This is my 500th post here on my little old blog. Can you guys believe it? I started this blog back in 2009 to document life after my wedding, and this blog has evolved into so many different things for me. It’s become a place to foster my undying love for beauty products, my favorite things, my baby, and my food endeavors.
500 posts have brought me a lot. It’s helped me learn a lot about myself. It’s brought me true friendships with other bloggers. It’s brought me a network. It’s connected me.
Today, 500 posts brings me new things.
I have taken the leap and moved to a self-hosted WordPress blog! I have wanting to make the switch for a while now, but the stars just didn’t align for me the way I hoped. Then all of a sudden I start following Lisette. I don’t know if it was the fact that she’s a classically trained singer or a self-proclaimed nerd made me feel like I knew her (finally someone to make music jokes with!), and I don’t even remember how I found her.
When Lisette said she was offering WordPress design services, I immediately emailed her to see if she could help me move from Blogger to WordPress. Not only did she offer that, she was extremely helpful. She moved over my design onto a Genesis WordPress theme and let me see how it looked throughout the process. Girlfriend stayed up way too late making sure everything was working correctly before we did the transfer. And people, this entire process took two days from the initial email. The actual transfer only took a few hours. She is still helping me work my way around WordPress as I get settled. So guys, if you are thinking about migrating over to WordPress, Lisette is your girl. She went above and beyond to help me transition, including texting me and answering any questions (even dumb ones I should know the answer to) along the way. While I am really good with all things technical, I just didn’t want to screw the transfer up. She made sure that everything is redirecting the way it should. And all is golden!
So far I’m loving my transition. I plan on cleaning things up a little more around here and updating pages and what not. I feel like it may be a little overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect, but I had played around with WordPress some so I am feeling good. If you are thinking about migrating, make sure you watch videos, read stuff and take the time to learn so you can take advantage of all the features. I can’t wait to learn more because I have a long ways to go!
So here’s your homework before you leave a comment. Get yourself over to gravatar.com and create an account. Any time you comment on a WordPress blog, your picture will show up! It’s also compatible with other commenting systems like disqus. And you can have it associated with multiple email addresses and pictures! What’s not to love about that? So do it, and leave me a comment so I can see your pretty face!
Cheers to WordPress!