Everything is Lovely except the Weather


The deed is done.

And yes, the weather looks crap outside but my blog looks shiny and new!

I’ve finally managed to move from wordpress.com to wordpress.org.  I’m now a self-hosted blogger.  But I tell you folks, it was a nightmare!  I tried to stay calm the whole time, but it was stressful.  While the folks over at TSO did the migration for me, I still had to do a few technical stuff on my end.  And when it comes to anything to do with coding, no matter how little, really freaks me out.

The first time my blog was migrated, post from the years 2014-2016 disappeared.  And although I tried to stay calm, I knew my old site was still there and therefore all files were in tact and a friend assured me (thanks K) that these folks knew what they were doing and had back-ups, it was still nerve-wracking to me.  But all’s well, in spite the rocky start.  The TSO support did a great job at helping a non-techie like me move her blog without going berserk.

I also had to buy a new theme, even though I just bought one last year for my old site.  I’m loving the new one.

What do you think?

While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out my edited “About Me” section. Hint:  I’m finally out of the closet.  Not gay, but posted a photo of me for the very first time on this blog and it’s not of my back!  But nope, you won’t be seeing more photos of me.  That’s about it.  I prefer to be behind the camera, than in front of it.

I do hope that old readers/friends won’t have difficulty accessing my blog, my old site is supposed to be automatically redirected to the new one.  I have a question to my friends though who are with wordpress.com, does my blog still show up in your reader?

For those who have done the same move, did you have an easy or difficult time migrating?

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I'm a part-time writer, full-time mother and dog-walker living in a small English village by the sea with my husband, daughter and a dog named Doc.


  1. It all looks gorgeous! Love your About Me page, too, lovely to read and to see you! Sorry to hear it was stressful, but it sounds like you’re very pleased with the result anyway, as you should be, it’s fab x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. Yay! Well done for going self-hosted….I have read about making the move but I’ve never been brave enough! It’s so good to put a face to the words..

    • Thank you! It took me ages to make the decision, but I think it’s worth it! 🙂

  3. It sounds like it really was a challenge to make the changes. The trick I guess is to think of it as play rather than something really serious right? #wotw

    • That is great advice! If ever I do something like this again, will think of your wise words.

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