Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I am so thrilled to share with you all today and I think some of you have noticed that in the past few days, my blog is under editing. I legit am so happy that after 3 days, I finally get to share what I’ve been working on! I’m so happy and excited!
Not too long ago, I published a post asking what self-hosting site is the best to use for personal bloggers. That time, I was honestly so confused if I should continue purchasing a self-hosting plan or just use WordPress.com free forever. I have been blogging for almost 5 years now and having a self-hosted site is my ultimate blogging dream, so finally, here it is… and I am so thrilled!
Writings by JM
Some of you might ask, why did I change my blog name?
Only a few of my real life friends and family knows that I am blogging. When I go self-hosted, it will be easier to search for me so I just decided to change my blog name instead. From Jirah Merizz to Writings by JM. I don’t know if this makes any sense at all but you know, I just don’t want my name to be the exact name as my blog name and domain. Now, why Writings by JM?
I was brainstorming for a lot of blog name and domain ideas that would have a glimpse of my real name in it but would not include my whole name. Since I made this blog for writing and I have a poetry twitter account named @writingsbyjm, I thought to just use it. I’m so glad that it’s available.
What My Site Looks Like
Some portions of my site aren’t fully polished, but I think it’s ready to be open for the public. If you want to view my site on your own and experience the hard work that I’ve been focusing on for days, please do click this link: Writings by JM
But if you’re busy and can’t afford some time to go outside the WordPress Reader, then I’ll show you a quick tour around my blog!
Posts and Sidebar
I think that’s all for the quick blog tour! I’ve been spending days to export all of my old site’s (which is now private) content to import everything here. I’ve had problems with importing images, resizing the thumbnails but so far, I’m so happy with how the blog looks.
I still have a lot to do like creating new thumbnails for my posts because my theme has a custom size for the thumbnails and my old thumbnails just don’t fit. I have more than 300 posts so… I don’t know. I hope I get to edit everything. I also need to edit some of my blog posts that I’ve put a gallery to it because the images didn’t transfer here… so that’s another thing to do.
Anyway, that’s all for now! I’ve been spending the whole day in front of my laptop to edit my blog and finally write a post to present to you. I can say that I’m feeling so tired- but really, it’s worth it. 🙂 More of my self-hosting experience to come soon! If you’ve been thinking to go self-hosted too, stay tuned!
Thank you all so much for reading. I hope you visit my blog to see it first-hand! I am also open to criticisms that would help me improve the overall look of my blog. 🙂
Are you planning to go self-hosted?
If you do, I can help in some way! See you on my next post!
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