Why have another username for blogging? There are many reasons.

I won’t elaborate however, since we are all imaginative people!

Mine is simple.

I’ve been blogging on several sites for 3 years, and I also have a domain name under the name, Glimmeringstar.

Why did I want to blog under another name, Chiunicorn?

That’s the real question. At the time, I was going through changes. I ‘blog’ my way through changes and didn’t want to be identified with the ‘witchy psychic’ me until I had worked through them.

Now that I’ve worked through all of that.

I’m ready to publish!

My new blog name is Glimmeringstar. Old name, old domain for a completely new person!

If you were to check out the domain or google Glimmeringstar then, you’ll find I was quite the character!

Now I’ve found true enlightenment and I have a need to pass it on.

I know, that’s what all of us enlightened ones have to say.


I am passing on the truth.


From Glimmeringstar, to Chiunicorn, back to Glimmeringstar.

Here’s hoping I am intelligent enough to make the change!

Another topic, for a later date is spell check. Ever wonder why spell check can’t spell blog, blogging, bloggers, or username? Ha!

Look for me in a couple of weeks or sooner. I will return when I’ve finished converting , er, oops, adding a new domain name.

Busy weeks ahead for all.

For now,

lil ‘ole me,


So strange to be locked into only one name.

This is a conversation on HOW to unlock that name within WordPress.

I’m going to give it a try!

This will be the 1st blog.


Now to work on number 2!

Hello guys, i wanted to change the username of my blog. I suddenly dont feel like displaying my username on my blog URL and displaying my username anywhere. I read about the steps below here, but will that change my username for sure? I do not have 2 blogs. i have only one blog and one username. If i go thru these steps, will it change my username even in the blog URL ?!?! as usernames are used in wordpress in blog URL too, i mean if my current username if ‘Q’, and blog is www.Q.wordpress.com , and if by followinf these steps i change my username to ‘Z’, will my blog become www.Z.wordpress.com? Coz tzt is wat i want? My name to change in both username and blog too. This is what i read and should i go thru thse steps??? will tat help? :-
(1.) In your second blog go to => Dashboard => Options => Privacy and temporarily make the blog private. Check the spot for __

I would like my blog to be visible only to users I choose

and click “update options” to save the change.

(2.) Log out of wordpress.com

(3.) Sign up for wordpress.com using a different email address, and using a new username. Choose a new username that is not the same as any of your blog names. Do not create a blog, just a username.

(4.) After you finish responding to all the confirmation emails and whatnot, log out of wordpress.com

(5.) Now log in as your original username and go to your private blog’s => Dashboard => Users.

(6.) Add your newly created user as an Administrator.

Set the Role of checked users to: Administrator. Type the e-mail address of your newly created user WordPress.com user to add them to your blog.

(7.) Next log out and then log in to your private blog as your new user.

(8.) Go to => Dashboard => Users and delete your original username from the blog.

Remove checked users.

(9.) Go to => Dashboard => Options => Privacy and make the blog public again.

__ I would like my blog to appear in search engines like Google and Sphere, and in public listings around WordPress.com.
__ I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors

  1. cornell Member July 27th, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    These are exactly the instructions you will need to follow.

    Just be aware that you can’t use the same email address when you sign up with a different username.

    You could start a second blog using your original login though. You can then define that as your primary blog. For example, my main site here is cornell.wordpress.com but I also run theminiblog.wordpress.com with the same login information. Both are completely separate and you can only see links through to each as I have given that information in the blogs.

    Any more questions please come back and ask!