So I mentioned some changes coming in my 2016 Survey Post under my 2017 insights and today I’m letting you all in on what I’m doing.
So today I began working on transferring PopCrunchBoom Books to a self-hosted website.
Wow, big step for me.
I’ve been saying for a while now that I wanted to transfer over to a self-hosted website so that I could have more freedoms and ownership over my blog. I like having the ability to change & customize the blog that I might not be able to do with just staying with the .wordpress.com version.
However, I’ve been super nervous about committing to the move. I was afraid of loosing content and all you wonderful followers. However, in the spirit of taking risks & making changes for 2017, I decided to take the plunge and make the change.
After consulting with some awesome twitter friends (thanks Ceillie & Gemma!), I decided to go with SiteGround for my hosting. Right now this is the most affordable option for me (I might upgrade in the future…we shall see 🙂 ).
Currently my blog is transferring from the import I did earlier today. Not all the content is on my new blog/website but I’m sure over the new few hours or days it will all be uploaded.
My current plans are on working to find a theme that works with what I want the blog to look like and then transferring over you awesome followers to the new self-hosted blog! I’ll also have to update my bloglovin’ I’m assuming.
So amidst all these changes, please bare with me as I work out all the kinks.
I also want to thank all of you: both my followers here on wordpress or bloglovin’ or across social media as well as any “drop-in” visitors for supporting me & this bookish blog! I’ve been blogging on & off for 5 years now and I’m so thankful for everyone I’ve encountered, for every like, comment & view I’ve had. I truly appreciate it all!
I hope that you stay with me through the transition & that PopCrunchBoom Books (& myself) continues to grow!
Much Love & Many Thanks,