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  1. So you dont't have an email I can reach you at?
    I guess that means, I will just have to say what i have to say through comments, because I can't just let put this issue aside and pretend it doesn't bother me. It's very long, but here goes...

    You are right, in the sense that co-existing together peacefully would be rather nice. But I’m afraid that is not going to work out. You see, it’s not about the fact that you named your blog the same name; I get that it wasn’t intentional and that it was a simple mistake—I know you didn’t mean it and I can live with that. If that was the only case, I could say we could just co-exist together happily, and as you said, no hard feelings.

    HOWEVER. It’s not just about that! It is much more… It’s about establishing yourself out there in the blogosphere, to do your own thing, TO HAVE AN IDENTITY. That is really what blogging is all about, right? Most people come into blogging, not knowing what they want to blog about, just looking for something to do for fun. Soon after browsing many other blogs, they being to discover what they like, dislike, their personal tastes and their own writing/blogging styles. They then establish a blogger identity which they can call their own, usually through their BLOG NAME, URL, USER PROFILE and etc. so that other like-minded bloggers can easily identify them amongst the sea of other sites.

    This is where I come in. I feel like I’ve already established myself, created a “blogger identity” I was really comfortable in that others could identify me by—CHEAP THRILLS, the blog about a the girl who buys dirt-cheap clothes at thrift stores and has a killer playlist (or I’d like to think so anyway!:))Now I know my blog isn’t a well-known powerhouse like fashion toast or childhood flames, but I still feel that you having the same blog name as me pretty much kills the blogger identity I’ve become comfortable with over the course of several months:( I hope you don’t take personal offense with the previous sentence, this is just how I feel, and I know you didn’t mean to ;)

    Personal feelings towards the issue aside, I’d also like to address the issue of our readers.

    I think that as both of our blogs progress, (I’ve noticed mine has been on a steady rise for the past couple of months, and your blog will inevitably gain more readers, because it simply rocks:)) it will become a lot more confusing for browsing readers, especially when they see us comment on each other’s blogs;) It will become even more difficult, if say, someone who has previously linked me wants to link you also and vice versa. Hmm, I wonder what that would look like on their link list? There is also the matter of becoming annoyed when particularly nosy or curious readers will inevitably ask either one of us “who copied who” and what not XD. I for sure, don’t want to deal with that!

    There is one last concern I’d like to address—your blogger identity. I’m a bit intrigued to know why you particularly chose the name cheap thrills…was it just something that appealed to you, or was there a deeper meaning there? I know for me, it had a bit of personal meaning. I named my blog ‘cheap thrills’ after the feeling I felt after my first real thrifting hunt…defiance, rebellion, (I used to be a mall rat, you see) accomplishment and even downright joy when I found the best vintage shoes ever at under 5 bucks. It’s what sparked me to blog—the cheap thrill of thrifting. Anyways, I’m wondering if you might change your whole blog identity someday down the road. It’s not uncommon for bloggers to constantly reinvent themselves (hope fully not as much as Madonna though!)before they find one they feel super comfortable with. If you think you might, maybe changing it earlier wouldn’t hurt?

    Well, this is my perspective. And this is everything I’ve considered, thought about, and pretty much have to say about this situation. I hope you really read through it and understand issues I’m concerned with…try to put yourself in my shoes, as I’ve tried to visualize myself in your situation (not a picnic either!)

    And now, as a closing remark, I am requesting—no longer suggesting, but REQUESTING—that you change your blog name. It is very important to me personally, as well as I feel it would resolve a lot of future issues that we might have.

    Thanks for listening (well, reading) to this super long response. It means a lot :D