New Year, New Website, New Outlook

Over a year ago, I started on a journey to switch my blog over to my own hosting. Before this switch I was using a free website builder called Weebly. They were great. They have easy to use designs, which was my big draw to them in the first place. So why did I want to leave them? There are a couple of big reasons. First off I wanted more flexibly with my design. I wanted to take my blog to the next level and make the website look more professional. The second reason was my ad revenue. Weebly takes 50% of my Google AdSense revenue. I know, I barely make any money from this blog but the little I was making was getting funneled over to this “free” website company.

Once I got to the point that now my website makes enough to cover the costs of hosting, I decided it was time to make the switch. I thought this was going to be a quick process. But to my dismay there is no magic button to switch your website content from Weebly to WordPress. I literally had to copy, paste and reinsert every single picture, word, and comment on my blog! Talk about driving a person nuts. I am just glad I started this now with only 43 posts. Continue reading