Hello friends. If I don’t write a post about my new blog home, it will be like not mentioning the ginormous pink elephant sitting in the middle of my living room. You don’t want to mention it, but you can’t look away, so you know something must be said.
I finally took the plunge and moved The Domestic Fringe over to a self-hosted site.
I was fully prepared for wailing and gnashing of teeth, accompanied by several bags of m&m’s and a sedative, but all went smoothly. I paid the happiness engineers at WordPress a one-time fee to move my blog and I don’t regret it a bit. It was the best money (and only up to that point) I ever spent on my blog. They had it moved in 24 hours, no problems. Perhaps I could have done it myself, but why risk several years of hard blogging work and my sanity?
Sometimes DIY doesn’t PAY.
I’ve got a blog post brewing on that, so don’t steal my idea.
You may have noticed that there’s a home page now. It’s a landing place for the blog with many featured posts including 31 Days of Living by Faith. After I fix the photos featured in the slide show and pretty up my links, it should be a good starting point for new readers. If you follow along on a reader or by email, you’ll never land on that page unless you go there on purpose. So if you hate it, just subscribe to this blog and you won’t ever need to see it.
I hope you’ll like it though, or at least give it some time to grow on you.
I appreciate every single person who reads my words. I know they don’t always make a lot of sense, so you’re awesome to stick with me. Thanks for showing me a lot of grace during this transition and making it easy for me to change things up. I appreciate those who have left encouraging comments on facebook and Twitter, and I very much appreciate Anna who helped me more than she probably realizes.
I hope you all take a second to look around and familiarize yourself with the new layout. Have a happy Monday!
P.S. Today begins my birthday week, so I’m super-excited. I don’t like the extra candle on my cake, but this is going to be a fun week. More on that tomorrow.