Happy New Year!
I have been a bit quiet on the blog in December and over the festive season. It’s not that I was too busy (although life was rather hectic), but also because I decided to take the leap into the murky waters of ‘self-hosted’ blogging! I have big plans for my blog in 2018 and I have spent a lot of time over the past few weeks laying the foundation for these plans, preparing and migrating my blog and domain, a hugely scary move for any blogger, and generally just tweaking and sorting out ‘things’ (a technical term, I assure you) behind the blog scenes.
Up until now I have been completely reliant upon WordPress for domain hosting and site functionality but I realised that in order to take my blog to the next level I need the additional functionality that going self-hosted will allow me at an affordable price.
After some research and recommendations, I decided to go with Siteground. It’s been a little bumpy. I am not a technophobe by any means, but neither am I a technopro either. I can’t recommend the Siteground 24/7 online chat help and assistance highly enough! I’m sure they already have a huge file on me due to the sheer volume of chat’s I’ve had with their online tech team, but every single one of the chats I have had has resulted in success, support and help, both with the transfer to self-hosted and the transfer of my domain. I finally feel like I’m finally getting somewhere.
This post is really just to say thank you to those who have stuck with me throughout the many many changes of themes etc, apologies for any downtime that has been had and also the fact that my site is not quite what it was aesthetically, but I’m working hard behind the scenes to get it back to where it was, and even better if possible!
I’m open to any suggestions of things that are missing that you’d like to see – as with anything, a fresh pair of eyes sees things more clearly than those of us who are stuck in a veritable haze of repetitive content so please let me know if you find any broken links or missing info!
If you are thinking of migrating your site and going self-hosted I really can’t recommend Siteground highly enough. You can use this link to check them out (and apparently I might get a benefit of some kind added to my account but I’m really not sure what.) They have a wide variety of packages and services available for sites of all genres and sizes, and their pricing is very competitive!
Once again, thank you for all your continued support. Please do sign up to the email subscriptions – I’m hoping I didn’t lose anyone in the migration but it’s not always easy!
Let’s blog this 2018, and make this year the best blogging year yet!