I did it! I made the move from Blogger to WordPress with some help from Blogelina. Honestly, I was scared out of my mind about losing my blog, posts, followers, comments… pretty much losing anything since my blog is so dear to me. I mean, it’s five years and 500 posts of my life!
Thank goodness for tech savvy people like Blogelina. She imported everything. I just had to fix the aesthetics since I couldn’t transfer my template over from Blogger to WordPress. She did the heavy lifting and I picked up what she dropped. Not only that, but she was constantly in contact, responded to emails right away, and assured my rapidly beating heart that it was going to be okay.
I had been contemplating moving to WordPress for quite some time now. I was never able to get that thought out of my mind. I knew that the longer I waited, the more complicated the migration process would become.
Don’t get me wrong, blogger wasn’t something I all of a sudden started hating. It wasn’t even bad; I just outgrew it. I needed to be able to do more with my blog. I was frustrated with figuring out HTML to create add ons and little perks. I am not a tech savvy girl.
Compared to Blogger, WordPress (self hosted) is no walk in the park. I have complete control over everything, which means I also have to make sure the site runs smoothly on my own. There’s no one here to fix my bugs. I’ve gotta Google and do it myself.
So thanks for bearing with me as I slowly learn how to take the reigns. It’s a work in progress, but isn’t it always? A blog is never finished.
I’m pretty sure I’ve changed my layout every year. Have you checked out my latest? I couldn’t be happier! It was a forced change, but a welcomed one. Who says change is a bad thing?
Remember the first time I tried to make monkey bread and it didn’t turn out so hot? Well, I decided to give it another shot. This time, I used mini loaf pans and smaller balls of dough to make sure that they would cook all the way through. I wasn’t going to have another kitchen failure like the first time, especially when the outside of the bread looks so enticing!
This monkey bread cooked all the way and didn’t leave me crying. Thank goodness! Cinnamon sugar desserts can do no wrong.