A Fresh Start

After a few years, I finally decided to invest some money in my blog and I moved it here, on WordPress.com. I couldn’t go self-hosted, but this is already a big progress to me. During the next few days, I’ll make sure to fix all the broken links, unfortunately your comments are gone, but I’ll still be able to read them all on Disqus.

I’m still not sure if Bloglovin and Feedly will keep working, I hope so, since I know I’ve already lost some readers along the road, but it’s the price to pay, I guess. Writing this post in the new editor is already a pure joy for me, so I’m very positive about the “move”.

I tried to do my best with the theme of the blog, I hope it will make things easier than on Blogspot, since this is a truly responsive one and I didn’t have to DIY anything (yay!), you can easily use the buttons in the sidebar to follow the blog if you want.

My goals for the blog are still the same, I’m not going to treat it like a job anymore and I’m not going to have an editorial calendar, I hope you’ll find my content still enjoyable though, I miss the good old days of blogging when social media didn’t exist and the only way to communicate with each other was only through comments.

I hope you’ll stick around, starting this new adventure together, thank you for your support, friends!

18 thoughts on “A Fresh Start”

  1. looking good! i’m surprised how much of your blog’s ‘design flavour’ you managed to keep.

    out of curiosity: what exactly ruled out self-hosting? i’m having a hunch, but the actual reason would interest me. (i may be long-term considering building/setting up my own server at home, so i’m looking at this from an entirely different angle)

      1. ah! well, that is indeed a very definitive reason. i figured since you mentioned not being too fond of diving into html/css, the increased care and maintenance of self-hosting wouldn’t be too enjoyable a thing for you. i only remembered later that there are hosters that offer wordpress installations as a one-click kind of thing – but that level of comfort probably comes with its own price tag. thanks!

  2. Congrats! Your blog looks good and readable. I made my move too early January this year and there’ so many things you can do on WordPress that I regret not doing the move sooner.

  3. No issues with Feedly that I’ve noticed – you still showed right up in my reader! 🙂 Congrats on the move! I’ve always enjoyed using WordPress as a platform, even before I was self-hosted.

    1. Yay! So glad to hear that! The main reason why I picked Blogspot at the beginning it’s because mapping my domain was free there and I didn’t have any money to invest in my blog. So glad I’ve been able to switch to WordPress.

  4. Hey! I was reading this on Feedly, so that definitely still works, haha. Good luck with the new blog! I will follow it loyally, as usual (even though I don’t always know something worth to respond). 🙂

      1. Thank you so much for your support, Kim! It means a lot to me 🙂

        Unfortunately WordPress.com doesn’t allow you to install any plugin (it’s a limited platform), to remap my comments I should switch to self-hosting on WordPress.org, but I can’t afford it at the moment. However my old blog is still there, so I’ll be able to read the comments whenever I want 🙂

  5. You still showed up on my bloglovin feed 😉

    Ahhh yes I remember those days when the only way to stay connected was through commenting back and forth on each other’s blogs… !!! Seems like so long ago lol

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