****Update: We have now moved over so please excuse the mess :)****
My word of the week this week is:
If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen me hammering on about moving to a self hosted blog for ages. It wasn’t all talk though and it is now finally time to bite the bullet. I already have the new site set up, you can get a sneak peek here if you want. I am currently trying to get it looking pretty and figuring out all the plugins and stuff -I have no real clue about what I’m doing which is why I haven’t officially moved everything over yet in case I really mess it up! So I’m taking my time and I do apologise in advance for any hiccups that may occur over the next week, but please be assured it will be back to normal as soon as possible.
I will be transferring any subscriptions over to the new site and also paying to get traffic redirected from here to there, so don’t panic about not being able to find me. This site will not really exist any more and any links that have been posted around the web will automatically be transferred over, at least that’s what Wordpress have assured me 🙂
Why are we moving? There’s a few reasons why I feel like now is a good time to move, for starters this will be my 50th post, so that seems quite significant! A free wordpress site was great to start with, I’ve blogged on and off here for a few years. So when I started this blog back in October it made sense to stick with what I know. Traffic has really shot up over the last three months and I have slowly been feeling that we have outgrown this blog. don’t get me wrong, the numbers aren’t astronomical but they are going up by the week, which I’m so grateful for!
- There are also so many things that I just cannot do with a free WordPress blog that will not be an issue on the self hosted site.
- The themes are so limiting, I can now get the site looking exactly how I want it to.
- I can run real giveaways with the pretty rafflecopter thingy. I have an idea for a linky party that I’d like to get up and running in the near future.
- The list goes on…
I hope stick with me through this, actually scrap that I’m hoping you won’t notice anything other than a change of scenery! I’m still not 100% set on a design yet so the scenery may change a few times until we are all settled 🙂
I may not post for a couple of days though, so I’d just like to share a silly picture of O from the other week just to tide you over! He had just been given a piece of an ice lolly:
Have you made the move to a self hosted site? Or maybe you started out that way in the first place? I’d appreciate any words of wisdom on the subject lol