June 23, 2018

Day 23: Here goes nothing!

Well, I've been reading tutorials and watching a trillion videos on YouTube about it, and I think I am finally ready to switch from Blogger to WordPress.

This. Is. Terrifying.

(This picture was actually from when Jerry and I were in Canada, and we discovered that Canada basically closes at 11PM. We wanted to go out for a drink, or at least get something to eat, but nothing was open!)

I have about 2,100 posts on Runs for Cookies, and I can't even guess how many photos uploaded to it. My biggest fear is that I'm going to lose everything.

I tried doing this switch once before, several years ago, but it just left me a sobbing mess and gave me nightmares for days.

Anyway, I'm just writing this to say that my blog may get a little wonky soon. It may disappear. I have no idea what is going to happen! If all goes well, I'll make a smooth transition to WordPress and you won't even notice (ha!).

I've made SOOO many changes to this blogger template that I'm afraid of what will happen when I try to make the switch. But that is precisely why I'd like to switch over. Because of all these changes I've made on Blogger, I think I've totally slowed down the blog's loading time, and I can't figure out how to undo a lot of the things I did. The html and css stuff is a big old mess. And I don't have the first clue how to clean it up!

I am hoping that by switching to WordPress, I can get a fresh start. I'd like to keep the basic look that I have on my blog now, but that may not be possible. I guess I'll see once I get to the other side ;)

Soooo.... I will try and write tomorrow if I can! Let's hope all goes smoothly. Or maybe I'll chicken out.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


10 comments:

  1. Remember me from BlogHer? I said I’d help you and I meant it! Email me atpyjammy@gmail.com if you have ANY questions or problems!

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  2. PS if you don’t remember, I work for WordPress.com and you stopped by the booth and I fangirled at you. 😀

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  3. I'm so scared for you I hope this goes well because your blog is life it gives me life

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  4. I have seriously contemplated that switch many times...most recently like literally two or three weeks ago when I spent hours and hours researching. I am at the 2000 post mark (ok...that is an anniversary that I will hit in one or two more posts) and the thought of losing that makes me convulse in fear!!! Good luck!!! I can’t wait to hear how it goes!!!!

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  5. I have a guy who can help with the transfer. https://wizardsplace.com/contact-wizardsplace/

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  6. As a blogger, the best money I ever spent was paying someone to move me to wordpress and do the design for me. I too had tried to do the move myself and ended up a complete mess. It was such a huge relief to have someone do it for me and I didn't have to worry about messing everything up.

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  7. Good luck with the move! We'll all be waiting, I'm sure.

    By the way, I haven't noticed that your blog loads slowly.

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  8. Good luck with the move! Can't wait to see the updated page!

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  9. Good Luck, I'm sure it will look great! I know you probably didn't mean it in a bad way, but as a Canadian who lives and has traveled almost all of Canada and actually been to over 15 other countries, Canada does NOT close at 11pm!!!! I'm not sure where you were, but I can reassure you that this is not the case MOST places.

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