Hi everyone! About a month ago, I decided to move to self-hosted WordPress. I just was not happy with the idea that Google owned my blog and owned my content. They could do whatever they wanted with it (like delete it–ah!)! I had been itching to design a new layout for myself anyway, so moving to WordPress gave me the perfect excuse.
I wrote to Ashley at Creative Whim (she’s also the book blogger at Nose Graze) and started discussing the move. Guys, she is SO easy to work with! And her prices are incredibly reasonable. She recommended a good hosting company that I really love, gave me a temporary test site on her server so I could design my blog and figure out WordPress before the move, and answered every little question of mine almost instantly! She moved over all my posts and comments seamlessly, re-directed my blogspot address to this one, and helped me edit the CSS of her Tweak Me theme (which I LOVE) so I could make it all my own. She also installed some must-have plug-ins that have already saved my life. I also bought her Ultimate Book Blogger Plug-In, and I am in LOVE. Thanks so much, Ashley! This move is probably the best decision I’ve made as far as the blog goes. I am so happy with it, and thought it was time to celebrate now that I have completed the re-formatting of EVERY post, as well as updated all my review archives.
To celebrate, I’m giving a way a book of your choice under $15 (US) from either Amazon (if you live in the USA) or The Book Depository (as long as they ship to you). It’s just my way of saying thanks for sticking with me through the move, and also for being such great friends!