I openly admit at first I wasn’t entirely sure about the switch from Blogger to WordPress…I’m not going to lie, it definitely has a learning curve.
So, here I am a week later and I’ve got to tell ya! I LOVE it! After learning some of the ins and outs I am realizing that there are so many awesome ways to use WordPress to your advantage and the upside…you own your content!
My biggest issue with blogger was the fact that they claimed ownership to my content. My second biggest issue is that they could close down my little blog at any time. I really didn’t like that. At all. I’d been fence sitting a while because I heard that switching over could be tough and that I would lose ALL of my GFC contacts.
After seeing another bloggers blog get taken down accidentally…it pushed me right over to the WordPress side of the fence! Yes, her blog was restored no biggie, but it was still enough to scare me.
So within a week. I switched.
It is a bummer that I am now paying a hosting fee. But you see, I love blogging. A lot. I love sharing my tips and tricks and tutorials with you so it’s worth it. I’m not going to lie, I would love to have people who think I’m cool enough to sponsor…and hopefully someday that will happen. But until then, I’m happy to pay my monthly fee and I’m happy that by paying it, it allows me to share what I love to do with you.
It’s true. I did lose all of my Google Friend Connect followers. My total number of subscribers dropped when I switched. But I noticed something interesting…my reach only dropped by about 10. So yes, I did have a lot of “followers” but they weren’t really following my little blog. Google Friend Connect is a tricky little bugger…it leads you to believe that with that number, ALL of those people read that blog on a regular basis…when they really don’t. And that’s ok. I just wanted to state if you’re afraid of switching over because of losing all of your Google Friend Connect followers…don’t be. Those who follow you regularly, will follow you over!
So, to those of you who have followed me to WordPress I wanted to say thank you. Truly thank you!
I feel like with switching over, it has allowed me the freedom to change some things around and do more. I will still post tutorials often! Before, I was hesitant to post updates about my cute little family and what my kiddos and I have been up to. I’d like to do a post here and there about that. I am also going to update regularly on my weight loss journey! I think it’s important to stay accountable. I’m excited about my latest update for you guys! Also, I was hesitant to mention anything religious in my posts in fear of “losing a follower” or offending anybody. But not anymore. Now don’t worry, I’m not going to get all preachy on you and try and convert you to my religion, if you have questions, of course you may ask, but I’m not going to hunt you down and make you listen! I do have some fun crafts and activities that are Christ centered that I’ve been hesitant to share. But I’ve decided that I want to share all aspects of my crafty interests with you, not just the “safe” ones!
I completely understand that it’s important to stick within your “niche”. But I also think it’s important to stay true to yourself, and just be yourself. I am more than a crafty person. I’m a wife, mother, daughter, aunt, friend, follower of Jesus…and brownie addict! There is a lot more to me than just crafts, and since this is Cox’s Corner I hope to be able to share more than just crafts with you. And, I hope you’ll stick around!
I’m also taking my cute mom on as a contributor! She will contribute, as often as she would like, with all sorts of fun things…mainly tried and true family recipes! To get a sneak peak of her awesome talent you can head over to her blog: Ninja Grandma. She is indeed a Ninja!