A New Look

I decided to give the blog another makeover! What do you think?

I also have been thinking a lot about moving to a self-hosted site, and thus I have (successfully) moved my blog over from Blogger to a self-hosted WordPress site. It took quite a bit of research in order to make the move, but I feel like this was a good way forward for me – self hosted means I own my site and my content, which for me has become incredibly important. The idea of having all of my writing, photos and work disappear scares me.

The cost itself to self-host and own a domain is really very minimal. It was around $15/year for the domain and around $120 for 2 years of hosting through Bluehost.

The next biggest cost was my wordpress theme, but once you pay, you can design an unlimited number of websited. I decided to go for Cobalt’s Dynamik Website Builder under the Genesis Framework.

I’m very happy with the result and think it was very much worth the cost and reading involved to move into my new space.

Please let me know what you think!

3 thoughts on “A New Look

  1. Sarah

    I really like it! I immediately thought it seemed much more like “you”, despite my not knowing you at all except through the blog! Also glad to see you haven’t disappeared – I looked for you yesterday and you weren’t here!

    Nicely done!

  2. Lauren Libbert

    Hi there, I work at the Daily Mail and would love to speak to you about this blog – please get in touch at lauren.libbert@me.com and we can discuss in more detail.
    Thanks, Lauren

  3. And nicely done! I love the new look of your blog.
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