Sunday, October 23, 2011

I'm Not Myself, But Don't Worry

I've made a change, folks. I hope it's for the better, but sometimes my whims don't have the same effect I had planned them to have. What did I do?

I am now going by the name Bailey @OverYonderLit. So that's how it will look from now on whenever I leave a comment on here or on something else, somewhere else, and when I post. Hopefully.This way I will be able to separate my school life, blog life, and work life. It also means I will have four email accounts to keep track of, but I'm trying to figure out a way to make that even easier. It's a WIP.

Anyway, I did this because I was tired of people somehow finding my old blog from EDM310 and leaving comments on it. This blog was getting jealous, so I made a NEW Google and Blogger profile to keep this from happening.

At least, that's the plan. Now whenever people click on my name to stalk me and my blogs, Over Yonder... will be the only one to show up! Haha! Take that phantom stalkers! No more commenting on my projects from last semester or watching YouTube videos of me talking about my teaching pedagogy. Just me and you and whatever is on my mind right here, right now, on this blog. Welcome to the new Over Yonder...

However, this entire process has taken much longer than I thought it would. Why?

Well, it's not easy transferring blog follows to an ENTIRELY NEW Blogger profile. Until today, I had no idea how many blogs I was following. It took me an hour to copy and paste all of the URLs. An hour. You people that I follow should be so honored, because I didn't give up once. Not even when I reached the N's and despaired of ever finishing the process. No. I kept going all the way to the W's. And boy, there are a lot of W's.

Now that that is all done, I've come to announce that I'm not myself anymore, but I'm still me. If that makes sense. So don't worry about me, or the blog, or your blogs, or my comments, or your comments, or my responses to your comments, because it's really just me using a different name. I think.


  1. So Over Yonder is still here. And this is Over Yonder. OK. I was already directionally challenged, but now...! :)

  2. Yes. Don't worry. It's still real life. :) I'm not going anywhere.

  3. Nice to meet you OverYonder, and I Look forward to reading your works!

  4. Yeah, it's scary how many blogs I'm following...

  5. Hello - thanks for all the effort you put in! You won't regret it (I expect :)) I landed on your old blog by mistake before now, so good idea.
    Look forward to hearing more from you
    Laura x

  6. Sure makes one realize how tied down we get to our online stuff. There is no way I could ever move my class blog, I am stuck (although it is nice being stuck with Blogger ;).

    On another note, I am tickled to see you still blogging. Could you have imagined doing this before EDm310?

  7. Mr. Chamberlain, I'm so glad you commented! I don't know if I would have ever got idea to blog without the nudge from EDM310! (And I would hate to have to switch over your blog. I bet your PLN is GINORMOUS.)

    Thanks guys! Hopefully I'll be able to start blogging within regular intervals rather than sporadically like I have been!

  8. I keep debating on creating a more separate entity for Work Alicia and Writer Alicia, but I haven't gotten around to it. Let us know how the change works for you!

  9. Thanks for clueing us in. I have often debated changing the name of my blog, but am too afraid it will cause confusion and I am too new to add more confusion. I appreciate the vast amount of time and effort you put into transfering all of us. I do feel honored.


  10. Thanks for commenting on my blog and for the condolences about my friend Pip. It's still so weird to type her name in this kind of circumstance. You're right that online is a different medium for sharing. People aren't physically in each other's space, but they are in each other's headspace. To me that's a bigger deal.

    About the banner, you can email me at to talk about it. Sometime when things slow down for me (possibly after the weekend) I'll try to get a page up to show off banners I've done as examples. That way you'd have something to look at. Glad you like the look of my blog. Sometime I'll do myself a proper banner, but right now it's just a gif I drew.


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