Things have changed slightly here at Is That You Darling, though at first glance, it might not seem it! Although things look more or less the same, I’ve gone from a free wordpress blog to being self hosted!
It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but have had neither the funds nor the expertise to make it happen. Luckily, I’ve found the money that I needed, and I found someone who was willing to help me with the expertise! My friend Lewis does all of this kind of stuff for a living with his eyes closed and his hands tied behind his back, so he very kindly took all the hard stuff off my hands and basically did everything. So now I owe him a big drink and my eternal gratitude!
Sadly, my own domain doesn’t come with a sudden knowledge of all the things I need to know, and so this is going to be a steep, steep learning curve! Learning about plugins, HTML, CSS, and anything else that might come up is going to be interesting, so if you spot anything on the blog that doesn’t look quite right, please don’t hold it against me!
I’m still trying to work out all the kinks; for example, I don’t think all my old wordpress followers will be automatically redirected to the new blog, but I’m working on finding out! I want to have a real play around with the design of the blog, but that’s something that I’m going to need some help with. And most importantly, I really want the new blog to kickstart a new blogging ethos for me: I want to write more regularly and about the things I really care about. Now that I’m investing actual money into my blogging, I want it to be something that I’m really, really proud of!
Now seems like an opportune moment to remind you of all the ways that you can follow me and my blog. I’m try to be as active as I can on all of these platforms, but I have to admit that there is definite room for improvement on Google+ and Facebook!
I’d love for you to join me, if you haven’t already. The number of followers I have isn’t necessarily the most important thing, but it’s nice to connect with people on all these networks where I spend so much of my time!
The next few days will see me working on the design, sorting out a new ‘About Me’ page, and of course, putting together some fabulous blog posts to read! In the meantime, if you can please update any bookmarks you have to http://www.isthatyoudarling.co.uk, that would be fabulous, and you’ll be sure never to miss a word I say!