I did a thing, a BIG thing! If you have been clicking around my site then you already know. Caseykayblog.com got a total makeover! Blogging is a constant work in progress. I am always making adjustments and changes along the way. This is the biggest overhaul I have ever done and it was nerve-racking, to say the least.
I was contacted by Emily from the company Blogger to WordPress with an offer to help me re-vamp my site. I was skeptical, of course. She said it would be free and that she would handle all the complicated stuff I hadn’t been able to figure out on my own. Even more skepticism at that point. Free? Come on, what’s the catch? Turns out, NO CATCH! After a ton of emails back and forth, Emily sent me a design mock-up of how (if I was so inclined) my site would look. I gave her input on a color pattern and how important my instagram feed was to my site. Once I saw the design she came up with, I was all in. A much more user-friendly homepage that totally fits my aesthetic.
Then came the process of becoming a self hosted blog. A task I have always wanted but could never figure out after trying for a year. Emily took care of all the heavy lifting and now I’ve grown leaps and bounds in what I am able to do on my blog. Did I pay for the self hosting storage? Yes, but at $47 a year, to me it was worth it. Emily got everything figured out on her end and in 24 hours I had a brand new, shiny blog. I can customize and add more content than ever possible prior to the switch. This is all so exciting! Some minor adjustments were made by me, such as creating a new logo header and changing some fonts. I’m much too picky to give up ALL creative control. Together though, we created a site I am proud of. My motivation to grow this blog has multiplied ten fold during this process.
If you are looking to start or change-up your blog I highly recommend using Blogger to WordPress. The whole process could not have been easier. Do you research beforehand (I read at least twenty Blogger to WordPress reviews before agreeing) but know that it IS the real deal. The team was so responsive to my needs and worries. The outcome was a truly beautiful interface that I hope you enjoy as much as I do. Go ahead, click around!