Oh Blogger, you have been so good to me.
You launched me into the world of blogging.
You slowly eased this technically-challenged girl into the world wide web.
You nurtured me with your simplicity.
But I’m afraid our time has come.
We must part ways. We must say goodbye.
New horizons with more flexibility are calling my name.
The voice of (self-hosted) WordPress beckons me…
I will miss you, Blogger.
Your dashboard is like an old friend.
I am so comfortable with you.
But alas, I must depart into the vast unknown.
Into the world of having no clue what I’m doing.
But I recall I’ve been there once (or twice) with you too.
Soon and very soon, I know I will be
Just as comfortable with my new beau as I am with you.
Goodbye, dear friend. Goodbye Blogger. To document our time together, I thought it fitting to include a few screenshots of what we once had.
See your navigation bar without the drop-down menus? That’s not going to work anymore.
*In case you have absolutely no clue what I’m talking about…I just launched my new blog (same address) on WordPress. WordPress is just a different blogging platform that has much more flexibility than Blogger (but is also much more complicated).
Take a few minutes to poke around, especially on the navigation bars…they’re my favorite part. Everything should be pretty easy to find now!
Oh, and you might give me a little grace these next few weeks (or months!) as I’m learning the ropes. :)
Special thanks to:
Joy from Five J’s. Joy, who is also a homeschool mom, transferred my blog posts from Blogger to WordPress and updated my header. I still love my design from RV Blog Designs and couldn’t part with it, so Joy graciously used many of the same elements (thanks to Rachel from RV Designs for her permission). Joy also put up with the fact that I am a technical dummy and held my hand through the whole process, including at almost 3am this morning when we were waiting for everything to transfer over! I am so thankful for you, Joy and I hope that someday we can meet in real life! :) Be sure to check out Joy’s homeschooling blog…she’s got lots of amazing ideas!
BloggingwithAmy.com: I spent “many a hour” watching video tutorials from Amy on setting up/optimizing/using WordPress. Her tutorials break up the “beast” into manageable pieces…leaving you saying, “Well, that was easy.” Amy, I’m sure my husband will be hearing your voice in his dreams for days to come…I have had my laptop in bed with me, watching your tutorials into the wee hours of the morning while he’s snoozing beside me. :)
PS- Stay tuned for a blog tour in the next few days!