First of all, Happy New Year! I hope you all celebrated in style last night. Staying in bed all day today, reading blog posts and binge watching netflix sounds like a plan…
Incase you haven’t already noticed, I haven’t been quite so active on my blog recently with my last post being towards the end of November. I hate taking breaks from blogging and messing up my posting schedule but I really just needed a break.
I have been blogging for over three years now (I think!) and since starting a full time job with hours from 9-6, it is exhausting trying to maintain a blog on the side. I was getting to the point where I was feeling so unmotivated with each of my posts and they were all beginning to feel really forced. I knew that I needed to have a break because the last thing I wanted to do was compromise the quality of my posts and put them up for the sake of it.
Another thing that was really annoying me with my blog was the fact that I wasn’t on WordPress. I work in a digital agency where the majority of our websites are based on WordPress, so coming back to my blog on blogger each time was really frustrating. Blogger was good for me when I first started blogging but it was becoming more annoying each time I realised the lack of flexibility it gave me.
It has taken me quite a while to get in moved over to WordPress but I have finally done it, all thanks to the help of Pipdig. After trying to transfer all my posts myself and ending up even more stressed, I decided it was time to get someone else onboard to do the job! Pipdig charge a fee of £95 and for this he will transfer all of your blog posts across (maintaining the same URL to maintain your SEO rankings).
The price also includes one of themes. I went for the Style and Light theme, which I am so happy with! So many little features have been added to these themes making them so easy to customise and make your own. I literally couldn’t believe it when I got access to the backend of my blog. Everything has just been made so easy!
£95 may seem a little steep initially, but the service is 100% worth it. Phil from Pipdig also got both my domain names set up (.co.uk and .com) and had my blog running within a week. There was no downtime whatsoever. My only regret is not making the move sooner!
Now my blog is up and running on WordPress I feel so much more motivated to get going again. I have written up a new blog post schedule so I know what post is going live on what day. Being organised with my posts means that I actually have time to plan them and create good quality content, which I hope you will all enjoy reading!
So in short, I am finally back and ready to start blogging again. I will be posting every Wednesday and Sunday, with posts going live at 8am on those mornings. I can’t wait to get back into it all again!