Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes… (+Giveaway)

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy…”

Ah. I have no idea what that means anyway. When I think of changes, I don’t think of beautiful, lyrical poetry. I think of David Bowie, strutting around on a stage, stuttering out “Ch-ch-ch-changes…” Blame my homeschool upbringing.

So, you may have noticed that we’ve moved sites! It’s a little nerve-wracking, because I got soooo comfortable with my wordpress site. Too comfortable. It was time for a change of pace. Plus, it was getting way too annoying to direct people to www.rachelcoker.WORDPRESS.com. I needed my own “dot.com”.

Which brings us here! Today. To the launch of my new website.

We’ve made a lot of changes. Most of the archives are gone. Sorry, but I couldn’t move two and a half years of blogging to a whole new site! So we’re starting fresh here. If you want to go back and read my former witty posts, you are welcome to check out the archives here. But hopefully this site will be full of funnies very shortly.

In fact, to celebrate the new site, I’m hosting a giveaway! That’s right! One winner will be mailed two autographed copies of my books, “Interrupted” and “Chasing Jupiter”! To enter, all you have to do is answer this question, “Do you like change, or hate it?”

For extra entries, you can:

  • Share my Facebook post about the giveaway
  • Tweet about the giveaway (be sure to link the blog and tag @RachelCoker3 so I can see it!)
  • Pin one of the book covers above and mention the giveaway in your description!

Each person can enter up to four times! Let the competition begin, and let’s celebrate the new blog!

(Giveaway open to U.S. citizens only; ends Saturday, May 4th at 10 PM EST)

-Rachel

52 thoughts on “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes… (+Giveaway)

  1. Naturally, I really hate change. If I could just live nice and comfortably (and that never changed) then I think I’d be happy. But, that’s the thing. I THINK I’d be happy, but I probably wouldn’t be. We all need change in our lives, because we humans get bored pretty easily ;)

    By the way, love the new website Rachel!

  2. I usually like change, but I didn’t always like it. As a military brat, I move a lot, and that used to make me bitter. Now I’ve adjusted to it so much that I want to continue traveling and moving from place to place in my own adult life! One move in particular that was really hard for me stretched me and helped me become a much more mature and flexible person, to the point where I sometimes deal with difficult situations better than adults do.

  3. Yay! This is exciting! I really love this website (it’s so elegant and professional) but I really loved your old site too. I’ll definitely be reading your old posts and your new ones! Great giveaway too! =)

  4. It depends on what kind of mood I’m in. Change is good for some people,but then again I like having a different hair color every once in a while. I guess if you want to change then do it,and if you don’t want to change then don’t do it. It’s your life.

  5. I like change. Only if it’s a good change. Not change like, an extra lesson of math a day. But change seems to always be good. :D

  6. The academic answer to whether or not I like change is bland but simultaneously spicy with truth: yes and no. Of course, change can be positive or negative depending on the direction of the change as well as the timeliness of the change.

    In general, however, I am of the opinion that change is positive. Beautiful, even. Didn’t God change the formless void into a new world full of His glory? Isn’t the New Covenant to which we are bound by grace more beautiful than the Old Covenant which condemned us under the law?

    Yes, yes. Change. It’s a beautiful thing.

  7. I’ve never really liked or disliked changes. When I was younger we moved 60 times before I was 18! Then after I married and Army guy-well, you get the picture. Moves were always out of my control and so were the changes.

  8. Uhm, that should say after I married “an” Army guy, not and Army!
    I also tweeted and shared on Facebook.
    Thanks for the chance to win your book. It looks interesting.
    If I win, I be glad to review it on my blog!
    Win I switched from blog-spot to WordPress I titled my blog for the day ch-ch-ch-changes and it was because of the David Bowie song!

  9. I’m not a huge fan of change. Most of the time it’s sad, and I like to laugh a lot, and be happy, so change makes me sad. Which doesn’t make me happy :) But sometimes change is happy. And then I like it.

    Sorry, that didn’t really answer the question, but there you go!! :)

  10. I used to hate change, like, really hate change. I used to be the little girl who would cry because her parents moved the furniture in the house around. I am not kidding.
    Thankfully, I’ve done this thing called ‘growing up’, and now I’m the one suggesting changes rather than protesting them! :)

  11. I love change. It can be frustrating, but it’s fun to see your life turn upside down and sort out the mess. Plus, without change we wouldn’t exactly have books. :)

  12. I’m not usually a fan of change. I tend to get nice and comfy with where I am, and I don’t usually like having that all “messed up.” However, I *am* the type of person to make the best of things, so once I get over fussing about the change for a little while, I set right to work getting used to it ;)

  13. Hmmmm… it really depends. I mostly hate change. Sometimes it is nice, though. :)
    Thanks for having a giveaway!

  14. I haven’t really thought of change before… My family has lived in our house for over 30 years. I am 15, and suddenly the idea of us moving is…well, a reality I am not ready to face. I certainly like change, but am kinda scared of it sometimes… ;D
    Anyway-I like the new blog. Although, I loved your old one sooo much! :D

  15. How I feel about change would have to depend on what kind of change it is. Like change from winter to summer is great change! And, for example, moving can be exciting but also sad. So…I guess it just depends!

  16. Depends on the change. For instance I like this new blog. And I like writing my new book. But I didn’t much like moving three years ago {I like out house now though} I loved Chasing Jupiter! Great book!

  17. Change can be terrifying. But it’s what makes us grow. Sometimes the most painful things in life are the ones that are the best for us.

  18. Change can be both frightening and intriguing. Changes like moving to a new house or town would be frightening–but the change of moving to a new website I would call exciting. It depends, I guess.

  19. Changes are only good sometimes……. people should express who they really are and not what other people want them to be! but i don’t like change :( i am used to my friends being with me in our group but next year my two friends Skylar and Marissa are moving to the blue ridge! and i only have one in dozier which is kyra…… i dont really want new friends i liked the old ones i have but i hope everything goes well :( ;)

    • I messed up there^^^
      But I love change, because no matter what change always works itself out. Every time. You always end up saying “I’m glad that happened.” Even if it hurt or was hard when it first happened. —In the wise words of Dr. Suess: “If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”

  20. Ah… to bad I don’t have Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest…anyways… it really depends on what the change is. Hope that makes sense… love this new site by the way!:)
    Hope I win:)

  21. Ooh, “rachelcoker.com” sounds so professional! ;)

    When it boils down to it, I really don’t like change. Why? It’s scary. But I suppose if you feel like you have hit rock bottom, any change would be a relief. Though, if we are talking of small changes (i.e. painting a room, moving furniture, etc.), then it doesn’t bother me too much. ;)

    • Haha, because I noticed another Emily commented on here, I’ll start posting comments with the name EmilyC, okay? It’s starting to get confusing… ;)

  22. I usually dislike change. Like, when my parents decided that we should move from the semi back pew of the church, to the very front row – now, haha, we still sometimes sit in the back, but now that I’m used to the front row I don’t want to move… I like things to be consistant. *Grins*

    Sometimes though, changes are good. :) Like some of the ones that happen when growing up…

  23. I’m a writer so change is a very big part of everything I do. The whole story revolves around change. Sometimes it’s not only the characters who continue to change, it’s me. So, I guess I embrace change; the good with the bad.

  24. It depends on the kind of change. While I’m in the transition period I’m usually very unsure about it; but I’m almost always glad for the change afterwords.

    Your new background is beautiful!

    ~Emily

  25. I like change. I mean, it’s hard to get used to, but I’ve found that it really enriches my life and opens me to so many more new possibilities.

  26. It depends! I like change when it brings something exciting and fun. Other times, it’s more disappointing. Change can be hard to get used to, but once I do, it’s not so bad anymore. :)

  27. Change. I like good changes. Changes that I approve ahead of time and pleasant surprises. However, I usually abhor change. I abhor people wanting to change my furniture around. I abhor people wanting to set my clock to the correct time (hey, I’m odd. It has to be on the wrong time). I abhor most changes. Change is evil to me and I usually don’t want to accept it. I’m trying to learn to, though.

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