I have some really exciting news – or I suppose it is exciting to me, I hope you will think so too. So I changed the name of this little blog I have called ‘work’ for the last two years. Catching Up With Kate is now Highlights Along the Way. When people ask what I do they often don’t get it when I say “I blog”. A lot of people blog, it’s a creative outlet or a way to keep in touch with family, but calling it ‘work’ didn’t make sense to most. Believe it or not, blogging is business for many people and that is what it has been for me since San Diego Deals and Steals (which is still in production, just on a lesser scale) and from the beginning of Catching Up With Kate. And long story short, two years in I feel like we have just grown up a bit, and out of the cute name we started with.
So why “Highlights Along the Way”? Well I blog a little bit about a lot of things; basically the highlights. I blog mostly about family friendly stuff – entertainment, travel, mom hacks, etc. I write from time to time about watching our kids grow into big people, so memories along the way. We haven’t traveled nearly as much as we would have liked since our kids were littler. Now that our kids are bigger and we are a homeschooling family we have the option to travel more and showcase family travel. I also love to share guest blog posts with everything from recipes to adoption stories, so it isn’t just about catching up with me. It’s weird that I never really wanted to blog about personal things anyway and I always felt that name sounded a bit too personal. Perhaps I am just being nit picky, but I think this represents more of what we do and something that will hopefully grow as our family grows. In any event, I love the name Highlights Along The Way and that is what we are going with!
This may seem like a silly announcement, but I just felt it needed an explanation. I hope it didn’t confuse anyone when they may have clicked over. We are trying to make the move as seamless as possible for our current readers.
I have a tiny worry though and I sure hope you can help me out. When you change a blog name it kinda confuses Google. About one third to one half of the traffic to Catching Up With Kate was coming because of google searches, so my traffic is expected to dip. “NOOOOOOO!” I cry. It may not seem like much to anyone who is not a blogger, but traffic is currency for us. Because this is honestly and truly my job, traffic really isn’t about ego but truly effects what kind of job opportunities come my way (as far as the few sponsored posts I share each month). We have no doubt that Google will catch back up, but the last two days I have been biting my nails. My hope is that you will help me through the transition just by visiting our site – that’s it! Just visit and let me know you are here! Leave a comment or question. Seriously you guys that are still reading this post – know that comments that are NOT simply a bonus entry to a giveaway mean the world to bloggers, it lets us know that you are there and that you liked/didn’t like something. Follow us on social media, share something you think was kinda cool with a friend, and if you really want to make my day – sign up for our our email list. All of these help me so much, are super easy to do, and it helps our site continue to grow.
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