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A life & style blog written by Bash Harry, a 21 year old perfectionist with little to say but much to do. Let's talk beauty, fashion and intersectional feminism.

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Bash Begins Again


Hey, I'm Bash. Let's start over.

I’m seventeen, slightly manic and a little neurotic but in a cute way. Formerly good at lots of things, unsure of many things. I have a tendency to work hard on things that will fail. There are just a lot of things.

For over a year now, I have been blogging on Bash Says Hey. Though I only began producing acceptable work in January. Ever since then, I had been contemplating several things. Should get my own domain? Change to WordPress? Update my theme? An endless list of what to do but never did until now.

So welcome to Hey Bash!





It was a decision I mused over for some time. It is easy for some people. Pay with their cards, and have their domain ready and set in two hours. Some people don't even bother with domains. That .blogspot or .wordpress in their blog addresses didn't bother them.

Yet, it bothered me.

I groaned every time I saw the URL, when I heard the soft scoffs of adults when I mention my website. As if it was a hobby that a child created because she was bored. While that was true, I hated being that child.

The implications of buying a domain stuck with me. Everything would become official. I could call myself a blogger without cringing. I could direct someone to my website without that sound emitting from their throats. I could have something to call my own. Purchasing a domain meant that blogging was a real thing. Not just hobby I created because I was bored.

That terrified me. Having my own domain name meant permanence. An unspoken promise to continue blogging for as long as the domain remained. Though I consider myself a committed person, loyal to a fault, that's insane in the membrane. Like I said, I tend to work hard on things that will fail. An accepted cycle in life. Does this mean blogging would become one of these things?

Wondering and pondering over this question didn't stop me though. It didn't stop me from purchasing a domain, or taking days to configure everything, or write this post. I would rather try and fail, and repeat the cycle than to have never tried.





Hey Bash is a little different but mostly the same.

Some things are different. The name has changed, with a new responsive design and with more content produced I'm proud of. Some things remain the same. Still on Blogger where most posts still live, and my face is still human enough to show online. Also, Hey and Bash is still in the title.

I cannot lie and claim I did it all by myself. Google helped. Hours spent scrolling through forums, figuring out what was wrong and what could be right. My cousin, Izuana guided me through everything. She is an amazing tech blogger who explained the computer details that I have long forgotten. Thank you so much!

Updating domains was harder than planned. I did not execute it as smoothly as I should have. Thank goodness to Batman, everything sorted itself out. Now, I may take that hot cup of tea I’ve been waiting a month to drink.

Yes, Ramadhan is over! It's Eid Al-Fitr now! A month of dressing up pretty, visiting family & friends, and gorging ourselves with mounds of food. Long days hopping from house-to-house is how I’m spending the next week. 

If you’d like to see how I celebrate Eid, you can follow me on Instagram. I will have some Eid posts coming up soon on Hey Bash, so follow me on bloglovin’ to catch up!

I hope this transition to Hey Bash is as exciting for you as it is for me! Probably not, but hey! Happy Eid Al-Fitr! 

So what do you think of Hey Bash?

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  1. Congrats for your new domain!

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  2. Your blog is stunning! I totally agree about the .blogspot thing, and once I've started college and properly planned out the future of my blog I think I'll take the plunge too, and change everything about my current style.

    Also, you're so pretty! And it's good that you enjoyed Ramadan - have fun with Eid!

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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  3. I see exactly what you mean about the .blogspot thing. I want to get myself a domain but I really do not want to buy one without knowing that I'll continue. I'm absolutely awful with posting at uni and with me starting my masters, It'll be even worse! Good luck with the new domain - I'm sure your blog won't fail (it's pretty darn good if you ask me!)

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  4. Eid Mubarak to you!
    And congrats on the new domain as well. :)

    I remember when I bought my own domain for my personal blog. It was all for a trend that my blogger friends bought their own so I had too also. :D

    (◕‿◕✿) EmoteraGoddess.com

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  5. Good luck for the new start, wish you the best!

    http://www.notesofglam95.blogspot.it/

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    1. Welcome back, Bash! So nice to see your happy face! ;) Congrats, dear! Such a professional way to run your (blog) make up business now! Happy for you, Bash!!

      xoxo Ira
      JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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  6. I have been contemplating on the same things! When I have saved enough, I plan to purchase and maintain my domain as well as get a layout revamp. But for now I think I'll focus on content first until the funds say hi. :)

    www.annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

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  7. Yayy so happy to hear, and your new layout looks amazing! I definitely know what you mean about buying a domain, it's also a lot easier to type haha. I've been thinking about the same, but I've only been blogging on my current url for a few months, and it seems like such a commitment. I also don't have the financial luxury at the moment :/

    Have fun celebrating Eid! (:

    Angelina Is

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  8. It's my first time here and boy am I glad you're talking about this. Glad you took the plunge and got your own domain and seem very happy with it. I did buy mine but I worry about losing the content from blogspot. How does that work out since I don't have a tech cousin ? How did you transition? Did you lose anything? Huge congrats by the way. I'm thinking of self hosting. Wordpress too. All so confusing. Happy Eid, have a ton of fun.

    Join: Fabulous Giveaway For My 1year Blog Anniversary
    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love the redesign so much! It's very important to love your domain and design as much as the content ^_- x

    ratherstrangeblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. congrats on the domain! your blog is very lovely!!


    http://www.trendyvee.com/one-tunic-two-different-outfits/

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  11. So well, hey Bash! :) You are so gorgeous, really!

    I hope you are having a really wonderful weekend
    xxx
    Bianca

    http://baltisoul.com

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  12. congrats on the domain!!

    http://skylish.co.uk

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  13. congrats on your own domain :) Glad you are happy with it :D

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  14. Well welcome to your own domain - the .wordpress/blogspot bothered me as well ! Love your photos <3

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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  15. Congratulations on your domain. You look beautiful. Happy Eid.

    Sharon
    http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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  16. Yay!!! Congrats on your own domain, girl!!! I always had the .com but I do understand how you must have felt. Oh, and the new layout is amazing! You've made two major steps in the blogging world and that's something you should be really proud and happy about :)
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb,com

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  17. I think a custom domain is totally worth it!! I like your blog name- its really unique and memorable :)

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  18. Absolutely in love with this. You've inspired me to do the same. Enough Eid Bash, I hope you have the most wonderful month - you deserve it. Love you, you wondrous human being!x

    willowtea.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Beautiful web design- having your own domain is such a help in the blogging world x

    aforvogue

    New Post

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  20. selamat hari raya
    you are my first brunei blogger friend :D

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  21. Congratulations! :)

    I'm still thinking about it.. but considering my work and other obligations.. I don't think I will have the time to set-up my own domain, configure everything and Google everything to get everything right.

    Good for you for having done the hard work! :)

    YouTube | Blog: Geekette in High Heels | Instagram

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  22. Congratulations with your domain. It's great having a place on the internet to call your own! X
    www.lemontierres.com

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  23. love the redsign :) seriously great work bash :) always love to stop by :) <3

    http://lovelyattitude.com

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  24. Congrats on making the switch! I have been debating it myself for some time as well because I feel like it is somewhat unprofessional, especially since I am trying to grow my blog into something I am proud of. So I totally get where you're coming from. But its such a hassle that for now I think Im just going to wait on it and see what becomes of this hobby of mine! I love your blog though and congrats on a fresh start!

    Jenan
    http://lavieenmauve-jj.blogspot.ca/

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  25. Hello! So happy on you and congratulations! <3
    I'm also trying to improve my blog day by day and I hope it will lead me to something better.
    Hope you success and have a nice day! :)
    Mind to follow each other via instagram?
    ig: @marissagunawan

    new post on WHITE JOURNAL
    WHITE JOURNAL by Marissa Abigail

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  26. Hi lovely, congratulation on your domain!! Have a happy week.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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  27. wow the blog layout is gorgeous! congrats on the domain! x


    illustrated-wardrobe.blogspot.com

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  28. You are just too pretty for words! Congratulations on the new domain~ You just keep on smiling and blogging, beautiful <3
    xxx
    She Will Be

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  29. HEY!! Congrats on the domain. It is lovely!!! Having a free website vs a domain is everyone's personal preference and budget, but I went straight to a domain when I started out because I felt like I'd never be serious about it without putting some stake into it :) I think this will be a great beginning for you and I cannot wait to read more!

    xoxo Emily
    http://www.ditchtheheels.com

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  30. Good choice, Bash! I had the the same struggle when purchasing my own domain...everyone said it is so easy, but it was NOT ! I kind of felt like the biggest technical loser on this world, haha ;) Having your own domain feels so much more professional, I agree :)

    xo Stefanie
    http://www.thefashionrose.com

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  31. Congrats on your own domain, dear Bash, it was huge achievement! And it's great that you have such a great cousin, who helped you with all of these tech issues! :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  32. Glad you are happy with your blog now! Lovely post :)

    http://sarawritesadiary.blogspot.com/

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  33. I'm totally excited! I think having a domain name is when it really becomes official. I hope to make the change soon as I really love blogging. More power and success to you Bash, totally random but is Bash your real name? Also I look forward to the Eid posts.
    Princess Audu

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  34. This is so exciting dear! I am so excited for you :) Your blog looks amazing too :)

    RedLip&Love

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  35. Hey Bash.
    I like this one more, it has a nice ring to it. Congrats on getting a domain for your blog, it's no longer much of a hobby now but something you have invested in and which means more to you.

    I hope to get a domain & new theme soon...procrastination won't let me though.

    http://pearlsprettyskin.blogspot.com

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  36. Hey Bash.
    I like this one more, it has a nice ring to it. Congrats on getting a domain for your blog, it's no longer much of a hobby now but something you have invested in and which means more to you.

    I hope to get a domain & new theme soon...procrastination won't let me though.

    http://pearlsprettyskin.blogspot.com

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  37. I can relate to you, 4 years ago I was contemplating if I would buy a domain or not or should I move to Wordpress or not. But circumstances led me to my decisions. First I had better chance getting accepted to rewardStyle if I have my own domain so I bought one and started monetizing my blog posts.And then later on I kept having problems with Blogger.com (aka Blogspot) I just couldn't place advertisements in it anymore and so I decided to finally migrate to a self-hosted Wordpress. And I regret nothing :)

    Anyway, Happy Eid Al-Fitr!

    STYLE VANITY

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  38. Congratulations, it's a big step to take! I was wondering about it when I started up my blog again-- I'm just going to hold out a while until I'm certain I want to make that commitment!

    You did a great job :)

    www.thethingislemons.wordpress.com

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  39. Cool post! Beautiful pictures! =D

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  40. Hey Bash you are doing great! Keep this up! Gorgeous photos.

    I'm blogging about similar things, check it out and let me know what you think: www.kellmenow.com

    XO K

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  41. Congrats on the new domain lovely! Here's to an exciting new chapter for Hey Bash. I feel you on wanting the blogspot removed, I've been meaning to get mine sorted for waaay too long now ;)

    Sophie | soinspo

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  42. I think getting your own domain is definitely a step in the right direction. At the end of the day, you have to do what makes you happy. It took me years to switch domains, but then I did it twice because I had another site too ... Congrats!
    Elegance & Simplicity

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  43. Aww you look so adorable! And congratulations on the domain name! It looks fabulous! :)

    <3 Trou
    The Peculiar Trouth

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  44. congratulations! <3 loving your outfit

    carovedette.blogspot.com

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  45. Congrats on the new blog, I love it and I can't wait to see what you have coming up next!

    - Liz Lizo
    www.LizLizo.com

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  46. You're really nice :) love the lipstick ! x

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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  47. can I have your cousin please? :D I´m so bad at this haha and way scared I´ll mess up! you look great btw, been actually looking for some nice outfit posts featuring hijabs lately! Living in a place with a strong muslim community I´m getting really interested in how different people style them! :) xx

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

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  48. Congrats on your new domain! And Eid Mubarak to you!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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  49. Congrats on your new domain! Your makeup looks flawless here :)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  50. I have been thinking about getting a domain for sometime now but I'm too scared to do it! I will start googling about this and hopefully manage to do it!I really like your new blog name ^-^

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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  51. I totally agonized over my domain as well so I know what you must've went through. Congratulations on the big decision and making the jump over to Hey Bash. Looking forward to more from you in this space :) And Happy Eid Al-Fitr!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  52. Congrats on your domain!! I love your blog!! Keep it up!
    Xoxo
    http://www.sweetsimpleday.com

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  53. I have been thinking about getting a domain for my blog, makes it more official. Great new design! Exciting! Have fun celebrating with family. Great post.

    Sarah
    sarahjustinestyle.blogspot.com

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  54. Congrats on the change!!! I do find that when you have your own domain, it just looks better (and a little bit more professional and official too). Can't wait to see what else is in store for Hey Bash!

    be the plebeian

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  55. Yay! Congratulations on the change. I am absolutely in love with the new domain name. It's a great ode to your former URL. :D
    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  56. Aw that wonderful Bash! Congrats for the new domain. The name is amazing and I like it a lot! I wish you luck in the new beginning!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  57. Congrats on your big change,I am also thinking of doing the same soon.Great inspiration you are
    sophieatieno.blogspot.com

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  58. Congrats for purchasing your own domain.
    I'm happy to know and see your new layout. :)
    It's been a long time since we exchange words.
    I'm hoping for a great Eid to you and your family :)

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin

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  59. I DON'T KNOW HOW I ONLY FOUND YOU A MOMENT AGO. YOUR BLOG IS AMAZING.

    As a Bruneian, I am extremely proud in the ever-growing TALENTED local blogger community. I am curious though, how much is the domain?

    H.

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  60. Congrats on the domain! It used to bother me too but I didn't get one for awhile. lol Then I thought I better do it before someone else takes my name!

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  61. Congratulations on your move, Bash!! It's looking super snazzy :) I feel like I should have brought a blog warming gift, but here's a virtual *HUG* instead! Well done for being brave enough to take the next step :) xxx

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

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  62. Yay congrats!! I was looking for your blog and had a mini heart attack when it wouldn't load!

    Pop over to my blog

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

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  63. I can really relate! When I was just starting 3-4 years ago, I was a blank sheet. It took me a long time to figure things out. haha. I was on tumblr when I decided to be that "professional blogger" then just this year I decided to move to blogger.
    Wordpress is a bit expensive for me right now, and I was thinking if I stop paying for the host and domain my wordpress blog will be gone, so i chose blogger. :D

    Mabrok, Bash! :)

    - Joyce | http://www.bitsofjoyce.com/

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  64. That was an interesting read :)
    You produce content that's worth having your own domain, and I'm sure you're gonna go a longgggg way.

    Blogging was a strong hobby back when I was severely depressed (2012~2013), and now another bout of depression kinda jumbled it up again (getting back old things I like, procrastinating about blogging)

    Here's to you never losing your fire :3 *cheers*

    Your skin looks awesome btw.

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