About a month ago, I closed my eyes, said a prayer and leaped into the unknown world to WordPress.org!
After attending my very first Houston Blogging Chics meeting, I was convinced that if I wanted my blog to grow and be something I could continue to work on like a professional blogger, I had to leave Blogger.com behind. Not because they were terrible – I actually liked Blogger – but because I could protect my site better, work with it easier and monetize more completely with WordPress.org.
So I got home that evening and started asking around on Twitter for recommendations of who could move my blog for me. I did not know code, I had never worked on WordPress, and I was a scardy pants. So I had to have someone do it for me!
So many people recommended RFEHosting.com that I had to check them out. I contacted Aaron at RFE Hosting at 4pm and by 9pm, he was moving my blog!
All I did was sit on chat and answer questions that he might have had. And I networked while I waited! By the time he was done, I was up and running. And then he spent another 2 hours showing me how to work WordPress.org!
And Aaron has spent countless hours answering my questions – even at midnight – since the transfer. Which I love! Because sometimes, Lori needs alotta help!
Once I was moved, my amazing designer, Erin with Samantha Day’s Blogger Designs updated my header and buttons for a fresh new look! And I think she did an amazing job!
In this past month, I have learned what the rave about WordPress.org is. I love it’s flexibility, extra security plug ins, automatic giveaway winner plug ins and on and on. And I LOVE the ease in responding to and managing comments!
And my traffic has increased. I do not know if it is the move and that my blog is easier to read or that I can connect easier with my readers now, but I love that it is steadily increasing!
So if you are sitting on the fence, I’d like to nudge you over. And be sure to get in touch with Aaron (@RFEHosting on Twitter) and Erin (@erinsgobragh on Twitter) to help make your move as seamless as mine was… and to get continued support even after your move!
And thank you to my many helpers!
I’m so glad you are loving the Blogger to WP switch! Isn’t it amazing how much the traffic increases?! So exciting! Your site looks awesome – congrats on making the big jump!
Thank you Carrie!! I really do love and and appreciate so much your help and all of the wonderful people who guided me in the right direction!!
Thanks sweetie your so awesome! You know I’m here when ever you need me! :D One day soon I’ll prolly make the switch. ;)
Hey -without you I would still be maroon square!! ;D
I am way too nervous to change over, maybe in a year or so.
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