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by Meghann on September 8, 2010

Hello !!!!!


When I first launched The Inner Workings of a College Graduate back in September of 2008 I did it on a whim. I never put much thought into the name and wasn’t sure how long the blog would last or how much impact it would have on my life. was a great domain while it lasted, but I think it’s time to move on to bigger and better things. :)

I had purchased the domain back in March (or February?) – I know there’s a blog entry in here with my Aha! moment but I can’t find it. Anyways, I found myself sitting on the switch for a long time due to the logistics of actually making the switch. I was worried about losing posts, losing photos, losing readers, and you know the old saying ‘don’t fix something if it ain’t broken.’

Finally I decided to just bite the bullet and Go Big or Go Home.

So, here we are… :)

Some things to keep in mind:

I hope you guys are as excited about this new chapter in my blog as I am. This site just feels more ‘me’ and I’m so excited to move forward with it!! :)

I was on pins and needles last night in anticipation of the launch, but was happy to wake up and see everything went smoothly! I was even more excited to see Meals and Miles appear in my Google Reader without any additional updating needed. Goal achieved!

Major Kudos to my blog designer Ryan at for making this all possible! If you are looking to move your blog to self hosting or for a redesign I highly recommend you seek him out! He’s fast, creative, and pretty much guarantees a smooth transition! :)

I hit the treadmill on cloud nine this morning. I easily pounded out a set of 10 Fartleks with a goofy grin on my face. I must remember this feeling of success on race day. :)

My breakfast was a beautiful bowl of cereal.


  • 1/2 cup Uncle Sam’s Cereal <—HLS swag
  • 1/2 cup Greenwise Toasted Oats
  • 1/2 cup Kix
  • 1/2 Peach
  • Vanilla Yogurt
  • Honey Peanut Butter


Love it.

Thanks once again for all the feedback! You guys are amazing! Enough said.

{ 88 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Leianna September 8, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Beautiful new site, definitely screams more you!


2 Kelly September 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I like the new site! I love the photo transition that both you and Tina have on the blog now!
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3 Megan September 8, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Love it girl!!! It looks great! Off to join your fan page!


4 mary September 8, 2010 at 9:40 am

I love your new site! it definitely screams meghann :)
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5 Christina September 8, 2010 at 9:40 am

The new site looks fabulous!!! I love it. Congrats :)


6 Marina September 8, 2010 at 9:40 am

I’m glad everything went well with the change :)
I really love the look, it’s so simple and organized.
And I can’t wait to check out the recipe page :)
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7 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels September 8, 2010 at 9:45 am

Everything looks wonderful! Congrats! :)


8 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin September 8, 2010 at 9:46 am

Love the new site! Congrats!! This theme seems perfect for your site.


9 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels September 8, 2010 at 9:46 am

Congrats on the new site! It looks wonderful. :)


10 Kim (Imperfectly Perfect) September 8, 2010 at 9:46 am

Your new site looks great, Meghann! Congrats!!
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11 Tess September 8, 2010 at 9:48 am

Love the new site, love the new name, love your blog! Have a great day =)


12 kristy @ September 8, 2010 at 9:48 am

Yay! Congrats! Looks great! :)


13 Heather Eats Almond Butter September 8, 2010 at 9:50 am

Congrats Meghann. Very exciting! :)


14 Carly (Swim, Run, Om) September 8, 2010 at 9:52 am

I know I’ve posted and tweeted this already, but I really like this new website! Great job!
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15 Catherine September 8, 2010 at 10:00 am

The site looks great!! :)
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16 Shannon, Tropical Eats September 8, 2010 at 10:01 am

LOVE IT!!! it is so fresh, clean, and snazzy :) And the My Orlando page is gonna be epic!
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17 emily September 8, 2010 at 10:01 am

It looks great! Good for you for making a change, even one that seemed scary!


18 MelissaNibbles September 8, 2010 at 10:01 am

The new site looks great Meghann. I’m going to get it confused with Janetha at MealsAndMoves though.


19 Di September 8, 2010 at 10:38 am

I thought the same thing about the name – I did a double-take when I saw it recommended on Twitter.

The site looks nice though!
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20 Paige September 8, 2010 at 11:20 am

I completely agree!


21 Mary September 8, 2010 at 10:01 am

I’m a long time follower (lurker, perhaps??) but have never commented. Congrats on the site! Looks fantastic!


22 Kierstan September 8, 2010 at 10:02 am



23 Ashlee September 8, 2010 at 10:04 am

I love the new site! It is so clean and crisp! Congratulations on the successful switch!


24 Heather September 8, 2010 at 10:06 am

it looks great, I love it! good job


25 Caitlin September 8, 2010 at 10:06 am

Looooove it! It looks incredible! :)
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26 Leah @ L4L September 8, 2010 at 10:07 am

What a fitting name! :) Cute header too! I love the font for the post titles and the photo fade in though it is very similar to Carrots n’ Cake. Don’t forget to update the url on your Twitter profile too! I don’t know if anyone else is having the issue but the Foodbuzz sponsor ads are showing up as gray boxes for me. Could be an issue with my laptop though. Oh wait. It just takes them a second to load. Interesting. Congrats, girlie!


27 Lauren September 8, 2010 at 10:07 am

Congrats on the new site!! I love the layout and the name. :) Glad the transfer went smoothly!
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28 Megan September 8, 2010 at 10:10 am

Looking forward to many more meals and miles with you– great switch and congrats on a smooth transition :)

Your blog was the first one I ever started reading, so it’s fun to follow you through the transformation as I now have a blog of my own!
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29 Amy September 8, 2010 at 10:29 am

Love the new site and banner! Congrats!
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30 Erica September 8, 2010 at 10:30 am

I love it! Looks totally fabulous. Congrats on the new name/blog!


31 Julie September 8, 2010 at 10:31 am

The blog looks fantastic Meghann, however the name is a little too familiar to me…meals and moves anyone?


32 Madeline - Greens and Jeans September 8, 2010 at 10:32 am

It looks great Meghann! This new layout and header is wonderful! And I love the photo transitions.
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33 Marisa September 8, 2010 at 10:33 am

Looks great! Congrats!


34 mal September 8, 2010 at 10:35 am

omg, love it!!
congrats :)


35 Rebekah @ Rebeltarian September 8, 2010 at 10:37 am

I LOVE the new name…so cute!


36 Donna Porter September 8, 2010 at 10:37 am

LOVE the new blog!! Way to go!!
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37 Amanda September 8, 2010 at 10:39 am

I like the blog’s new look and energy! Congrats on the big move. 😉


38 Sammy September 8, 2010 at 10:39 am

Congrats on the new site design, it looks great. x


39 Kacy September 8, 2010 at 10:43 am

Looks SOOO great!


40 Heather September 8, 2010 at 10:45 am

Wow, love the new look (and name)! Congrats on the new setup!


41 Heather September 8, 2010 at 10:47 am

Love the new look and name! The pictures are great too!

Can’t wait to see the changes and read more – I love reading your blog!


42 Stacey September 8, 2010 at 10:51 am

Yay! I love the new site 😀 It looks very fresh and ‘you’ :)


43 Gwen September 8, 2010 at 10:52 am

The new site looks FAB! Loves it!
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44 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) September 8, 2010 at 10:58 am

CONGRATS!!! Doesn’t it feel like your birthday or something? :)
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45 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday September 8, 2010 at 11:01 am

Looks great!
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46 Kara M. September 8, 2010 at 11:05 am

Looks great…love the new name!


47 Matt September 8, 2010 at 11:10 am

Congrats on the switch! This blog totally screams “Meghann”!


48 Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! September 8, 2010 at 11:11 am

The new site looks AMAZING, Meghann! Congratulations on a beautiful new home for your wonderful blog! :)
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49 Trish September 8, 2010 at 11:11 am

Love it!


50 lucy September 8, 2010 at 11:12 am

Love the new look!
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51 Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa September 8, 2010 at 11:17 am

Love it and love the new name!


52 Maissa September 8, 2010 at 11:17 am

Ahhh it looks so good! I love it.


53 Heather September 8, 2010 at 11:25 am

Love the new blog look!


54 Stacy September 8, 2010 at 11:25 am

I love love love the new site! I love the name too :) I didn’t have any problems this morning switching over on my Google Reader, and it looks great on my iphone too! :) Great selection of pics at the top, especially the puppers :)
Congrats on making the switch!


55 Sarah for Real September 8, 2010 at 11:27 am

Nice job! The first step in Becoming Samantha Brown? Hahaha, joking. It looks really great and I love the name!

The only thing is that, like with Tina’s recent change, I can’t see photos when I view your site on my iPhone. It could be only my phone. Somehow Tina’s got fixed. I think it had something to do with the lazy load thing. Again… could just be little old me.

Overall, great job on the switch!


56 Sarah for Real September 8, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Oh now it works! Magic 😀


57 Tasha - the clean eating mama September 8, 2010 at 11:28 am

Looks great! Yay for changes! =)


58 Mary Beth September 8, 2010 at 11:36 am

I’ve been following since the beginning of Graduate Meghann and have been enjoying watching the site evolve – good luck on Meals and Miles!

You’ve helped inspire my gf and I to start our own blog capturing our meals and adventures too. We just got back from hiking the Adirondack Mtns over Labor Day wkend.. lots of pics on the blog. :)


59 Heather @ Side of Sneakers September 8, 2010 at 11:43 am

This is FABULOUS!!! It’s so YOU- I love it :)

(Haha I was wondering why I was suddenly following MealsandMiles on twitter since I didn’t know who it was.)


60 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 8, 2010 at 11:43 am

Congrats on the new look and blog name. It looks great! :)


61 Carolyn ( September 8, 2010 at 11:56 am

oh no! we have the same blog name? i actually noticed the proper domain name was owned by someone when i googled it, so funny it was you when i was reading graduatemeghann.


62 Meghann September 8, 2010 at 11:58 am

Sorry Carolyn! I bought this Domain ages ago and had checked before I bought it – you must have swung in right afterwards. :( I guess I never really checked after then.


63 Cara Thielvoldt September 8, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I love the new domain and design. Also your run sounded amazing. yaya.
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64 Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice September 8, 2010 at 12:10 pm

How exciting! I love the new design.


65 Fallon September 8, 2010 at 12:10 pm

WOW! Looks great!!
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66 Mara @ What's For Dinner? September 8, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Looks great Meghann!! I’m seriously considering a blog makeover once I have the funds to do so… love what you’ve done with the place!


67 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I LOVE the new blog name!! Catchy, simple, and just plain awesome. And the new look is really nice too!!

All I can say is WOW and good work!
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68 Evan Thomas September 8, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I think you are very gutsy to make such a bold move. Of course I will follow you no matter what your domain/twitter handle is because you’re such an awesome person. I hope this new move is full of success! Is there a new main feed we can subscribe to?


69 Jenna (hello, i love you) September 8, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Loving the new design! :)


70 kelly September 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm

congratulations! The new site is beautiful. Great job!


71 Maribeth September 8, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Love the new site. Congrats, it looks great!


72 Stacey @ The Habit of Healthy September 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Love the new look blog and the new name. :)
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73 Jillian @ Reshape Your Life September 8, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Call me a nerd but I got really excited when your new blog showed up!

It looks awesome! I just changed my blog to a new host this morning and it’s been a difficult transition… I wish I had checked your site first!
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74 suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] September 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm

I love the name. I think it really suits you. :)
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75 Caitlin (EatFeats) September 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm

It is so pretty! What a smooth transition. Also good call on the Kix.
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76 Lisa September 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I love it! It looks great!
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77 Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Loving the new blog!


78 Naomi(onefitfoodie) September 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm

looks awesome meghann!!


79 janetha g. @ meals & moves September 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm

hey, your blog name is now only two letters different than my blog name! glad the move went smooth, it’s always nerve racking to make such serious changes when it comes to technology. :)
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80 janetha g. @ meals & moves September 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm

p.s. i had left that comment from my phone this morning and it never showed up, but then the one i just left didn’t show up either.. so sorry if there was a duplicate. not sure what went wrong there!


81 Madeline September 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Love the new look and the new name! I’m also really glad that you didn’t switch to a ‘click to keep reading this post’ format. It seems that other bloggers have switched to that format recently and I have to admit that I really don’t read them as much any more/at all because of it.


82 ashley September 9, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Is it just me or all the older posts showing up with the click to Read some more ? I hate to be the debbie down of the group but I really dislike that format.


83 caronae September 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I’m glad you took the leap — it definitely seems more grown-up and I love it!


84 Chelsea September 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm

So excited for the new site. I love it! Congratulations. I wasn’t able to see your old site because it was blocked at work, so I could only see it on my blackberry. Super excited that I can read it at work now!


85 Amelia September 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Amazing job on the new blog! I have to admit – I’m a little sad to see the old one go.. but I guess your right – no one wants to be the Van Wilder of the blog world
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86 Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward September 8, 2010 at 6:47 pm

I have been following your blog since the beginning and just wanted to tell you that I love the new look and new name! It definitely feels more you. Can’t wait to read more!
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87 sarah (the SHU box) September 8, 2010 at 7:29 pm

love the new name! fun fact: last year after the HLS, i considered changing my site’s name (before it became the SHU box) to meds, miles & meals at ali from foodfitnessfashion’s suggestion! obviously, love it :)
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88 Danica September 13, 2010 at 6:57 pm

I LOVE it ~ your new title and site design are definitely you! Congrats on going self-hosted ~ it’s awesome. They did a great job at having everything move over without a glitch :)

I look forward to seeing all your updated pages as you make them :)
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