Hi there! Welcome to my new home here at WordPress. The transfer from Blogger to WordPress was fairly stress free due to the amazing talents of Tanya from Blogelina. She was able to transfer 99% my files intact (my project gallery links need to be altered to work) and the design was very similar to my previous one. I’m so grateful that my posts and pictures made it over and that I wasn’t the one stressing over it. VERY GRATEFUL.
I’ve heard so many horror stories about folks losing some or all of their posts when they made the transfer from Blogger to WordPress, so finding a qualified professional was a must for me. Spending time with my husband, daughter and friends was (and is) far more important to me than being able to call myself and “expert” at moving blogs. Plus, I’m pretty sure it would have cost me a lot of sleepless nights, hairloss, dark circles all due to stress. So if you’re in the market to move over to WordPress without spending an insane amount of money, go with Blogelina.
So is the grass really greener on the other side? Well, it sure does cost a lot more green to maintain a self hosted WordPress blog. Hosting fees and domain names are a necessity and then you need to factor in whether you’re going to go with a PHP framework and a child theme for that framework. If that’s getting a little technical for you non-Wordpress users, don’t worry. I was scratching my head thinking, “what on Earth have I done” and “help me, PUH-LEEEEASE”. It even stumped my super tech savvy, space “geek” of a husband. In his defense, I didn’t know what I was talking about, so he didn’t know how to help me.
All the initial frustration and thinking I made a huge mistake has subsided. Just like with any move, the process can be stressful. Start to finish, it has taken me three days to get settled in and getting design elements the way I want them. There are still a lot of changes going down here at Craft Crazy Mom, but thankfully the heavy lifting portion of the move is done. Just for the record, I love WordPress! The features are a lot more advanced and I love being able to control every single aspect of my blog. Pretty nifty stuff!
We’ve been up to a lot lately. Mostly spending lots of quality time together. I thought I’d share a little drawing he made for Vanessa with chalk from Kaufmann Mercantile. I was giddy to give the chalk a whirl on the chalkboard coffee table, but I’m not a very good artist. Philip was more than happy to draw the munchkin a rockstar Elmo, especially since he’s been playing with the Draw Something app. Not bad huh?
I’m keeping the pack of chalk safe until Vanessa is old enough to appreciate the quality and isn’t trying to use it to give our couches and walls a little color. Did I ever mention she I caught her “taste testing” chalk colors a few weeks ago? Yeah… she was taking little nibbles out of the chalk. The nice stuff with have to wait until Vanessa is a little older. I can’t wait until she and Philip are drawing together. Makes my heart smile.
I’ve got a day full of errands and playing catch-up. See you back here tomorrow for a little chat about DSLR cameras and the goodies I love. Until then, happy crafting!
** What up FTC?! I was NOT perked by Blogelina to mention her products or services, I just think she happens to be super awesome. I was given free product by Kauffman Mercantile in exchange for a mention. **