Well, rather impulsively, I decided to synchronize everything with a URL change. And then over the next three days, I saw my web traffic plummet.
I never claimed to be a genius! Even though my social media accounts are all the same (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest), I think I underestimated the followers I'd gained through Blogger, Disqus, Wordpress, and Bloglovin'. So I reactivated this particular (old) url to let you guys know...
Please Follow Us at www.ThriftyGypsyTravels.blogspot.com!!!
All my posts (past, present, and future) are there. And I promise that I will not be making URL changes again in the future -- unless it's to claim my own independent URL, in which case I'll be famous and rich enough by then to hire a professional to set up an automatic redirecting. ;)
Thanks for your understanding!