Goodness, friends – it’s been quite some time since I’ve had a chance to blog. It’s funny how sometimes, even the things we love get put on hold. These last few weeks of school have been absolutely crazy. I am quickly finding out that my free time is practically nonexistent. Although I haven’t been around in terms of posting, you have probably noticed that this little ol’ blog of mine looks a bit different – and you couldn’t be more correct!
I’ve been agonizing (and I use that term loosely) over the decision to self host my blog and move to WordPress for the better part of a year. I researched and researched…and researched some more. For an extremely brief second, I even contemplated doing the switch myself. I know, I know…insanity at it’s best. I read hundreds of blog posts on making the switch – so many, that I confused myself. Finally, about two weeks ago, I reached out to one of my sweetest blog friends, Tausha. She recently made the switch to WordPress, and I knew that she’d be able to offer some valuable insight. Without hesitation she told me about a fabulous blogger named Megan.
Later that day, I decided to reach out to Megan and see what this whole process entailed. Megan got back to me just a few hours later. After hearing all that she had to offer, and smiling as I read her e-mail (because I just KNEW that she was going to be a tremendous help) I decided to take the leap and make the switch. And guess what?
I’m kicking myself for not doing it sooner! As someone who has been loyal to the Blogger platform for many years, I was very skeptical about switching to WordPress and anticipated a steep learning curve. I’ve officially been on WordPress for two days now, and I have already learned so much. I actually prefer WordPress to Blogger – and those are words I truly never thought I would speak.
Making the switch to WordPress has been nothing but a positive experience. If you are on the fence about switching, I urge you to take the plunge! I also recommend talking to Megan, because she is amazing at what she does and extremely patient. She answered every single question I asked very thoroughly – and I asked (and continue to ask) A LOT of questions!
I guess it’s safe to say that I’m ready to jump back into the blogging world. Be prepared…summer vacation is only 6 days away. I have tons of blog post ideas that I’m so excited about! I hope you’ll stick around, say hello, and visit often. Cheers to a new blogging chapter!