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Catching Up With Kate is now “Highlights Along the Way”!

Posted on: by Kate


Hi friends!

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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Thank you every single person that read this blog since day one over two years ago and for those that are just joining us today – thanks!  I hope you find something fun!  I truly appreciate the support and the opportunity to say “Hi!’ to you every time you spend some time on our site!

Until Next Time ~ Kate
Comments: 23 Responses
  1. Chauncey Hood says:

    Still here! Good luck! No doubt if there is a dip, it will be Very short term. Keep up the great work!

  2. Carissa says:

    Love the new name! 🙂

  3. Sabrina Paul says:

    The new name makes perfect sense 🙂 your numbers will be fine!

  4. Christina Sagnimeni says:

    This makes me think of “Horton Hears a Who” – We are here! We are here!

    Thought loved the old name, the new name definitely seems more “you.” I can’t wait to read more highlights! 🙂

    • kate says:

      Ha! that is awesome! Thank you Christina!! I know you are busy and all, but I still want to read YOUR blog one of these days! 😉

  5. swell conditions says:

    I like your new name!! Good for you and the best of luck in this new direction!!

  6. Lauren says:

    I love the new name, but I also loved Catching Up with Kate! 🙂

  7. Ashlene says:

    I love you and your blog no matter the name. But I also love the new name! 🙂

  8. Jennifer says:

    I love the new name! That word “highlights” really describes what the blog is about, so good for you for making the change. 🙂

  9. Kristin Yorman says:

    I am still here too. I love your blog posts and am so excited when they come :). I hope the dip is super quick. You are a great blogger and so worth following :). Love to you and the family!

    • kate says:

      ah!! Kristin! It makes me so happy to see that at least some of those clicks coming from Eastern Europe are legit clicks LOL 😉 – Thank you so much for keeping in touch – we miss you but know you are doing great work! xo

  10. Valerie says:

    I have to admit I almost deleted the email because I didn’t recognize who it was from! I actually opened it thinking maybe it was about the Highlights magazine I loved as a kid…ha!

  11. Marie says:

    I’m with you, girl!

  12. Noël E. says:

    Thank you for this post. I really was curious about the name change!

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