I had originally started Deep Sea Parenting on a host called Blogger. Why? I’m a bit of a Google abuser. Maybe more than a bit. G Cal is life, especially if you’re a mother with a full schedule. I’m on that thing at least 5x a day planning out this weeks dinners, doctor appointments, workouts etc. I love how effortless it is to log onto almost anything with my gmail account. I’m looking at you, Pinterest. However, while Google is busy taking over the world, I only found it right that I not take the easy route and make sure I’m doing my research to build a quality website.
As I looked more into starting a new blog, I’ve learned that WordPress might be the host for me. I don’t mean to bash blogger, because it was an extremely easy host to use and being that I already had a google account, it was literally as simple as clicking a button, “New Blog”. However, I quickly learned that whatever content I posted on blogger would never belong to me. What the heck, woman? I’m planning on putting a lot of time and effort into my future content. So why shouldn’t I be owning my work?
I felt so irritated at the fact that I had already put in a few hours into my blogger host and now I would have to start all over again with a new host.
Starting on WP was pretty easy. Not as easy as Blogger, but you bet this internet addict took the time to figure it out. I jumped onto my home desktop around 10am this morning and here I am @ 1pm, same day. All I really did was copy and pasted my information from Blogger to WordPress and the rest was mostly the visuals. I spent most of my time looking through themes and figuring out what widgets I wanted where. There were some HTML/CSS bumps in the road but thanks to an “old” social network, I was able to push through (thanks, Myspace). My site is up and running, I have my widgets in place and my blog is launched! It may be a rocky launch, but everyone’s gotta start somewhere.
If any of you readers out there have any tips or suggestions for this first time WP user, please feel free to comment or email me! 🙂