Ch-ch-ch-ange is Hard Even for Me But Necessary

We all feel the need to change things periodically like our hair, our wardrobe or our furniture.  So, in that spirit, you will see some changes coming shortly to the blog site!  I decided it was time to be a growned up author and update things around here.  I got inspired at Austin Book Fest being around all those real authors and started looking at all the fun swag they offer readers.  I also started looking around at their different websites to get ideas.  And ideas they are coming!

First thing first…the blog is NOT going away.  I am just giving it a fresh look.  You will notice two things right away:  the web address has changed and the name has changed.  No worries if you use the old web address cuz it will redirect you here which, by the way, is the same site with a different name!  The new web address is so easy to remember:!  Go ahead.  Try it out…I will wait.  Oh look!  It brought you right back here!  Magic!  This will make you sharing the blog with all your friends and family so easy.  I mean, really it is much easier to remember!!  It is even easier for me to write down and tell my own people about.  You will also notice the blog name changed from the running experiment to The Fat Girl Running.  It is a little sad to get rid of this name, but let’s be honest.  This blog really has not been about a running experiment for a long time.  It really is just an experiment with my life that I share with you.  It is with a tiny bit of sadness that the original name I started with on my journey is changing, but I too must admit it has changed and move on.  So I am trying to keep everything easy to remember and The Fat Girl Running is just easy to remember…plus it is how I am known to everyone.  Sharing just became easier than ever to do with all your peeps so get on it already!

A few more changes will be coming around soonish….the look of the blog site will soon change and one exciting thing I am going to add is a store!  Yes, I am gonna cater to your online shopping needs with all things Fat Girl you could possibly desire.  I am planning some exciting merchandise so be on the lookout!  Of course, signed books will be available!!  Yahoo! No dead bodies to purchase, but maybe if you are good, I will put some Skittles in there.  So see…change isn’t all bad or hard.  I am super excited by this new change and cannot wait to show it all to you.

One more thing I wanted to share with you…I recently had the great opportunity to participate in a two great charity events.  The author I idolize, Colleen Hoover, started a business that donates all the profits to charity called The Bookworm Box  and she is actually opening up a bookstore in Sulpher Springs, TX  where all the books are signed and all the proceeds are donated to charity.  What a fantastic idea!  Colleen is a genius!  She asked for authors to donate signed books and 4 of  my little beauties are currently on their way to Texas to be used in her store or part of her book box service…whichever she decides.  I highly encourage you to check out her website.  The second charity event is an online book auction on Facebook called 4 Paws for Piper to raise money to get a service dog for a special little girl with epilepsy.  You really should check out this auction that will be held in May…so many HUGE authors are offering up signed copies of their books to be bid on and mine are included!  I realize I won’t bring in as much money as Colleen Hoover or Tarryn Fisher, but I am there and you can bid on my books!!  Please go check out this auction…it is for a great cause!

Change is good….hard even for me but good.  And giving is even better.

Oh yeah…I didn’t die today.  I did decide to make some rather BIG changes to the blog site and participate in some charities but I didn’t die.  I am The Fat Girl who got inspired to be all growned up as an author Running.  The experiment continues…