I have pondered. I have debated. I have done lots of research. I have weighed out the pros and the cons. But I have finally decided to make the move from Blogger to WordPress. Yes, I’m really going to do it.
Moving is never easy. There is the anticipation of being somewhere new, and the sadness of leaving something behind. I have been on Blogger from the start of my blog 1 1/2 years ago. Blogger has been good to me, but I think it’s time for the change. So please excuse any glitches that may occur in the coming days. Sometimes things can go wrong during a move.
The last week I have been losing my mind about this move. I’ve been Bing bonkers, YouTube video frenzied, Forum focused, Godaddy gaga and just plain WordPress wacky!! Feels like I’m back in my Calculus 3 class. Aargghh.
Moving to WordPress feels like I’m moving to a foreign country where I don’t know the native language. Do they have a Rosetta Stone for WordPress? Lol. Some of you fellow bloggers already live there. And I’m sure I’ll learn a lot more about it from you all.
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My WordPress blog is pretty much set up and ready to go, but there are a few things I want to complete before redirecting my Blogger blog. Once I have all these things in place, I’ll redirect you all over, so that you don’t have to miss out on a single thing.
- Syncing permalinks
- Ensuring everything is right with Google Analytics
- Updating my blog URL on all social media sites and affiliate networks
- Decent blog design for now (until I decide on a complete design for an update)
- Getting my Disqus comments (your wonderful comments) to show on the posts (this is a biggie and it’s driving me crazy!)
One of the reasons I hadn’t moved to WordPress yet was because of the cost to have someone do the transfer. But during my YouTube video frenzy, I came across a tutorial that was very detailed and helped me to make the transfer myself! Can you believe that?! I actually did it myself! So shout out to Greg for the awesome video. If you’re thinking of transferring over to WordPress, give his video a try. And I also want to thank Tanya at Blogelina. I won registration to a free blogging class and 1 year hosting (with custom domain name) with Godaddy. Blogelina has soooo much blogging advice and tips, and they offer some wonderful services as well.
Well, this is a bittersweet time for me, but I am still excited. I am happy that I can take you with me on this move! Thanks for being such great readers. And wish me well during the rest of this relocation.
What was the hardest thing about relocating for you?