey comedy clubs, and heckling drunks for the glamourous life of raising kids (who happen to be bigger hecklers than the drunks). This blog is her new stage.

For more of Stacy’s comedy check out her hilarious book Confessions of a Band Geek Mom available in paperback and on Kindle on Amazon.com.

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  1. Phillip

    When you switched over; I lost my little “quilt square” avatar. I still have it on “Motley”. Also; you shouldn’t feel too bad about the ‘name thing’. There are 121 copies of me in the U. S. of A. and one in Tennessee (NOT THIS ONE) is a drug fiend who beat the living shit out of his own mother. Some of those nice rednecks put the allegation on the net so that any “womens” would “STAY AWAY FROM THIS DEVIL!”

    YOU gotta have deep pockets and thick skin (even if thick skin wrinkles more than thin skin)!

    Sincerely, Phillip aka eggsuckingpup

    PS NOT eggsuckingdog It was taken. Did you know that you can’t change your name to a number???? Like 666! The Government won’t allow it. However PO Box 666 is always available because NO ONE has the balls to rent it. I think that I will make it mine.

    1. Stacy Dymalski

      Hey Phillip,
      As always your comments are so entertaining! Sorry you lost your little quilted square avatar when I switched over to wordpress.org. But do you still get email notifications when I post a new blog? I’m assuming you do because you’re always one of the first few to comment.

      Bummer about having the same name as a “southern devil” who beat up his mom. That is definitely someone you don’t want the world to confuse you with. I’ve never met you in person, but I have a feeling that you wouldn’t hurt a fly.

  2. Doug

    Well, let’s face it.. all us bloggers have varying egos we gotta feed.. especially those who are also stand-up comics (can you also be funny when you are sitting down, too, or do you only make blog posts while standing?). Best thing maybe is to find a blog PR person to help with getting those meta tags and link-thrus in order. It might cost a couple bucks but it will put you on the search top ten.. and with the right PR person you might get improved readership. But hey.. if I had all the answers I’d certainly not be at this wonderful pinnacle point of achievement in my own career.

    1. Stacy Dymalski

      Yes, Doug, you’re right. If you want to work your way up in the dark arts of SEO then you either have to:

      A) Spend every waking moment researching how to do it, or
      B) Pay someone who spends every waking moment researching how to do it

      I started with choice A, but found that it all changes so quickly because Google figures out what these sharpies out there are doing to get around SEO and then changes the game on everyone. I don’t have the time or energy to keep up. I also don’t have the money to pay someone to do it (choice B), but I may just bite the bullet and invest a few bucks in such an endeavor anyway.

      No matter which direction I turn on this I’m sort of at a dead end. Now who would’ve guessed blogging would mirror my life to THAT extent? ;-)

      1. Doug

        Yeah.. life is simply a matter of priorities. It’s not that I ain’t interested in it anymore it’s more about… the older you get the less important some things in life need to be. Either I pay someone else to do it or I just foget it.

  3. Terri @ The Laughing Mom

    I don’t remember if I had to re-follow. Since the switch, you are not under the group of blogs I Follow and I don’t get notices when you reply to a comment on your blog. I get emails and follow you on Facebook so I know when you publish. Like your name change. I’ve often thought about changing the name of mine because I don’t always write about parenting and there are a few other ones that share my name. However, I’m basically too lazy and am going to keep it.

    1. Stacy Dymalski

      Thanks for the info, Terri. That helps a lot. It sounds like I got dropped from your follow list when I made the switch. Bummer. I know you keep up with me on FB, but it makes me wonder how many other of my old wordpress.com followers got bumped when I made the switch, but now don’t get the emails when I put up a new post.

      Dang, technology can be such a pain in the rear!

      On another note, yeah, it’s an inconvenience to change your blog name. Although it’s not too bad as long as you don’t change your URL. Now that would be a royal pain. I felt I had to do it before too long, as there were people coming to my blog looking for info for the breast feeding device called “The Momsense”. Uh, not here, but thanks for stopping by!

  4. Dee Macaluso

    Who is this and why am I following you?!

    1. Stacy Dymalski

      Uh, Dee, you accidentally wandered into the wrong room again. Bathroom is down the hall and on the right.

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