Imagine the great mood that Bossy was in
When her husband, the process, he did begin
Of removing the Typepad from her URL
Certain names come to mind, like the Devil and Hell.
Let Bossy back up: first she needed a plan
So she emailed her best friend, the Pioneer Woman
And Ree told her just how she could change that address
In a way filled with grace, and with hope, and less stress.
It involved calling the place that hosts her domain
But Bossy has a problem that she must explain,
Yes, she has a psychosis and it’s rather full-blown
You see — our dear friend Bossy is afraid of the Phone.
So Bossy did what any fine woman would do
She asked her husband, “Will you call them? Or no sex for you!”
So Bossy’s husband moved out and he filed for divorce
Just kidding — Bossy’s husband made that phone call of course.
And then the Domain place put him on hold.
And on hold and on hold and on hold hold hold hold.
In her native Pig Latin, Bossy has this to say:
Whatever you do, don’t use I-ow-er-pay Eb-way.
And then o’er at TypePad more crap was required
Bossy’s husband was on hold until the milk had expired
In the end Typepad said, “We’ve done all we can do,
the rest of the name change is now up to you.”
And here’s what this means, dear
readers reader, dear friends friend
A little effort you must make, a little time you must spend
It requires some typing – and no letters can be missing
But once this is done, your ass Bossy will be kissing.
Go up to that place where her URL sits:
And select the whole name and delete the whole bit
Then take some deep breaths and try to stay calm:
And then type in its place: www.iambossy.com
When this is in place you must then hit “return”
And the name without TypePad will appear, you’ll soon learn:
And be careful your computer doesn’t add extra bits:
Because the URL will be wrong and reduce Bossy to fits.
And once you have Bossy’s shiny new URL
Why not let it relax in your Bookmark Hotel?
You can save it like this:
Or you can save it like so:
Just as long as you save it – it means more than you know.
sandyg saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 10:02 am
Done. And bookmarked.
Congratulations on your triumphant achievement, Bossy!
Miss Britt saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 10:04 am
Wow, way better than a “hey, i’m moving post” that I usually do.
Jonathon Morgan saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 10:24 am
Well done. You must be some kind of uber genius. Stuff like this makes my brain explode.
Gliding through motherhood saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 10:52 am
This lurker has added the new url to her bloglines 😉
Jayne saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 11:02 am
LOL! Great post!
Changing your link on my blogroll now. Congrats on the new home.
Mary Alice saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 11:04 am
Bossy’s husband sounds like a keeper, Staying on hold can be such a sleeper,
That’s all I’ve got since I am no poet,
Even though I am a totally Bossy strumpet.
Don’t like my rhyming? Go hump it.
Heather saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 11:18 am
These always comes a time when Typepad must leave the nest… sniff sniff…
If you are on Firefox, you can also right click on the IAMBOSSY bookmark and select properties. And then change the URL to read https://iambossy.com. It may work for other browsers as well, but This fox only uses Firfox…
stupidmommy saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 11:25 am
I feel like this is the end of an era. You’ve moved on, you’ve moved up. Just don’t forget all the little people who helped you along the way….
Audubon Ron saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 12:04 pm
Since I’m a Luddite, is it at all possible to do the old thingie? Like, when is the drop dead date of not reaching you at all if I continue to use the old Typepad thingie. Hey, if this is going to affect our relationship, I’ll have to give this some thought. Why you making me do these things? I have to consider, this might even mess up my Blog Fav in the morning Feng Shui. Oh, I don’t know about this Georgia…
Audubon Ron saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 12:10 pm
Hey, I just did it. It worked. Cool.
jenB saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 12:24 pm
Can I subscribe? I read too many blogs to use bookmarks baby. Having your own domain is sexy sexy sexy. RAWR!
flutter saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 12:36 pm
praise jebus for google reader, is all I am sayin’
Ava Von Snarky saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 12:36 pm
I followed the directions and checked my work. You are changed on my blog roll and my favorites.
I am bossy compliant. 🙂
Suzie saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 12:50 pm
Found you! Congrats!
Howard saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 12:59 pm
I only need one piece of info: the new feed address. 🙂 I’m all smart and crap that way.
Nilsa S. saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 1:00 pm
One day, when I have motivation like Bossy and will power like Bossy’s husband, I will make the same change. Only, I guess I will have to take a name like http://www.ilovebossy.com or http://www.iobsessaboutbossy.com or http://www.bossygotarestrainingorder.com.
Howard saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 1:01 pm
All done! Told you I was fast, which I was I can’t get a date.
Biddy saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 1:52 pm
not only are you bookmarked, i updated you in my google reader…
I told you i would stalk you anywhere 😉
Mrs. Chicky saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 2:18 pm
Fer chrissake, Bossy is afraid of the phone too? It’s like we’re soul sisters.
Heather Outside Boston saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 2:26 pm
Changed, and bookmarked — couldn’t miss my daily dose of Bossy. (I’ll celebrate your genius (our genius?) with a glass of scotch when I get home.)
Nancy saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 2:29 pm
You lost me at typepad, is that cuz I use blogger?
Anyway … your in my google reader and on my page blogroll, so get as fancy schmancy as you want, I can still find ya =)
phenom saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 2:36 pm
That’s pretty effing impressive.
The poem was good, too. hehe
Miguelina saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 2:57 pm
You weren’t kidding – you ARE Bossy!
(You’re on my google reader so I’m all set, right?)
Lawyer Mama saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 3:00 pm
Congratulations! Fear of the removal of .blogspot is the only reason I haven’t made the switch. I’m scared. Hold me.
Teryn saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 3:01 pm
madmad saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 3:02 pm
Sooooo saved! And also re-blogrolled. This much I can do. From my plain ol’ Blogger, no less… (I guess it’s easier for us little people…)
The Domestic Goddess saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 3:17 pm
I managed to book mark it, but for some reason whenever I try to subscribe (resubscribe) to the RSS feed, it goes back to the EVIL iambossy URL. Halp!
soNOTcool saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 3:18 pm
Hey, whatever you say. You’re the BOSSy.
Manic Mommy saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 3:21 pm
Bossy: Good. All set in feeds and on Blogroll. Hold the onions.
Nilsa: “bossygotarestrainingorder.com” – heh!
qt saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 3:35 pm
Done and done!
JenM saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 4:03 pm
You did it!!!!!!! Good job! (uh, any chance you have any tips/tutorial for how you did this? I have had a domain name purchased but sitting and gathering dust due to my extreme techno-idiocy).
Melissa in NZ saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 4:04 pm
Dear Bossy, In case you only talk in rhyme/
I’m here to say you caught me in time/
I managed to type those pesky wee letters/
And now your blog is changed for the better/
I saved you to ‘favourites’ and fixed the blogroll too/
I thought, what the heck, it’s the least I could do/
Cos Bossy’s our favourite laugh of the Day/
I can’t speak Pig Latin but I’ll try anyway:
E-WAY OVE-LAY OSSY-BAY!!
Sassy saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 4:09 pm
Done. And congrats, that’s the first web poem that hasn’t sent me into a sprawling vomit-fest.
Noelle saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 4:16 pm
I should have totally hired you to make my new website announcement. Congrats on getting it done! I’m now about to go hit the magic orange button on Firefox, and add you to my reader!
Brando saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 4:22 pm
You should be writing the State of the Union.
Blogroll is updated with the new, totally independent Bossy URL!
Nap Warden saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 4:24 pm
Clever!!! You are way ahead of me!
mp saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 4:28 pm
Good deal! That was simple!
seattle mamacita saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 4:57 pm
you’re moving on up to the deluxe apartment in the skkkkyyyy! and i’ve bookmarked ya thataway
Lori saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 5:01 pm
updated my blogroll and google reader!
Les~ saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 6:04 pm
Ask and ye shall receive! It’s done! Yaay Bossy’s new blog addy!
Mr Farty saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 6:27 pm
Um. I changed over last week. What’s all the fuss about?
*hides behind sofa*
Mrs. G. saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 6:39 pm
Correctly linked at my new blog, Durfwad Manor. Thanks Bossy!
ali saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 7:06 pm
will try to remember to leave out the extra bits…
superblondgirl saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 7:13 pm
So, you were Dr. Seuss in a past life, right? That was an awesome post, and I am re-Google-Reader-ing you now.
nutmeg saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 8:12 pm
I don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. Lucky you’re cute!
Meegan saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 9:02 pm
It worked! Congratulations.
How long did it take you to compose that poem, Bossy? Very impressive!
Diesel saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 9:25 pm
You realize that now that you’ve explained it so simply, all of the dumb people are going to follow you over to your new site? You missed a perfect opportunity to weed out some dim bulbs. To mix a metaphor.
mimi saysSeptember 6, 2007 at 9:57 pm
You are a very patient people. Well done!
my minivan is faster than yours saysSeptember 7, 2007 at 1:25 am
Just found out recently that some very close friends of mine here in AZ are very close friends with Ree over yonder in OK. And you people all wonder why I have “It’s a Small World” downloaded on my iPod. PLEASE!
karen saysSeptember 7, 2007 at 1:42 am
hi fellow bossy girl!
Jenny in MN saysSeptember 7, 2007 at 7:15 am
Ah, the dreaded phone calls… totally been there and understand the fear associated with such calls. As usual, enjoyed your writing for today’s post! And I changed the bookmark…only took one try!
christina saysSeptember 7, 2007 at 7:58 am
You make me want to have a limerick-off with you, only because I’m competitive, not because I’m any good with limericks.
Off to change my links list…
erin saysSeptember 7, 2007 at 10:05 am
Threatening to withhold sex works every time;)
motherofbun saysSeptember 7, 2007 at 3:06 pm
Ohhh. Thanks for lettin us know. Cause I’ve gotten kind of cranky without mah Bossy fix. SO I needed to know that link so I can keep feeding the addiction.
Average Jane saysSeptember 8, 2007 at 11:19 am
Thank goodness your feed still works with no adjustments. All of those instructions made me a little dizzy.
mcewen saysSeptember 8, 2007 at 5:35 pm
OOoo me likey step by step instructions! Can I come and bip you on the head if it doesn’t work?
OMSH saysSeptember 9, 2007 at 12:40 am
burnin’ the feed baby, burnin’ the feed.
REE told you how to do that?
She’s a smart cookie, that one. 🙂
orangeblossoms saysSeptember 9, 2007 at 2:15 am
changing my blog link to you as we speak!
tiffany saysSeptember 10, 2007 at 11:08 pm
bossy has been saved into the bookmarks.
i can follow directions well.
Elizabeth saysSeptember 11, 2007 at 8:51 am
Bossy is blogrolled good and proper. Was it good for you?
What Ava von Snarky said, I would totally put a badge on my site that reads “Bossy compliant” with a checkmark and everything.