The times they are a changin’

Yes, my little spot of the internet is hopefully going in a new direction. After much research, thought and general annoying the crap out of the people around me I have finally decided to become a dot com. I am still in the beginning stages and it is far from complete yet but I am hoping in the next week I will be able to let you all see my new website. There is lots to do like transferring posts and making sure my site is user-friendly. I am hoping for a very smooth transition so fingers crossed on that one. Since I am not very knowledgeable on the tech side of things this could prove to be a very interesting time for my blog.

I have been researching like crazy for months and for some reason today I decided to take the plunge. The only problem is that I am barely able to keep my head above water. Avery was not the most excited when I was a little busy today so she decided to break a chair and dump a whole box of cereal on the floor amongst other things. Then of course the wheels started spinning and I was thinking that I made the wrong decision. Since I really don’t know much about websites I feel really lost. Maybe I am in over my head or maybe I am over thinking this whole thing and it will turn out great. Or maybe I will form a huge case of writers block and never write again and then I will be stuck with this website that has a whole bunch of old posts on it. Gah! Too much thinking. So I went for a hike tonight to hopefully clear my head.

After a great hike I decided that I am making the right decision for me and my little blog. Having my own domain name will give me more freedom to submit posts to other outlets etc. I will also just have a little more freedom in general. I am excited, nervous, confused and I have just a general upset stomach.

So now that I have totally confused you and probably given you some of my nervous energy I will drop a little knowledge on you. For now everything with this blog stays the same. I will be here until my new site is ready. When that happens I will announce it on here with a link and I will also be changing all of my links on social media to my new site. From what I gather all email followers will be directed to my new site. Of course I will welcome all suggestions on the new site. I really want it to be easy to use so if there are any problems, links that go nowhere or posts missing please let me know. I am going to do my best to make this a smooth transition and I am hoping all you will have to do is click like usual and get to my corner of the world 🙂 Thank you all for reading and following me and I hope you will join me on my new site 🙂

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6 thoughts on “The times they are a changin’

  1. Thank you!! I hope I will have some advice by then to pass on. Right now I would have to say I am lost 😦 It is very exciting though and nerve wracking. One piece of advice that I do have is to get a babysitter when you start set-up. A babysitter would have been very helpful 😉

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  2. I can’t wait to see your dotcom! 😉 Hang in there. The move is stressful, but once it’s done it’s done–the move that is. Don’t be discouraged if your numbers drop at first. People have to reset you on however they follow you, especially if it’s their wordpress.com reader, but as long as you switch it on that gravatar, you will be golden. 🙂 You go, girl!

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  3. Thanks! It is coming along slowly but surely. Just waiting for them to install my theme. Thank you for all of your help!! Yes, the move is stressful but it will be worth it in the end 🙂

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  4. Good luck with the switch! I had a .com for years and never bothered to switch it. Then last year, I got a bug up my bum and finally decided to just have the wordpress site point to my .com – it was less painful than I thought and then I just bought a new theme and played with the colors for hours on end. I’m about due for another change though…and I think I need to be using WordPress.org instead of .com. I think. This is why I haven’t done anything yet!

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  5. Thank you! So far so good 🙂 Now I am lost in 500 different shades of pink, gray and mint lol. Between picking out colors and moving my posts it will be a month before I am ready to do the “big reveal” 😉 I am glad I made the switch!

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