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Uh, No. Don’t Think So…

Looking through the stats … what’s that URL there? It’s a long one, but it leads you to a blogger blog named “blah,blah,blog” and his May 20, 5:25 pm post says “Someone stole my site name.” Uh, no. I didn’t steal your site name. You can check with my friends that were there when I named the site way back in May, 2000 – this isn’t exactly a new site. Registered the URL on September 5, 2000. Rob has a few posts in June, 2000 and no archives until October, 2000. Seems I didn’t steal your name, Rob. But thanks for checking.

I should note that, ironically, Robyn first found my site because she thought of the name too and wanted to see if it was available last summer! It wasn’t, I was here, we met … and the blog world was never quite the same! Mwuhahaha!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

17 replies on “Uh, No. Don’t Think So…”

hey, at least it’s not say, a porn search engine that “stole” his name… grrrr

watch, from you linking him, he’s probably tripled his readership today, and he’s wondering why (i’m saying this before i go over there for a look myself)

I thought about registering your url, as I was considering starting a blog (It was still available then). I proscrastinated (for a couple of years) and you got there before I finally got around to it. It fits you better than it would have fit me, anyway.

I also considered using and (among others). I think that I made a better choice.

This could make an interesting post: “What urls (or blog names) did you consider before settling on the one you have?”

I considered (an old nickname) for all of about two minutes, but then realised that it was quite likely I’d be infringing copyright on the Magic Roundabout name. 🙂

he probably just recently thought of it… and i’m sure he thinks it’s such an original idea, that it must have been “stolen” by dear Christine. i’m still waiting to see if he comes over here (via his referral log)…

hmmmm…. unintended consequences.

My blog is a very small family blog and most of the posters are kids, my neices and nephews. I really do not want any traffic to it.

I didn’t check when your blog started, and didn’t really mean “stole”, I should have said “someone else thought of the same name even before me!”

Please no one else link to this blog… thanks! I will check this place out though… i like your blog.

Rob, I understand. I would have written to you directly if there was an e-mail address on your site – but since there isn’t (and there aren’t comments) I decided a post here was about my only option. A few days before I realized I could decipher your e-mail from your URL that is…

The Private/Public only effects whether or not you’re listed on the Blogger sidebar as a recently updated blog. I found your site from all the hits I was getting from it – probably your family & friends following the link. The only way to prevent someone from following the referrer link back is to password protect your directory if your host allows it.

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