In fact, I love WordPress.
WordPress.com is the free version of WordPress and the one I’ve used for several years. WordPress.org is the self hosted version and the one I’m now using.
Why the change? The free version is fantastic, but the self-hosted version has more bells and whistles. I’ve been blogging for long enough to know what I’m missing. There are lots of fun Plugins and Themes I could use to add a little something extra to my blog. To jazz it up.
Kind of like sprinkling glitter on a child’s school projects.
(Not that I did that when Daughter was in elementary school or that she EVER had to wrestle the glitter away from me…)
Anyways, my blog was off-line for several days last week. The process of moving my blog went smootly…for about an hour!!
WordPress has Happiness Engineers. (And Thank Goodness for it!!) Due to my budget, or lack there of, I tried to convert the blog on my own. But there were details that confused me. Three years, nearly 20,000 hits, 303 followers, tons of comments, over 125+ posts and lots of pretty pictures seemed a lot to lose. After a couple of hours, I got sweaty thinking about what I put into building my blog.
That’s when I contacted WordPress, paid the fee and got a Happiness Engineer.
And its been smooth sailing ever since!!
The transition isn’t quite complete. There will be more changes this week. Please hang in there with me as I continue through this process.
And know that if the colors and layout change, it’s still me. The look of the blog might change several times this coming week as I work to get it just right…
To my email followers: You made the move with me.
Thanks for sticking with me as I sprinkle a little bit of glitter on my blog…